Centre for Ideas

The Centre for Ideas marks a radical departure from the conventional teaching and research models in arts education. Working directly with disciplines at the VCA and the Parkville campus, the Centre offers a range of interdisciplinary graduate courses and breadth subjects.

Through highly innovative individual or collaborative projects, we generate new possibilities and opportunities for interdisciplinary research between the creative arts and the sciences, humanities and other fields of knowledge.

Soren-Dahlgaard, The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, Venice Biennale, 2013

The Centre features a wide range of local and international guest speakers.  Through our conferences, symposia and progams we explore a range of issues, ensuring that students and researchers are equipped to engage critically with the broader social context.

Speakers have include:

Richard Foreman, Alain Badiou, Yvonne Rainer, Abbas Kirostami, Peter Sellars, Stelarc, J Hillis Miller, Paul Cox, David Wenham, Thomas Hirschhorn, Peter Singer, Geoffrey Rush, Marcia Langton, Julian Burnside, Patrick Dodson, Darian Leader.

For all Centre for Ideas staff visit the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Staff.

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