|Type of post:||Association news item|
|Date Posted:||Mon, 12 Mar 2018|
|Turangawaewae is a term from Te Ao Maori (the Maori world) which is often translated as 'A Place to Stand', but refers to the concept of home, or traditional grounds/whenua. It is explained by Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal as “places where we feel especially empowered and connected. They are our foundation, our place in the world, our home.”
Turangawaewae draws on the representation of home/place/culture/identity from inside and outside traditional landscapes, as well as connecting with the provocations of 'standing ground' or ‘standing up’. Prioritising the work and voices of First Peoples, this Special Issue will explore how Indigenous performances in Australasia assert, negotiate, share and challenge distinct ‘places to stand’.
Submissions might explore topics such as:
The distinct ways indigenous performances are made and/or received, at ‘Home’ and ‘Away’;
How indigenous performance negotiates cultural and artistic exchange on many platforms;
How indigenous performances assert ‘place’;
The issue will be co-curated by Dr Nicola Hyland, Dr Liza-Mare Syron and Associate Professor Maryrose Casey. We are looking for a variety of submissions (max 6000 words), both critical and creative, which speak to these ideas. Please contact us for more information, or to send an expression of interest and abstract.
Submission drafts are due by August 1, 2018.
 Te Ahukaram? Charles Royal, 'Papat??nuku – the land - T?rangawaewae – a place to stand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/papatuanuku-the-land/page-5 (accessed 12 March 2018)