Event A tour around the mudflats

A tour around the mudflats

Expanded Lecture

20 November 2021

Expanding on their recent e-flux Architecture essay, A tour around the mudflats, Kaya Barry and Samid Suliman meditate on the connections formed by migratory birds between people, places, species, histories, and futures.

In response to Thao Nguyen Phan’s Becoming Alluvium, Barry and Suliman explore how thinking with and through the journeys of migratory shorebirds of Moreton Bay, such as the Far Eastern Curlew and the Bar-tailed Godwit, enable new ways of generating and perceiving connections between the very local to the distant elsewhere. By tracing the real and imagined linkages between the Mekong and Maiwar, Barry and Suliman also consider the importance of contemporary art to help us reimagine regional ecologies and human geographies in our warming world.

This event is live at the IMA, Kaya Barry will be joining remotely via Zoom. This talk will also be livestreamed via our Facebook page.


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—returned to Australia from overseas (other than a safe travel zone country)
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Guest Info
  • Kaya Barry is an artist and geographer working in the areas of mobility, migration, and arts research. She is a research fellow in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University, and is currently lecturing at Aalborg University, Denmark.

    Samid Suliman is Lecturer in Migration and Security in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science and a researcher in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University.

A lone Far Eastern Curlew forages along the mudflat across the river from the Port of Brisbane. Photo by Kaya Barry.

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Becoming Alluvium

09 Oct–18 Dec 2021

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