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Musicians Building Peace – Collaboratory 2023
“Creativity is the wellspring that feeds the building of peace.” John Paul Lederach, 2005.
Musicians, music educators, music therapists, applied arts researchers, community development specialists, activists and any interested others are invited to join “Musicians Building Peace” – a one-day workshop exploring the role of music in promoting peace, justice, and dialogue and building a more just and peaceful world.
Led by Dr. Gillian Howell, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and an authority on music in peacebuilding and post-conflict transitions, this workshop will delve into the methods musicians employ to contribute to peace in diverse settings. We’ll explore real-world projects that rebuild social bonds in the aftermath of conflict using a range of musical approaches and genres. You’ll come away with new tools for imagining, planning, and evaluating music activities with peace-promoting goals.
This interactive workshop is an opportunity to connect with fellow music professionals, academics, and changemakers and develop your knowledge in an emerging area of creative practice. We’re eager to hear YOUR stories about making a meaningful impact on the world through music – so come prepared to share your experiences and wisdom!
Presented by the Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne, hosted in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
All venues at the Southbank campus are wheelchair accessible. To read more about access services available at our venues, please visit: https://finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/access-our-events
Please also note that in order to account for drop-off in attendance, we overbook a select number of free concerts at the Conservatorium. If you have not arrived by the start of the performance, your ticket may be released to any waiting patrons at the door. Please arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before the performance to secure your seat.
Enabling and building a culture of research impact is vital to ensure our discoveries and ideas actually change and improve the world around us. Whether it’s finding new ways to solve problems, advancing technology, or helping communities, the conscious pursuit of impactful research is required in order to ensure that research findings and outputs ultimately create meaningful and positive changes within society.
On Wednesday 15 November 2023, the University of Melbourne will host The Future of Impact Research Symposium. This all-day, in-person event will explore the current research impact landscape in discussion with leading local and global research impact experts, and has been designed for the local research community, including academics and professional research staff.
Professor Margaret Sheil AO: Vice Chancellor Queensland University of Technology and Chair of the ARC Review Committee
Dr David Phipps: Assistant Vice President Research Strategy and Impact at York University, and Director of Research Impact Canada.
Professor Jenny Lewis: Academic director, Scholarly and Social Research Impact, Chancellery Research & Enterprise, Professor of Public Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.
Dr Wade Kelly: Director, Research Excellence and Impact, Monash University.
Ken Knight: Head of Research Impact & Consumer Involvement, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.