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Author: Kirsten Wright

Language and the Words We Use

The aim of this is not to censor, or to sugar-coat the history of ‘care’ – it is instead about us making more conscious choices about the language we use when we publish content. We acknowledge that language is not neutral or ‘historical’, and in reproducing offensive language we are endorsing or perpetuating systems that have caused great injustice and harm. It is also about acknowledging more fully the reality of those actions in the past, and the impacts of those that are ongoing.
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The power imbalance inherent in records and archives

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 In September 2016, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Consultation Paper into Records and recordkeeping practices. Submissions were invited and subsequently published on the Royal Commission website.
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Find & Connect – What even is it?

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3On Wednesday 7 June, Cate O’Neill, Nicola Laurent and Kirsten Wright gave a talk called “Find & Connect: What even is it?” at the Digital Studio, Arts West, University of Melbourne. This post summarises what we discussed.
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