SAM Seminar: Being-entrepreneurial: a desirable narrative

When:28 Aug 2018, 3:30pm - 5pm
Venue:Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building
Who:Collin Chua, UNSW Sydney
SAM Seminar

Be entrepreneurial—this is increasingly an imperative addressed to all of us. To be entrepreneurial is a mindset, an attitude, a way of thinking; it is to inculcate a passionate spirit, which you are to develop within yourself, and then to exhibit. Being entrepreneurial offers a sense of agency, and extends the possibility of wealth-creation in an age of precarity. It is a discourse which rationalizes modern subjects—you, too, can be entrepreneurial, and thus be creative, liberated, and successful. This seminar discusses being-entrepreneurial—as a contemporary subject position within communicative capitalism, operating as a coping mechanism for the fragmentation and disruption of traditional work arrangements and structures.

Collin Chua lectures in media and PR & advertising at the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW Sydney. His current research addresses cultures of innovation and entrepreneurship.


This seminar will be followed by drinks and nibbles, then a very special 4S International Roundtable on First Nations Activism and Media from 6pm-8pm. Convened by Tanja Dreher (UNSW), speakers include Bronwyn Carlson, Claudia Magallanes-Blanco and Kyle Powys Whyte.

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First Nations Activism and Media: A 4S International Roundtable

Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building
Tuesday, 28 August, 6–8pm

RSVP: Please register your attendance by email to t.dreher@unsw.edu.au

This international roundtable brings together scholars and producers of First Nations media to discuss the relationship between media and activism in a range of contexts including Australia, North America and Central America. Speakers will share examples of media production and research focused on First Nations activism on topics including environmental justice, Indigenous sovereignties, community resilience and diverse communications strategies. Topics for discussion include:

  • media and communication practices in the struggle against extractivist projects (mining, hydroelectric plants, wind energy, and the like)
  • the role of media in Indigenous environmental justice, including how the media relates to Indigenous efforts to achieve climate and environmental justice, especially how the media portrays the deeper sources of injustice in our societies, such as histories of biased laws and land-use practices that degrade the environment.
  • gendered violence and gender politics online, including Indigenous women’s activism online, the politics of identity and the policing of Indigenous women online, toxic masculinity and gender violence, and the silencing of Indigenous women through colonial politics of ‘protection’.

Bronwyn Carlson
Professor Carlson is an Aboriginal woman who was born on and lives on D’harawal Country in NSW Australia. She is a scholar with both a national and international reputation in the field of Indigenous Studies. She has vast teaching and curriculum development experience and has published in scholarly journals, nationally and internationally. Professor Carlson maintains a strong connection between Indigenous Studies pedagogy and research. She is the author of the book, The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today? (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016) and a co-editor of The Politics of Identity: Emerging Indigeneity (University of Technology Sydney E-Press, Sydney, 2013). She is the founding and managing editor of the Journal of Global Indigeneity. Professor Carlson established the Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE) which is an international interdisciplinary research network of scholars interested in Indigenous related research. She hosted two recent international symposiums: ‘Cultured Queer/Queering Cultures: Indigenous Perspectives on Queerness’ and ‘Reterritorialising Social Media: Indigenous People Rise Up’.

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Claudia Magallanes-Blanco is Chair of the Masters in Communication and Social Change, Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, México. Dr Magallanes-Blanco is an academic/activist in the field of indigenous communication, communication for social change and social movements. She is currently a Co-Vice Chair of the Community Communication and Alternative Media Section of the International Association for Mass Communication Research and an active member of the international OURMedia network.

Kyle Powys Whyte
Kyle Whyte is the Timnick Chair in the Humanities, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Associate Professor of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. His research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and science organizations, and problems of Indigenous justice in public and academic discussions of food sovereignty, environmental justice, and the anthropocene. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.


SAM Seminar Series

This series provides a showcase and forum for local as well as international scholars, researchers, industry practitioners and creative artists – ranging from early-career to well-established – to present on their work. No need to book, all welcome.

Coming next:
Week 8 - Tuesday, 11 September
Note different venue - Io Myers Studio
Special Event:
Postgrad Research in Performance
Alexandra Talamo, Maria White and Mitchell Whitehead
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Find out more and see the full program.
Enquiries contact: SAM Seminar Convenor, Michael Richardson – michael.richardson@unsw.edu.au


Finding us
Robert Webster Building is located mid-way off the UNSW main walkway. Map Reference G14. Cinema 327 is located on the third floor.

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Supported by UNSW Creative Practice Lab

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