Creative research and development in Asia-Pacific : Reflections on gender inequalities and human rights


9th and 10th of April 2018

Queensland University of Technology

Z9 Kelvin Grove Campus


This symposium brings together researchers, development practitioners, creative practitioners and human rights advocates to discuss the way in which creative processes can be explored and integrated into research, advocacy and monitoring and evaluation in the Asia-Pacific region. Following on from the Women of the World (WOW) festival (6-8 April 2018), the symposium seeks to engage in topics such as gender and human rights reflecting on the way in which research, through inclusive and collaborative approaches, can challenge dominant representations and unequal power dynamics in community development.

The two-day symposium includes presentations and creative workshops which provide a space for people with different backgrounds to share their experiences. Speakers will include human rights defenders from Papua New Guinea, academics exploring creative research approaches with community groups and postgraduate students.


Download the Symposium Creative Research 9-10 April 2018 Draft Program here.

Download the QUT Symposium Flyer 9-10 April 2018 flyer here.

Register for free here.

Supported by:

QUT Design Lab

QUT Creative Lab

CIF Research Office

Papua New Guinea – Australia Partnership


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Jackie Kauli (

Project Officer:

Caroline O’Reilly (

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