Territorial Recovery: An International Coalition

Through provocation this session is intended to work as a data generator for the development of a Terra-festo. Terra-festo is a declaration for ideas of and for the earth – shifting perspectives from an anthropocentric to an inclusive terra-centric framework for the future; reinscribing notions of progress to create alternative narratives and systems.


Fiona Hillary is an artist and a lecturer in Art in Public Space at the School of Art, RMIT University. Fiona is the Curator/Producer of the Urban Laboratory for RMIT University’s Centre for Art, Society and Transformation. Fiona’s research interests are in collaborative practice, the use of socially-engaged art practice as research methodology in public spaces and temporary installations. Fiona is a PhD Candidate at Deakin University exploring the role of temporary public practice in re-imaging futures.


Kirsten Lyttle is a Melbourne-based multimedia artist of Māori descent. Her Iwi (tribe) is Waikato and her tribal affiliation is Ngaati Taghina, Tainui A Whi. She is currently a Doctoral candidate at Deakin University, where she also teaches photography in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. A 2015 RMIT and University of Lethbridge Indigenous Residency Exchange recipient, Lyttle has exhibited in Indonesia, Italy, and New Zealand, and widely in Australia.


Jen Rae is a Canadian/Australian artist-researcher engaged in the discursive field of contemporary environmental art and a scholar in art-based environmental communication. Her creative practice and research interests include visual literacy + humour in environmental communications, transdisciplinary collaborative methodologies, and ecological futures thinking. Jen is a multi-artform artist including public art, community engagement, drawing and animation. She is also the Co-founder of The Riparian Project and Fair Share Fare.




Territorial Recovery

Jen Rae, Kirsten Lyttle and Fiona Hillary