Issue 8
Tuesday, 05 October 2021
Charles Darwin University
E-news
The 2021 Knowl­edge Inter­sec­tions Sym­po­sium was held at the Desert Knowl­edge Precinct and host­ed more than 150 peo­ple, both in per­son and online.
The 2021 Knowl­edge Inter­sec­tions Sym­po­sium was held at the Desert Knowl­edge Precinct and host­ed more than 150 peo­ple, both in per­son and online.

Symposium offers unique insights to desert knowledge

Researchers from across the Territory and Australia joined forces in Alice Springs this September to share desert knowledge at the Knowledge Intersections Symposium.

Co-hosted by Charles Darwin University (CDU), Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE), the Desert Knowledge Research Institute (DKRI), and the Desert Peoples Centre (DPC), the Symposium provides a platform for ear­ly-career and estab­lished researchers to con­nect and share their knowl­edge, ideas and expe­ri­ences in desert research.

The fourth edition of the Knowledge Intersections Symposium was held at the Desert Knowledge Precinct and extended its previous research exchange to include creative and cultural practices showcased through hands-on activities geared towards healing practices which drew on cultural themes.

Senior Research Fellow Dr Judith Lovell described the symposium as an event which brings researchers together from the central inland region to talk about matters that are important to them. 

"We come here to listen to each other and share how we learn, what we've come to know and how to pay respect for the knowledge pathways through which we intersect," Dr Lovell said.

The program included three different knowledge streams that ran concurrently and included topics such as Enterprise, Language and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Knowledge Intersections, and Knowledge Sharing.

The event celebrated a range of academic work being done on country in Central Australia.