Stories, movement and country: living and learning together in northern Australia

LCJ 26 cover

Matthew Campbell

LCJ: Special Issue:

Collaborative knowledge work in northern Australia, 26, pp. 22-26
https://doi.org/10.18793/lcj2020.26.04

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Campbell, M. (2020). Stories, movement and country: living and learning together in northern Australia. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts [Special Issue: Collaborative knowledge work in northern Australia], 26, 22-26. https://doi.org/10.18793/lcj2020.26.04

 

Abstract

Using stories to elucidate different ways home might be thought about, this short paper considers the role of ‘home’ in living with and learning from others to generate a shared sense of belonging in northern Australia, and through that, what lives are able to flourish within it. The paper argues that homes are made collectively, by people, places, and ideas, and perpetuate themselves in the actions that people take. Acting responsibly in making our homes means keeping open the possibility for others to make theirs too, so that we might make homes together. To do this, the paper argues, requires recognising the role of others, human and ‘other than human,’ in the homes we make and inhabit.

 

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