Indigenous remix in Oceania

What does indigeneity mean in the 21st century and in the context of a globalising world?

Dr Katerina Martina Teaiwa explores the concept of remix as a framework for understanding the movement of indigenous peoples, lands, ideas and commodities, and for highlighting aspects of agency, activism, creativity and kinship in the context of Pacific regionalism.

She will particularly discuss Banaban land and dance, and the role of the Festival of Pacific Arts and other Pacific arts activities in both growing and limiting remix.

Katerina Teaiwa is Head of the Department of Gender, Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Culture, History and Language, and the Pacific Studies Convenor in the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU. She is also the President of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies. She is currently a fellow with the Framing the Global project at the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University and from 2003–2007 she was a member of the Islands of Globalization project team based at the East-West Center and Center for Pacific Islands Studies in Honolulu, which connected the Pacific and the Caribbean through popular, policy and pedagogy projects. She is the author of Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba (2015, Indiana University Press).

This Public Lecture is being given as part of 'Worlding Oceania: Christianities, Commodities and Gendered Persons in the Pacific', symposium of ARC Laureate Project Engendering Persons, Transforming Things