Programming with lived experience

From tackling the question "Where are you from?" to multilingual performances, these initiatives champion for visibility and understanding.

How do you answer the question “Where are you from?” Often the person asking has already formed a set of preconceptions about your identity based on such attributes as appearance and accent.

Where are you from? (WAYF) is a project created by Melbourne curator and writer Sabina McKenna, designed to raise awareness about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) experiences through art and storytelling.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_