Institute for Culture and Society

Young and Resilient Research Centre


Research shows that the drivers of resilience are complex and thus require holistic, socio-ecological responses. Underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and youth-centred, participatory methods, the Young and Resilient Research Centre (incorporating the Intergener8 Living Lab) generates evidence-based policy and practice outcomes that leverage the digital to strengthen the resilience of young people and their communities.

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The new Young and Resilient Research Centre, led by Co-Directors Associate Professors Philippa Collin and Amanda Third, has been launched. Bringing together research expertise from the Institute for Culture and Society, and throughout the University, the Centre researches how to harness technology to explore the resilience of young people and their communities.
The world premiere of The Bamboo Bridge, a film directed by Associate Professor Juan Francisco Salazar, screened at Antenna Documentary Film Festival this week. In the awards ceremony on Wednesday night, the film received Special Mention in the Best Australian Documentary category.
This week, twenty-one students aged 10-17 came together in a national forum at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra to discuss the future of news media and train to be News Champions, equipped to lead discussions and engage with news in their local communities, as part of the Advancing the Media Literacy of Young Australians research project.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Juan Francisco Salazar who has been awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for his project 'Australia a Space-faring Nation: Imaginaries and Practices of Space Futures'. Associate Professor Salazar will receive just over $1 million to investigate the challenges, opportunities and implications of outer space as a site of economic, political, environmental and cultural interest for Australia.


The aim of this series is to introduce HDR students to key theorists and concepts of central importance to sociocultural thought.
Audience at the Mapping the Humanities event.
On the Accumulation of Homeliness: Practices and Mobilities - HDR Panel: Kate Naidu and Alex Coleman
University of Oregon’s Mark Carey explores the fundamental role of glacial ice in global economics and politics, and within imaginative, historical and colonial narratives in 'The culture and politics of ice'.
A two-day workshop exploring how habits are shaped by urban governance, milieus and material forms. The workshop will be held from 6-7 November at Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus.