Advisory Board & Supporters

International Advisory Board

  • Robyn Archer, Australia.
  • Mark Bauerlein, National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Tressa Berman, BorderZone Arts, Inc., San Francisco and Melbourne, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia and San Francisco Art Institute, USA.
  • Judy Chicago, New Mexico, USA.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; Common Ground.
  • Nina Czegledy, University of Toronto and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
  • James Early, Smithsonian Institution, Anacostia Museum Center for African American History, USA.
  • Mehdi Faridzadeh, International Society for Iranian Culture (ISIC), New York and Tehran, Iran.
  • Jennifer Herd, Bachelor of Visual Arts in Contemporary Indigenous Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Fred Ho, New York, USA.
  • Andrew Jacubowicz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Gerald McMaster, Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada.
  • Mario Minichiello, Loughborough University School of Art and Design, UK.
  • Fred Myers, Department of Anthropology, New York University, USA.
  • Darcy Nicholas, Porirua City Council, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
  • Daniela Reimann, University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz, Austria.
  • Arthur Sabatini, Arizona State University, USA.
  • Cima Sedigh, Global Education and Health Alliance, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
  • Peter Sellars, World Cultures Program, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Ella Shohat, Departments of Art & Public Policy, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University, USA.
  • Judy Spokes, Arts Victoria, Australia.
  • Tonel (Antonio Eligio), University of British Columbia, Canada, and Havana, Cuba.
  • Marianne Wagner-Simon, Berlin, Germany.


  • BorderZone Arts, Inc., San Francisco and Melbourne.

    BorderZone Arts is an international community-based arts and cultural organization that facilitates collaborations among historically under-represented and emerging artists and arts organizations. BZA’s programs foster artistic exchanges across international, cultural, geographic and political boundaries through the creation of exhibitions, performances, publications and public programs.

  • The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
    The Globalism Institute is the public face of a university-wide research strength in globalisation and cultural diversity at RMIT University. The Institute undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation. The role of the Institute is to initiate and manage research and community projects involving consortia of academics, researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds. These collaborative projects draw on expertise from across the university and beyond, in fields such as global politics, international relations, community studies, cross-cultural communication, international education, international trade, productive diversity, global English and media studies.

Arts Conference 2007 artist

Artist: Joerg Gimmler
(Courtesy: Galerie Lecoq)

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground