Meta-Meta is a retreat for practitioners in community cultural development, intercultural and socially engaged practice. The inaugural Meta-Meta event was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2012.

Mid-career professionals working across Australia, Indonesia and South-East Asia met with other intercultural innovators who work across faiths, genders, nationalities, economies, cultures of origin, generations and abilities.

Practitioners working on creative-led social change face common issues. The event creates space for:

  • Critical dialogues with documented outcomes.

  • Open Space exploration of practice-based issues including participant-led workshops.

  • Conversations around professional sustainability, reflection and collaboration.

  • Safe space to meet with peers and colleagues creating time in your year to get into rich, productive discussions that expand your work.

  • Focus on peer learning for mid-career practitioners, as there isn’t currently a professional development or exchange opportunity for practitioners at this level.

More information about this event can be found at
Information about the publication from the event is here.

I co-organised Meta-Meta with Jade Lillie, Ben Fox and Lenine Bourke.

Organisational partners KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre (Indonesia), Cemeti Art House (Indonesia), Contact Inc. (Australia) and Breakbulk (Australia).