Collaboratory Podcast

Intellectual Property and Agreements: A Conversation with Dr Diana James

by | 4 Sep, 2022

Collaboratory Season 1
Collaboratory Season 1
Intellectual Property and Agreements: A Conversation with Dr Diana James

In this episode, Dr Diana James shares some of her early experiences of cultural co-creativity and the relationships and learning which laid important foundations for the Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition to take place. She reflects on some of the back-end and relational structures that underpin the work that got presented in the exhibition and shares practical insights about tools and approaches to navigating value and agency across the intercultural and cross institutional spaces of a project like Songlines. Read the full show notes on our website


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Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters Songline – Open Access

Seven Sisters Songline Kungkarangkalpa Performance, Canberra 2013 – Open Access

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, The National Museum of Australia – Open Access


Dr Diana James is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Humanities and Arts at the Australian National University and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music at Adelaide University. Her research focus is the Indigenous song, story and dance of the Western Desert. 

You can find Diana online on Australian National University website, Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters Songline

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Collaboratory is written, edited and produced by Maya Haviland with production and editorial assistance from Nicole Deen. Audio engineering by Nick McCorriston.Music made, especially for us by Seprock, additional research and production support by Nicole O’Dowd.

Collaboratory is produced on the lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri  people. We pay our respects, an ongoing gratitude to the custodian’s past present and future of the lands on which we work and of the knowledges from which we learn.

Collaboratory is a production of the Scaffolding Cultural Co-creativity Project hosted by the Center for Heritage and Museum Studies in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University funding is generously provided by the Australian National University Translational Fellowship Scheme.


Hosts: Maya Haviland, Nicole Deen, Audio Engineer: Nick McCorriston, Featured guests: Jenny Savigny, Stephen Corey