9 Slices

Francesca led the 9 Slices initiative of the 2015 Emerging Writers Festival that resulted in a book  and video of the project being produced: 9 slices the movie They write, they type, they read and they draw – for hours on end… Creativity is only possible if you don’t set out to be creative in…

STREAT Creative Inkubator

#streatstories RMIT’s non/fictionLab and STREAT are partnering in a collaborative creative project that connects city dwellers to each other and to the wider community through writing and storytelling. STREAT is a social enterprise dedicated to stopping youth disadvantage and homelessness ‘one meal at a time’. The RMIT/STREAT Creative Inkubator or #STREATstories aims to foster a meaningful sense of…

Essaying the fabpod

An improvised experimental collaborative account of the uncertain cultural life and futures of the fabpod, as of August 21, 2014. The associated ibook (i.e. Apple only) is available for download. How might the affordances of the essay as a writing practice be brought to bear within a workshop framework of collaborative improvisation, in response to…

non/fictionLab

Francesca is co-founder and co-director of the non/fictionLab research group in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. non/fictionLab is a world-leading research outfit for new creative practices. Our research ecology includes essayists, poets, novelists, media-makers, photographers, editors, publishers, and literary and cultural studies scholars. non/fictionLab exists to explore and articulate the value…

Nonfiction Lab: Honours

Francesca is leading the RMIT Honours Nonfiction lab in 2015: exploring the nexus between non and fiction. It is dedicated to doing and making and thinking. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant,” Georgia O’Keeffe insists, “there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing—and keeping the unknown always beyond you…”…

Non/fictionLab Symposium – Placing Nonfiction

In December 2013, we hosted our first Non/fictionLab Symposium at the Design Hub, RMIT University. It was called Placing Nonfiction: Politics, Poetics Practices. Symposium fun. #accidental #academic #nonflab A post shared by Wil Polson (@wac.p) on Dec 9, 2013 at 7:31pm PST Here is one of the morning panels Experiments with Experience with chair Antonio Castillo…