The Community Reading Room (CRR) is a pop-up destination for research, community discussion and engagement around art, culture and identity. 

The CRR aspires to be a life-affirming space for individuals who identify as First Nations and People of Colour to encounter texts that acknowledge, validate and place their lived experience and creative practice at the centre, rather than the margin. 

Founded by Fijian-Australian artist and academic Torika Bolatagici in 2013, the CRR is a discursive project that invites the general public to consider the inclusivity of public spaces and to contemplate how our institutions of knowledge privilege particular methodologies and ways of knowing.

The CRR has been presented at Colour Box Studio (2013); Footscray Community Arts Centre (2014) Testing Grounds (2017) and Arts House (2017).

Keep an eye on the Events page for more information about things happening in 2018/9.

The Community Reading Room is also on Instagram and Facebook.

To get in touch, email Torika: communityreadingroom@gmail.com