Welcome to The Distillery, an online interview series hosted by Lee Shang Lun. Each half-hour episode is a livestreamed conversation that concentrates on the subject's unique perspective and expertise. The aim is to draw out simple ideas from deep discussion.
Cienan Muir is a Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindjeri man, the Senior Project Officer at the Koorie Youth Council, the founder of IndigiNerd, and Australian Director of Indigenous Comic Con ( ), an event that focuses on Indigenous creativity within the popular culture arena. He is a Nicholls on his mother’s side and Muir on his father’s side, two strong families who have been at the forefront of Aboriginal civil rights.
Cienan is passionate about representation in the popular culture arena for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the Indigenous gaze over content creation within the popular culture space from our communities. He believes popular culture provides a platform to allow creativity and alternative narratives to be expressed subjectively, these expressions commonly dealing with factors such as racism and respect.