PROJECTS

PROJECTS

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We are researching home gardens in Haberfield, to map, document and showcase the neighbourhood’s cultural diversity through interviews with gardeners and photographs of gardens.

Gardens have been identified as significant locations of placemaking and environmental negotiation for communities in Australia. Gardens are also seen as sites where people can maintain and create cultural and aesthetic practices, add to the cultural and environmental diversity of the urban landscape, and provide the location for greening practices in everyday life. In documenting and making visible to the community and general public existing and contemporary gardening practices, this project aims are three-fold:

To connect history and cultural diversity to the idea of sustainable practices documenting gardens in the Inner West.

• To recognise the importance of gardening as placemaking and as a reflection of shifting cultural, social and environmental landscape of the Inner West.

• To foster a sense of connection and belonging through cultural exchanges that enable people to feel proud of the contribution they make to their multicultural neighbourhoods by sharing the stories of their gardens, and to the environment by reducing the resources required by large scale agriculture.

Brief Description:

Selamat Datang! Welcome to Indonesian Australian Design Futures!

This project brings Indonesian and Australian designers together for international exchange, ideas and skills sharing, workshops, a community hack-a-thon, and most importantly, imagining new design futures.

Stay tuned for project updates and Sydney Design event dates!

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Subjects:
Cultural Studies, Language, Communication and Culture, Cultural Citizenship, Media Interventions, Multimedia Arts, Performance Arts, Social Cohesion, Transnational Identities

Start year: 2005

Summary: The last decade in Italy has seen the proliferation of innovative activist practices resulting from a productive traffic between political theory with art and media. Merging with activism, art and media practices take a dynamic role in the promotion of social change while simultaneously providing a critical commentary to social and political issues in contemporary Italy. This research, which will result in a book length study, will be the first to explore the emergence of contact zones in these practices.

Keywords: Italy, Social change, Activism, Contemporary art, Media, Politics,

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Brief Description:

This study relates to the NRP 2: ‘Strengthening Australia’s social and economic fabric’. This project offers new approaches to questions of cultural diversity beyond multiculturalism by bringing together the notions of culture and citizenship, thereby reframing the international debate over cultural citizenship within the Australian context. The project places Australia at the leading edge of research on new media, creative practices and citizenship by developing models of ‘evaluating evaluation’ and benchmarking participation, belonging and cultural citizenship. The research will contribute to improved funding, evaluation and policy priorities for key Arts agencies such as The Australia Council and Arts NSW.

This paper reconsiders the story of permaculture, developed in Australia in the mid-1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. This paper considers permaculture as an example of counterculture in Australia. In keeping with permaculture design ecological principles, we argue that today permaculture is best understood as part of an assemblage of design objects, bacteria, economies, humans, plants, technologies, actions, theories, mushrooms, policies, affects, desires, animals, business, material and immaterial labour and politics and that it can be read as contrapuntal rather than as oppositional practice.

Subjects:
Cultural Studies, Language, Communication and Culture, Cultural Citizenship, Media Interventions, Multimedia Arts, Performance Arts, Social Cohesion, Transnational Identities

Brief Description:

Start year: 2008

Summary: This study relates to the NRP 2: ‘Strengthening Australia’s social and economic fabric’. This project offers new approaches to questions of cultural diversity beyond multiculturalism by bringing together the notions of culture and citizenship, thereby reframing the international debate over cultural citizenship within the Australian context. The project places Australia at the leading edge of research on new media, creative practices and citizenship by developing models of ‘evaluating evaluation’ and benchmarking participation, belonging and cultural citizenship. The research will contribute to improved funding, evaluation and policy priorities for key Arts agencies such as The Australia Council and Arts NSW.

Keywords: Social cohesion, Cultural citizenship, Multimedia arts, Media interventions, Performance arts, Transnational identities,

This study relates to the NRP 2: ‘Strengthening Australia’s social and economic fabric’. This project offers new approaches to questions of cultural diversity beyond multiculturalism by bringing together the notions of culture and citizenship, thereby reframing the international debate over cultural citizenship within the Australian context. The project places Australia at the leading edge of research on new media, creative practices and citizenship by developing models of ‘evaluating evaluation’ and benchmarking participation, belonging and cultural citizenship. The research will contribute to improved funding, evaluation and policy priorities for key Arts agencies such as The Australia Council and Arts NSW.

This paper reconsiders the story of permaculture, developed in Australia in the mid-1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. This paper considers permaculture as an example of counterculture in Australia. In keeping with permaculture design ecological principles, we argue that today permaculture is best understood as part of an assemblage of design objects, bacteria, economies, humans, plants, technologies, actions, theories, mushrooms, policies, affects, desires, animals, business, material and immaterial labour and politics and that it can be read as contrapuntal rather than as oppositional practice.

Subjects:
Cultural Studies, Language, Communication and Culture, Cultural Citizenship, Media Interventions, Multimedia Arts, Performance Arts, Social Cohesion, Transnational Identities

Dr. Ilaria Vanni Accarigi

Associate Professor of International Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

E: Ilaria.Vanni@uts.edu.au
P: +61 2 9514 7428
ORCID: 0000-0003-2795-8465

Dr. Alexandra Crosby

Lecturer, School of Design Course Director, Interdisciplinary Design, School of Design

BA (UTS) International Studies,
B. Design, PhD (International Studies)

E: Alexandra.Crosby@uts.edu.au
P: +61 2 9514 8016
ORCID: 0000-0001-8959-7971

Dr. Ilaria Vanni Accarigi

Senior Lecturer, International Studies Program Core Member, CCS - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies

BA (Hons) (UNISI), MA (UNISI), PhD (UNSW)

E: Ilaria.Vanni@uts.edu.au
P: +61 2 9514 7428
ORCID: 0000-0003-2795-8465

Dr. Alexandra Crosby

Lecturer, School of Design Course Director, Interdisciplinary Design, School of Design

BA (UTS) International Studies,
B. Design, PhD (International Studies)

E: Alexandra.Crosby@uts.edu.au
P: +61 2 9514 8016
ORCID: 0000-0001-8959-7971

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