TEAM

TEAM

Dr. Ilaria Vanni Accarigi
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

I am a researcher and teacher who focuses on transdisciplinary projects. My broad field of research is in cultural histories. In particular I am interested in visual and material cultures, with a focus on urban activism; one on design practices, in particular permaculture and urban gardening; and one on transculturation and objects, especially in relation to the Italian diaspora and to colonial histories. As a teacher I specialize in the development of knowledges and skills in critical, creative and ethical inquiry and intercultural engagement and communication.

I am one of the founders of Mapping Edges, a transdisciplinary research studio with expertise in cultural history, design, visual communication and ethnography. Mapping Edges designs hybrid embodied/transmedia methodologies to map, document and analyze the emergence of edge cultural practices in urban environments.
 
Links:
https://uts.academia.edu/IlariaVanni

Research Interests: Urban activism, design and activism, objects biography, transculturation, permaculture.

Can supervise: Yes

Current:
Emma Wise Australian Postgraduate Award DCA candidate, topic: exploring Sydney housing crisis through socially engaged art.

Leyla Stevens, Australian Postgraduate Award DCA Candidate, topic: counterpoints of Balinese history.

Robyn Williams, Australian Postgraduate Award PhD candidate, topic: art production and resilience in a remote Aboriginal community.

Jonathan Jones, topic: Following in the footstep of our ancestors: traditional visual practices of Koori men’s work.

2006-2014 Damian Spruce, Australian Postgraduate Award PhD candidate, topic: the ‘Pacific Solution’ in Australia and the development of off-shore detention centres in Italy.

2006-2012 Alexandra Crosby, Australian Research Council PhD candidate, topic: creative practices and activism in Indonesia.

2007-2011 Katherine Hepworth, Australian Postgraduate Award PhD candidate, topic: migration and the production of space in contemporary Italy. Included in the University of Technology, Sydney Chancellor’s List for Best Theses.

2008-2011 Francesca Da Rimini, Australian Postgraduate Award PhD candidate, (50% co-supervision), topic: internet politics, art and social software.

International Studies (Italy).

Chapters:

Ghosh, S., Vanni, I. & Giovanangeli, A. 2016, ‘Social aspects of institutional rooftop gardens’ in Wilkinson, S. & Dixon, T. (eds), Green Roof Retrofit Building Urban Resilience, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 189-215.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2016, ‘The Ethnological Court at the Garden Palace’ in O’Callaghan, G., Gibson, R. & Jones, J. (eds), Jonathan Jones: barrangal dyara (skin and bones), Kaldor Public Art Projects, distributed by Thames & Hudson, Rozelle NSW, pp. 136-140.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2014, ‘From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Arts: Needlework and Belonging in Two Generations of Italian Australian Artists’ in Giunta, E. & Sciorra, J. (eds), Embroidered Stories Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, University of Mississippi Press, Jackson, pp. 121-135.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2011, ‘Driving in the Suburbs: The Making and Unmaking of Multicultural Social Space in a Film by Young Arab Australian Film Makers’ in Axford, B. & Huggin, R. (eds), Cultures and / of Globalization, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, pp. 138-152.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2010, ‘Imagining Italians Abroad. The 2008 Italian Political Election Campaign in Australia’ in Jospeh Pugliese (ed), Transmediterranean Diasporas, Histories, Geopolitical Spaces, Peter Lang, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 161-172.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2008, ‘The Life and Deeds of San Precario, Patron Saint of Precarious Workers and Lives’ in Gong Siyi (ed), Kuibuji Shanghai Daxue Xini Keji Daxue Xueshu Yantaohui Lunwenji, Shangda Press, Shanghai, pp. 244-255.

Vanni Accarigi, I. 2007, ‘Il diventare arte aborigena. Due mostre di oggetti aborigeni dalla collezione Berndt’ in Tamisari, F. & Blasio, F.D. (eds), La Sfida dell’arte Indigena Australiana, Jaca Book, Italy, pp. 41-58.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2007, ‘How to Do Things with Words and Images: Gli imbattibili’ in Stocchetti, M. & Sumiala-Seppanen, J. (eds), Images and Communities: the Visual Construction of the Social, Gaudeamus-Helsinki University Press, Helsinki Finland, pp. 147-170.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2005, ‘Imagining Politics, Politicizing Images’ in Disobedience, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 10-12.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2001, ‘Cross-Stitching Objects, Memories and Cultural Difference’ in Trepa, H. & Vanni, I. (eds), Stitches – Fare il punto, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-4.

Vanni Accarigi, I. 2001, ‘Cross-stitching objects, memory and cultural difference’ in Trepa, H. & Vanni, I. (eds), Stitches Fare il punto, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, pp. 6-13.
Vanni Accarigi, I. 2000, ‘Stitches: domestic crafts, cultural heritage and contemporary arts’ in Genovesi, P. & Musolino, W. (eds), In Search of the Italian-Australian in the New Millennium, Gro-Set, Canberra, Australia, pp. 449-455.

Vanni Accarigi, I. 2000, ‘Bridging the Gap: the production of tourist objects at La Perouse’ in Kleinert Neale (ed), The Oxford Companion of Australian Aboriginal Art and Culture, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 400-402.
 

Conferences:

Crosby, A.L., Lorber-Kasunic, J. & Vanni Accarigi, I. 2014, ‘Mapping Hybrid Design Participation in Sydney’, Reflections on Creativity: Public engagement and the making of place, Reflections on creativity: Public engagement and the making of place, Arte Polis, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, pp. 123-131.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. & Cmielewski, C. 2008, ‘Into the Locative: Grass Roots Cultural Production and the Digitalization of Urban Borders’, International Symposium on Electronic Art, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore ISEA, Singapore, pp. 113-114.
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Journal Articles:

Vanni Accarigi, I. 2016, ”Why Save the World When You can Design It? Precarity and Fashion in Milan’, Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 441-460.
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Gannon, S., Kligyte, G., McLean, J., Perrier, M., Swan, E., Vanni, I. & van Rijswijk, H. 2016, ‘Uneven Relationalities, Collective Biography, and Sisterly Affect in Neoliberal Universities’, Feminist Formations, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 189-216.
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Vanni, I. 2016, ‘The Transcultural Edge’, PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 13, no. 1.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2014, ‘The Archive and the Contact Zone. The Story of Stan Loycurrie and Jack Noorywauka, Performers’, Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 314-330.
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Vanni Accarigi, I., Crosby, A. & Lorber-Kasunic, J. 2014, ‘Value the Edge: Permaculture as Counterculture in Australia’, M/C Journal, vol. 17, no. 6.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2013, ‘Oggetti Spaesati, Unhomely Belongings: Objects, Migrations and Cultural Apocalypses’, Cultural Studies Review, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 150-174.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2013, ‘Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia’, Italian American Review, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 137-139.

Vanni Accarigi, I. 2013, ‘Second Italy: distance education in a Second-Life international studies project’, GLOBAL NETWORKS A JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 363-376.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2012, ‘Cannibals and Orchids: Cannibalism and the Sensory Imagination of Papua New Guinea’, Cultural Studies Review, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 174-195.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2008, ‘Writing Italies: an Introduction’, Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1-7.

Eleftheriotis, D., Pratt, M. & Vanni Accarigi, I. 2007, ‘Unhomely Europes’, Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1-12.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2006, ‘Sulla spiaggia. Cronulla, Sydney, dicembre 2005’, Studi Culturali, vol. 2, no. Dicembre, pp. 343-354.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2005, ‘Ways of seeing: the poetics and politics of exhibiting Italian Australian cultures in Sydney’, Studi di Italianistica nell’Africa Australe/Italian Studies in Southern Africa, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 99-121.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. & Tari, M. 2005, ‘The Life and Deeds of San Precario, Patron Saint of Precarious Workers and Lives’, Fibreculture Journal, vol. 0, no. 5, pp. 1-11.
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Non Traditional Outputs:

Vanni Accarigi, I. 2013, ‘Muffled Protest’, Portal, Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, Sydney, pp. 9-9.
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Vanni Accarigi, I. 2013, ‘Hospitality’, Law Text Culture Re-orienting hospitality, Re-orienting law, Legal Intersections Research Centre University of Wollongong, Wollongong, pp. 0-0.

Vanni Accarigi, I. 2008, ‘Deborah Kelly’s gods, monsters and probable histories’, Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, Artlink Australia, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 26-31.
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Vanni Accarigi, I., ‘Sound of Missing Objects’, Sound of Missing Objects, Performance Space, University of Wollongong, Performance Space, University of Wollongong.
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Vanni Accarigi, I., ‘Stitches Fare il Punto’, Australian National Maritime Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, SMH.

Vanni Accarigi, I., ‘Italiani di Sydney’, Italiani di Sydney.
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Vanni Accarigi, I., ‘Isola del Giglio, Second Life Simulator’, Isola del Giglio, Second Life, http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isola%20del%20Giglio/13/222/35.
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Selected Peer-Assessed Projects:

Information and Cultural Exchange: a study of best practices in community building, participation and cultural citizenship through creative practices

Contact Zones: Activism, Art and Media in Italy, 1994-2006

Engaging New Media: A Case Study on Community Building Through Digital Media in Western Sydney
Indonesian Design Emerging (AII-100)

Home Gardens of Haberfield – Inner West Councils – Stronger Communities Grants Program

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