Dr. Ilaria Vanni Accarigi
Dr. Ilaria Vanni Accarigi

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

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

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 one 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.

I am an Associate Professor in the School of International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney. I hold a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of New South Wales, and a BA Hons and MA in Art History from the Università degli Studi di Siena.

Links:

https://www.uts.edu.au/staff/ilaria.vanni
https://uts.academia.edu/IlariaVanni

Research Interests: Urban activism, design and activism, permaculture, urban gardening and greening, material and visual culture, transculturation.

Can supervise: Yes, interested in supervising PhDs in the above areas and related to Mapping Edges.

 

Subjects I teach

  • International Studies (Italy)
  • Australian Language and Cultures

Teaching Interests

  • Place-based methodologies
  • Intercultural Engagement
  • Internationalisation

Learning and Teaching Awards

  • 2016 University of Technology Sydney, Individual Learning and Teaching Award, The UTS Model of Learning.
  • 2016  University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Quiet Achiever Award, Learning and Teaching.
  • 2006  University of Technology Sydney, Team Teaching and Learning Award, Institute for International Studies, Language and Culture team.

 

Edited Volumes

2008                           Italian Cultures: Writing Italian Cultural Studies in the World, special issue of Portal, Journal of Multidiscipinary International Studies, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal.

2007                            Eleftheriotis, D., Pratt M. and Vanni I. (eds.) 2007, Contesting Euro Visions special issue of Portal, Journal of Multidiscipinary International Studies,

http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal.

2001                            Stitches-Fare il punto, two generations of Italian Australian artists, exhibition catalogue, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

Peer-reviewed Articles

2016                             With Susanne Gannon, Giedre Kligyte, Jan McLean, Maud Perrier, Elaine Swan, Honni van Rijswijk ‘Uneven Relationalities, Collective Biography, and Sisterly Affect in Neoliberal Universities’, Feminist Formations,Volume 27, Issue 3, Winter 2015, 189-216.

2015                             ‘“Why save the world when you can design it?” Precarity and Fashion in Milan’, Fashion Theory (A*), published on 30 10 2015,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1362704X.2015.1088738.

2014                             With Alexandra Crosby and Jacquie Kasunic ‘Value the Edge: Permaculture as Counterculture in Australia’ M/C Journal Special Issue Counterculture (December).

2014                             ‘The Archive and the Contact Zone. The Story of Stan Loycurrie and Jack Noorywauka, Performers’, in The Journal of Australian Studies,  38:3, 314-330.

2013                             ‘Oggetti Spaesati, Unhomely Belongings: objects, migrations, and cultural apocalypses’, in Cultural Studies Review, vol. 19, No 2, 150-174.

2013                             ‘Second Italy: Informal Learning and Digital Literacies in a Second Life International Studies Project’ in Global Networks, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 363-376.

2012                             ‘Cannibals and Orchids: cannibalism and the sensory imagination of Papua New Guinea’, Cultural Studies Review vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 174-195.

2008                           ‘Deborah Kelly’s gods, monsters and probable histories’, Artlink, vol 28, n.3, September, pp. 26-31.

2008                           ‘Writing Italies, an introduction’ in Vanni I. (ed) Italian Cultures: Writing Italian Cultural Studies in the World, special issue of Portal, Journal of Multidiscipinary International Studies, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal.

2007                            ‘Unhomely Europes’ in Eleftheriotis, D., Pratt M. and Vanni I. (eds.) 2007,

Contesting Euro Visions, special issue of Portal, Journal of Multidiscipinary Cultural Studies, pp. 1-12, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal/article/view/581/530.

2006                            ‘Sulla spiaggia. Cronulla, dicembre 2005’ in Studi Culturali, III, 2, pp. 343-354 Bologna: Il Mulino.

2005                            (With Marcello Tarì) ‘The Life and Deed of San Precario, Patron Saints of Precarious Workers and Lives’ in Fibreculture Journal, Fibreculture Publications, (issue 5), http://journal.fibreculture.org/issue5/vanni_tari.html.

2005                            ‘Il Suono degli Oggetti Smarriti’ in Antropologia Museale. Rivista Quadrimestrale di Antropologia Museale, issue XII, 2005.

2005                            ‘Ways of seeing: the poetics and politics of exhibiting Italian Australian cultures in Sydney’, in Studi di Italianistica nell’Africa Australe/Italian Studies in Southern Africa, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 99-121.

Research Book Chapters

2017                             ‘Transcultural objects, transcultural homes’, Reimagining Home in the 21st century Lloyd J. and Vasta, E.  eds. Cheltenham: Elgar, pp. 192-206.

2016                             ‘The Ethnological Court at the Sydney Garden Palace Exhibition, 1879’, Barrangal dyara (skin and bones), Jonathan Jones, Sydney: Kaldor Public Art Projects 2016, 136-141.

2016                             ‘Social Aspects of Rooftop Gardens’, with Sumita Ghosh and Angela Giovanangeli, in Green Roof Retrofit: Building Urban Resilience, Dixon, T. and Wilkinson, Hobokem: Wiley-Blackwell, 189-212.

2014                             ‘From domestic craft to contemporary arts: needlework and belonging in two generations of Italian Australian artists’, in J. Sciorra and E. Giunta, Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Womens Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 121-135.

2011                             ‘Driving in the suburbs: the making and unmaking of multicultural social space in a film by young Arab Australian film makers’, in B. Axford and R. Huggins, Cultures and / of Globalization, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Publishing,138-152.

2010                            ‘Imagining Italians Abroad: The Italian 2008 Political Election Campaign in Australia’ in, J. Pugliese (ed) Transmediterranean. Diasporas, Histories, Geopolitical Spaces, Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang, 161-172.

2007                            ‘Il divenire arte aborigena. Due mostre di oggetti aborigeni dalla collezione Berndt’, in F. Tamisari and F. Di Blasio (Eds) La Sfida dell’Arte, Milano: Jaca Books, 41-58.

2007                            ‘How to do things with words and images: Performance and performativity of the visual text in Italian activist practices’ in Images and Communities. The visual construction of the social, M. Stocchetti and J. Sumiala-Seppänen (Eds), Helsinki: University of Helsinki Press, 147–170.

2005                            ‘Imagining Politics, Politicizing Images’ in Disobedience, Begg Z. and McNeil d. (ed), Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, pp. 10-12.

Research Exhibitions – as curator

2003                            Italiani di Sydney, Museum of Sydney- Historic Houses Trust New South Wales, 30 August- 7 December.

2001                            Stitches-Fare il Punto, The Australian National Maritime Museum, 18 August-30 September.

Research exhibitions – as cultural producer

2008                           ‘Isola del Giglio, Second Life Simulator’, Isola del Giglio, Second Life, http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isola%20del%20Giglio/13/222/35.

2005                            Disobedience, ‘Euromayday 2004’ video installation (with Globalproject), Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 8 September-15 October.

2003                            Sound of Missing Objects, text, sound and objects installation (with Panos Couros and Jonathan Jones), The Performance Space, Sydney, October, and 2005 Faculty if Creative Arts Gallery, University of Wollongong¸5-26 May.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

2014                             (with Alexandra Crosby and Jacquie Kasunic) “Mapping Hybrid Design Participation in Sydney” in Proceedings of the Arte-Polis 5 Intl Conference – Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place. Bandung. 2014.

2008                           (with Cecelia Cmielewski) ‘Into the Locative: Grass Roots Cultural Production and the Digitalization of Urban Borders’, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Singapore: ISEA 2008, pp. 113-114.

Selected Conference Presentations

2016                             (Invited Speaker) ‘Objects as Spectacle, Objects as Performance: Ethnology at the Garden Palace’ Spot Fire 2 Spectacle, Manifestation, Performance, Kaldor Public Art Projects and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in anticipation of the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project, Jonathan Jones’s barrangal dyara (skin and bones).

2013                             (Invited Speaker) ‘Transcultural Objects, Transcultural HOMES’, Beyond Belonging: re-inventing home in the 21st century symposium, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, 17-18 September 2013.

2012                             (Plenary Speaker) ‘Objects and narratives of migration and place in Belongings, an Australian online material culture collection’, Migration, Memory and Place, The University of Copenhagen, 5-8 December 2012.

2012                             (Invited International Guest Speaker) ‘Imagining Precarity’ Vulnerability: The Human and the Humanities, The Scholar and Feminist Conference 2012, The Barnard Centre for Research on Women, Barnard College, New York City, 3 March 2012.

2011                             (Invited Speaker) ‘Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Tarot Cards at the Milan Euromayday 2007’, Word and Image, East and West, The University of Sydney and the Art Gallery of New South wales, 28-29 October.

2011                             (Invited Speaker) ‘Domestic Crafts and Narratives of Migration in the Work of  Two  Generations of Italian Australian Artists’, invited speaker, Far West/Estremo Occidente, Network of Italian Scholars Abroad, Australia National University, 15-17 April.

2010                            (Invited Speaker) ‘Second Italy: Teaching International Studies in the Metaverse‘, New Media Consortium Summer Conference, University of Southern California, Anheim, June 2010.

2010                            (Invited Speaker) Collaboration: Art as a social shifter’, Adelaide Festival, 26 February-14 March.

2008                           (Invited Speaker) ‘Imagining “Italians in the World”: Italian Elections Abroad, Media and Gossip’, Relational Dis/locations: Mediterranean Cultures in Translocal and Transnational Contexts, Macquarie University and Innovative Universities European Union Centre, Sydney, 28 November.

Edited Volumes

2008                           Italian Cultures: Writing Italian Cultural Studies in the World, special issue of Portal, Journal of Multidiscipinary International Studies, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal.

2007                            Eleftheriotis, D., Pratt M. and Vanni I. (eds.) 2007, Contesting Euro Visions special issue of Portal, Journal of Multidiscipinary International Studies,

http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal.

2001                            Stitches-Fare il punto, two generations of Italian Australian artists, exhibition catalogue, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

Peer-reviewed Articles

2016                             With Susanne Gannon, Giedre Kligyte, Jan McLean, Maud Perrier, Elaine Swan, Honni van Rijswijk ‘Uneven Relationalities, Collective Biography, and Sisterly Affect in Neoliberal Universities’, Feminist Formations,Volume 27, Issue 3, Winter 2015, 189-216.

2015                             ‘“Why save the world when you can design it?” Precarity and Fashion in Milan’, Fashion Theory (A*), published on 30 10 2015,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1362704X.2015.1088738.

2014                             With Alexandra Crosby and Jacquie Kasunic ‘Value the Edge: Permaculture as Counterculture in Australia’ M/C Journal Special Issue Counterculture (December).

2014                             ‘The Archive and the Contact Zone. The Story of Stan Loycurrie and Jack Noorywauka, Performers’, in The Journal of Australian Studies,  38:3, 314-330.

2013                             ‘Oggetti Spaesati, Unhomely Belongings: objects, migrations, and cultural apocalypses’, in Cultural Studies Review, vol. 19, No 2, 150-174.

2013                             ‘Second Italy: Informal Learning and Digital Literacies in a Second Life International Studies Project’ in Global Networks, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 363-376.

2012                             ‘Cannibals and Orchids: cannibalism and the sensory imagination of Papua New Guinea’, Cultural Studies Review vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 174-195.

2008                           ‘Deborah Kelly’s gods, monsters and probable histories’, Artlink, vol 28, n.3, September, pp. 26-31.

2008                           ‘Writing Italies, an introduction’ in Vanni I. (ed) Italian Cultures: Writing Italian Cultural Studies in the World, special issue of Portal, Journal of Multidiscipinary International Studies, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal.

2007                            ‘Unhomely Europes’ in Eleftheriotis, D., Pratt M. and Vanni I. (eds.) 2007,

Contesting Euro Visions, special issue of Portal, Journal of Multidiscipinary Cultural Studies, pp. 1-12, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal/article/view/581/530.

2006                            ‘Sulla spiaggia. Cronulla, dicembre 2005’ in Studi Culturali, III, 2, pp. 343-354 Bologna: Il Mulino.

2005                            (With Marcello Tarì) ‘The Life and Deed of San Precario, Patron Saints of Precarious Workers and Lives’ in Fibreculture Journal, Fibreculture Publications, (issue 5), http://journal.fibreculture.org/issue5/vanni_tari.html.

2005                            ‘Il Suono degli Oggetti Smarriti’ in Antropologia Museale. Rivista Quadrimestrale di Antropologia Museale, issue XII, 2005.

2005                            ‘Ways of seeing: the poetics and politics of exhibiting Italian Australian cultures in Sydney’, in Studi di Italianistica nell’Africa Australe/Italian Studies in Southern Africa, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 99-121.

Research Book Chapters

2017                             ‘Transcultural objects, transcultural homes’, Reimagining Home in the 21st century Lloyd J. and Vasta, E.  eds. Cheltenham: Elgar, pp. 192-206.

2016                             ‘The Ethnological Court at the Sydney Garden Palace Exhibition, 1879’, Barrangal dyara (skin and bones), Jonathan Jones, Sydney: Kaldor Public Art Projects 2016, 136-141.

2016                             ‘Social Aspects of Rooftop Gardens’, with Sumita Ghosh and Angela Giovanangeli, in Green Roof Retrofit: Building Urban Resilience, Dixon, T. and Wilkinson, Hobokem: Wiley-Blackwell, 189-212.

2014                             ‘From domestic craft to contemporary arts: needlework and belonging in two generations of Italian Australian artists’, in J. Sciorra and E. Giunta, Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Womens Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 121-135.

2011                             ‘Driving in the suburbs: the making and unmaking of multicultural social space in a film by young Arab Australian film makers’, in B. Axford and R. Huggins, Cultures and / of Globalization, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Publishing,138-152.

2010                            ‘Imagining Italians Abroad: The Italian 2008 Political Election Campaign in Australia’ in, J. Pugliese (ed) Transmediterranean. Diasporas, Histories, Geopolitical Spaces, Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang, 161-172.

2007                            ‘Il divenire arte aborigena. Due mostre di oggetti aborigeni dalla collezione Berndt’, in F. Tamisari and F. Di Blasio (Eds) La Sfida dell’Arte, Milano: Jaca Books, 41-58.

2007                            ‘How to do things with words and images: Performance and performativity of the visual text in Italian activist practices’ in Images and Communities. The visual construction of the social, M. Stocchetti and J. Sumiala-Seppänen (Eds), Helsinki: University of Helsinki Press, 147–170.

2005                            ‘Imagining Politics, Politicizing Images’ in Disobedience, Begg Z. and McNeil d. (ed), Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, pp. 10-12.

Research Exhibitions – as curator

2003                            Italiani di Sydney, Museum of Sydney- Historic Houses Trust New South Wales, 30 August- 7 December.

2001                            Stitches-Fare il Punto, The Australian National Maritime Museum, 18 August-30 September.

Research exhibitions – as cultural producer

2008                           ‘Isola del Giglio, Second Life Simulator’, Isola del Giglio, Second Life, http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isola%20del%20Giglio/13/222/35.

2005                            Disobedience, ‘Euromayday 2004’ video installation (with Globalproject), Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 8 September-15 October.

2003                            Sound of Missing Objects, text, sound and objects installation (with Panos Couros and Jonathan Jones), The Performance Space, Sydney, October, and 2005 Faculty if Creative Arts Gallery, University of Wollongong¸5-26 May.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

2014                             (with Alexandra Crosby and Jacquie Kasunic) “Mapping Hybrid Design Participation in Sydney” in Proceedings of the Arte-Polis 5 Intl Conference – Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place. Bandung. 2014.

2008                           (with Cecelia Cmielewski) ‘Into the Locative: Grass Roots Cultural Production and the Digitalization of Urban Borders’, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Singapore: ISEA 2008, pp. 113-114.

Selected Conference Presentations

2016                             (Invited Speaker) ‘Objects as Spectacle, Objects as Performance: Ethnology at the Garden Palace’ Spot Fire 2 Spectacle, Manifestation, Performance, Kaldor Public Art Projects and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in anticipation of the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project, Jonathan Jones’s barrangal dyara (skin and bones).

2013                             (Invited Speaker) ‘Transcultural Objects, Transcultural HOMES’, Beyond Belonging: re-inventing home in the 21st century symposium, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, 17-18 September 2013.

2012                             (Plenary Speaker) ‘Objects and narratives of migration and place in Belongings, an Australian online material culture collection’, Migration, Memory and Place, The University of Copenhagen, 5-8 December 2012.

2012                             (Invited International Guest Speaker) ‘Imagining Precarity’ Vulnerability: The Human and the Humanities, The Scholar and Feminist Conference 2012, The Barnard Centre for Research on Women, Barnard College, New York City, 3 March 2012.

2011                             (Invited Speaker) ‘Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Tarot Cards at the Milan Euromayday 2007’, Word and Image, East and West, The University of Sydney and the Art Gallery of New South wales, 28-29 October.

2011                             (Invited Speaker) ‘Domestic Crafts and Narratives of Migration in the Work of  Two  Generations of Italian Australian Artists’, invited speaker, Far West/Estremo Occidente, Network of Italian Scholars Abroad, Australia National University, 15-17 April.

2010                            (Invited Speaker) ‘Second Italy: Teaching International Studies in the Metaverse‘, New Media Consortium Summer Conference, University of Southern California, Anheim, June 2010.

2010                            (Invited Speaker) Collaboration: Art as a social shifter’, Adelaide Festival, 26 February-14 March.

2008                           (Invited Speaker) ‘Imagining “Italians in the World”: Italian Elections Abroad, Media and Gossip’, Relational Dis/locations: Mediterranean Cultures in Translocal and Transnational Contexts, Macquarie University and Innovative Universities European Union Centre, Sydney, 28 November.

Selected Peer-Assessed Projects:
Home Gardens of Haberfield – Inner West Councils – Stronger Communities Grants Program

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

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

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

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