Symposium: The interdisciplinary impact of creative practice research

Symposium: The interdisciplinary impact of creative practice research

  • 26 September 2017
  • Monash University Caulfield Campus
    Building G, Lecture Theatre G1.04
    900 Dandenong Road
    Caulfield East 3145


This symposium will discuss and explore creative practitioners’ evolving roles and skills and the impact of practice research on commercial, institutional, and broader cultural sectors. Together, a range of practitioners and researchers will explore the kinds of interdisciplinary capabilities generated from practice-based research and how it helps to shape the world.

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Symposium: 9.30am – 5pm
Drinks and canapes: 5–5.45pm
Keynote speaker: 5.45–7pm

This event is supported by Design and Architecture Practice Research (DAP_r) via funding from the Department of Education & Training. The DAP_r grant is a multi-university national project involving 14 partner institutions led by RMIT University. The symposium and adjacent exhibition has been organised by Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Monash University in conjunction with Deakin University, University of South Australia, University of Tasmania and Charles Sturt University.

The symposium will be introduced by Professor Shane Murray, Dean, and moderated by incoming Head of Architecture Professor Naomi Stead (MADA).

Presenters and panel members include:

  • A/Prof Sarah Bekessy (RMIT)
  • Prof Nigel Bertram (MADA)
  • Dr Matthew Bird (MADA)
  • A/Prof Pia Ednie-Brown (RMIT)
  • Maud Cassaignau (MADA)
  • Prof Steve L. Chown (Monash School of Biological Sciences)
  • Zoe Condliffe (Plan International Australia)
  • Alli Edwards (MADA)
  • Dr Georgia Garrard (RMIT)
  • Prof Lisa Grocott (MADA)
  • Chris Johnstone (Bosqué Studio Newcastle)
  • Markus Jung (MADA)
  • Dr Nicole Kalms (MADA)
  • Dr Tom Morgan (MADA)
  • Dr Annalise Rees (UTAS)
  • Dr Briony Rogers (Monash School of Social Sciences/ CRCWSC)
  • Dr Kate Tregloan (MADA)
  • Dr Alice Twemlow (Design Academy Eindhoven)
  • Dr Christian Urich (Monash Civil Engineering/ CRCWSC)
  • Jianbin Wang (CRCWSC)

The symposium will conclude with two Keynote lectures:

  • The Age-in-Place Laneway House Research Project by Professor John Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Design Criticism In The Age Of The Anthropocene by Dr Alice Twemlow, Design Lector/ Professor, The Royal Academy Of Fine Arts The Hague And Leiden University, Netherlands