Dr. Jondi Keane
Jondi Keane – jondikeane.com– is an arts practitioner, critical thinker and Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, Melbourne. Over the last 27 years he has exhibited and performed in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. Recent creative projects include the READING ROOM exhibition at the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia (2008), the installation-performance Tuning Fork: Shopfront at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane (2008) and Tuning Fork: Drill Hall at Critical Path in Sydney (2009). He has published on embodiment, experimental architecture and practice-led research in a range of journals including Ecological Psychology, Janus Head and Interfaces, and book chapters in E. Holland, D.W. Smith and C. Stivale (eds), Gilles Deleuze: Image and Text (Continuum, 2009) and in J-J. Lecercle and F. Kral (eds.) Architecture and Philosophy- New Perspectives on the Work of Arakawa & Madeline Gins (Rodopi Press, 2010). He co-organised an online conference on Arakawa and Gins (March 2010), the proceedings of which are to be published in a special issue of Inflexions journal. He collaborates with Pia Ednie-Brown in the production of research papers, workshops and creative projects.
Dr Pia Ednie-Brown
Pia Ednie-Brown – onomatopoeia.com.au– is a designer, educator and theorist with creative research practice Onomatopoeia. She is an Associate Professor at RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Design, in Melbourne, Australia, based in the Architecture program and the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL). Her creative work includes interactive architectural installations, drawing and sculptural pieces, video performance, participatory workshops, and writing. Her research has been concerned with emergence, technology, embodiment and affect, ethics and aesthetics, and sustainability. She has directed numerous creative research projects involving multiple disciplines across the arts and sciences. Her book Plastic Green: designing for environmental transformation (RMIT Publishing, 2009) is an outcome of one of these projects. From 2009 to 2011 she led an Australian Research Council Discovery project (with Prof. Mark Burry, Oron Catts, and Dr Andrew Burrow), seeking to re-theorise innovation for contemporary design practices in terms of coupled ethical and aesthetic concerns therein. She collaborates with Jondi Keane in the production of research papers, workshops and creative projects.
Scott Andrew Elliott
Scott Andrew Elliott is a Canadian artist and teacher in the Environmental Art department of the Aalto University School of Art and Design. His work is focused primarily on environmental installations in the form of large site specific architectural works. Each work demands active participation from visitors. The projects examine the relationship between person and architectural environment.
Elliott has presented his work in Canada, Finland, and France.