Dr Shanti Sumartojo is a Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication.
Dr Shanti Sumartojo investigates the relationship between place and identity – specifically how the designed, discursive and experiential aspects of our surroundings affect us.
She researches in three main areas: public memorials and war commemoration, particularly the First World War; art in public space, including collaborations on public installations in Canberra and Melbourne; and the spatial experience of design, primarily understood through the frame of ‘atmosphere’. In addition to her ongoing work on global First World War commemoration and memorials, her current projects include a suite of ethnographic investigations into how people experience the 'feel' of designed environments, including their digital and automated aspects; creative practice projects as a means to research urban public space and collectivity; and how spatial aspects of creativity influence innovation.
- Sumartojo, S.,Stevens, Q. (2016). Anzac atmospheres In: Memories of War, Place and Identity, Routledge, London, United Kingdom
- Sumartojo, E. (2016). (In Press) Commemorative atmospheres: memorial sites, collective events and the experience of national identity In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, , 1 - 12
- Sumartojo, S. (2015). 'You aren't an Aussie if you don't come': National identity and visitors' practices at the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux In: The Uses of Art in Public Space, Routledge, New York, United States
- Sumartojo, S. (2015). National identity and commemorative space: Co-national connections through time In: Landscape Review, 15, 7 - 18
- Sumartojo, S. (2015). On atmosphere and darkness at Australia's Anzac Day Dawn Service In: Visual Communication, 14, 267 - 288
- Barns, S.,Sumartojo, S. (2015). When one idea led to another: Re-inscribing and recombining thinking spaces using night-time projections at the Australian National University In: The Senses and Society, 10, 179 - 199
- Stevens, Q.,Sumartojo, S. (2015). Memorial planning in London In: Journal of Urban Design, 20, 615 - 635
- Sumartojo, S.,Hann, C.,Cittadini, B.,Hillary, F. (2015). Crossings In: Performing Mobilities Various locations in Melbourne CBD
- Hillary, F.,Sumartojo, S. (2014). Empty-nursery blue: On atmosphere, meaning and methodology in Melbourne street art In: Public Art Dialogue, 4, 201 - 220
- Mycock, A.,Sumartojo, E.,Wellings, B. (2014). 'The centenary to end all centenaries': The Great War, nation and commemoration In: Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration, Peter Lang, Bern, Switzerland