To ensure rigour in our often playful, open, and co-creative approaches, we will embody – as well as possible – care as a matter of concern; its ethics and logic will guide our conceptual, methodological, and translational undertakings. We are decisively moving away from the technocratic vision of smart to the impact-driven vision of care; from empathy-based design to compassion-based; from expert model to participatory, and; creative process to re-creative, thereby ascertaining foresights for inclusive, sustainable futures.
CreaTures is a three-year EU H2020 Transformations project (2020 - 2022) bringing together 11 European partners including universities and research centres, NGOs and creative art and design organisations. Creative practice has already demonstrated transformational potential in the area of social cohesion and environmental citizenship, but it is often fragmented, poorly resourced and badly understood. The CreaTures project focuses on collaboration, reflection and direct engagement as keys to transformation demonstrating the power of the creative practices to move the world towards ecologically and socially sustainable futures. CreaTures’s objective is to produce an open-access framework to support practitioners and policy-makers in guiding positive change. The project works around 3 interconnected efforts: An Observatory, identifying and mapping existing, fragmented and often hidden transformational creative practices; a Laboratory, supporting new experimentation and direct engagement with diverse stakeholders, including members of the public, by mounting several different scales and types of creative production, and; an Evaluation phase, testing new and existing creative practices in a systematic and concerted way for their impact.
There are various challenges currently being experienced by families and practitioners in the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS), Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) program for young children with a developmental delay or disability, and their families. In partnership with a major non-profit, Brotherhood of St. Laurence, this project applies co-creative methods of research and practice to explore how we might improve services for the assessment of support needs and goal-setting procedures.
This project investigates the perceptions, practices, and aspirations around emerging care systems, especially those using electronic health records and big data, among the members of public and professionals in related fields in Japan. The project employs creative methods to generate nuanced insights into current dynamics and engage different stakeholders to imagine future cyberphysical systems of care that are meaningful to local contexts.
The rise of single person households is a historically unique phenomenon, which poses significant societal implications for many countries around the world. This project takes a digital ethnographic approach to examine everyday lives of people living alone in urban environments, focusing on their perceptions, experiences, and aspirations around living alone, home, and self-care.
The project expects to produce innovations in the area of urban soundscape design by using an interdisciplinary approach that combines biophilic design, ambiance theory and sound art installation practices. Investigating new techniques for the creation of sound art installations, it hopes to advance the effectiveness of urban renewal initiatives.
This PhD study applies a Research through Design (RtD) methodology to explore how we might design resources that engage those who have experienced trauma and their trusted others to express their changing care needs and actions throughout the post-trauma journey, so that beyond simply coping they might experience post-traumatic growth.
Since the handover from Britain to China in 1997, and under the tightening grip of the Beijing government over Hong Kong’s socio-cultural, economic and political life, the city has been experiencing a redefinition of its identity, and the evolving subjectivity of its citizens. This research project investigates how artist-activists and arts as public pedagogy inform a subjectivity that is contemporary, globally-focused, locally-identified, and unique to Hong Kong.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.