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In this seminar Sarah Pink will show the film 'Laundry Lives'. The film will be followed by a discussion on technology and sustainability and how ethnography feeds into this.
Technology and Sustainability in Everyday Life: film screening and discussion
In this seminar Sarah Pink will show the film 'Laundry Lives' with a view to generating a discussion around the question of designing for environmental sustainability, and the role that video ethnography can play in such processes.
Laundry Lives: Everyday Life and Environmental Sustainability in Indonesia (40 mins)
'Laundry Lives' takes us into the usually invisible everyday worlds of five middle class Indonesians - Lia, Dyna, Ning, Adi and Nur. As Indonesia's economy and market grows, there are hidden implications for the domestic lives of the country’s rapidly expanding professional middle classes, and for environmental sustainability. 'Laundry Lives' captures this moment of change, showing the shifting gender relations, new technologies and environmental concerns that need to be accounted for in the design of sustainable futures.
Sarah Pink is Professor of Design and Media Ethnography, and Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University, Australia.
Nadia Astari is a freelance documentary filmmaker based in Australia and Indonesia. Her films have won awards in Melbourne's Indonesian Film Festival and 15/15 Film Festival.
Registration and bookings
Register online now. Limited places.
Getting thereVenue: RMIT Design Hub,Building 100, Level 10, Pavilion 4, corner of Victoria Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne
Walk to the intersection of Victoria and Swanston Streets.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
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No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.