Dr Marnie Badham is an artist and researcher with expertise in socially-engaged art, participatory advocacy methodologies and cultural value and evaluation.
contemporary art; community development; cultural measurement; social change
Dr Badham’s research impacts local cultural policy, contemporary art and international development practices. She maintains an active art-research practice, participating in residencies, curating exhibitions and other community-based collaborations.
Dr Badham’s current work includes developing a project entitled, The Social Turn in Artist Residencies: connecting with people and place not your own through frameworks of environmental sustainability and cultural diplomacy, heritage and exchange.’
Dr Marnie Badham joined RMIT in 2017 from the University of Melbourne where coordinated the Masters of Arts and Community Practice program. In 2015, she was awarded Early Career Research Fellowships from the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the Faculty of the VCA, University of Melbourne. Dr Badham recently co-edited the book Making Cultural Count: the politics of cultural measurement (Palgrave McMillan, 2015).
Dr Badham was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2017 and is based in the School of Art.