Year in Review 2019
It’s been a rollercoaster year! I can’t believe 2019 is over. Here is how 2019 rolled:
• I kicked off the year in Berlin for The (Un-)learning Place of Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
• In March I returned to Beijing to finish the Crystal Ruth Bell residency. I also spoke at this Global Shapers sustainability event.
• I continued the SEAD fellowship with Mekong Cultural Hub and the British Council, recommencing in Cambodia, presenting work in Thailand, and reflecting on the year in Myanmar.
• While this year was more for learning refocusing, I did take part in some exhibitions, most notably the DISPOSABLE exhibition of my favourite Science Gallery Melbourne and their presentations at National Science Week at the Victorian Parliament, as well as part of Poklong Anading’s Seawall project at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Victor Papanek exhibition that features The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store has also moved from the Vitra Design Museum to the Museu del Disseny / Design Museum of Barcelona.
• I was featured in Burning Worlds (USA), C-Platform (China), and Unbore (Netherlands) and spoke at the Vox Pop Video Address at Global Landscapes Forum. I’m also in the book, “Research in the Creative and Media Arts: Challenging Practice” (2019, Desmond Bell, Routledge).
• I did a major move to Sydney as a Scientia scholar at UNSW, being supervised by the venerable Douglas Kahn, Lindsay Kelley, and Kate Dunn.
• I had my first fiction story published (in a while) with “Our Entangled Future” in Norway, with The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store winning third place, hurray!
• I was one of the 200 Obama Leaders for Asia Pacific.
• I was awarded a couple of grants to go to Finland next year to do a residency at the Saari Residence via the Trans Siberian Railway, courtesy of the Kone Foundation.
Thank you to all who have been a part of this!