Researcher

Dr Katherine Moline

Biography

Dr Katherine Moline is a Senior Lecturer in research practices and Associate Dean Research Training at UNSW Art & Design. Katherine explores the cross-overs between avant-gardism in visual art and the social pacts of contemporary experimental design. Since co-convening the symposium sds2k4: Experimental and Cross-Cultural Design (2004), she curated the exhibition Connections: Experimental Design (2007) and introduced international leaders in...view more

Dr Katherine Moline is a Senior Lecturer in research practices and Associate Dean Research Training at UNSW Art & Design. Katherine explores the cross-overs between avant-gardism in visual art and the social pacts of contemporary experimental design. Since co-convening the symposium sds2k4: Experimental and Cross-Cultural Design (2004), she curated the exhibition Connections: Experimental Design (2007) and introduced international leaders in experimental and speculative critical design to Australian audiences. More recent exhibitions she has curated include Feral Experimental at UNSW Galleries (2014), Experimental Practice: Provocations in and Out of Design at RMIT Design Hub (2015), Experimental Thinking: Design Practices at Griffith University Gallery (2015), and Climactic: Post Normal Design at Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2016). Her research has been published in numerous journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and exhibition catalogues. As an exhibiting artist, Katherine’s work investigates how design processes and technologies can be diverted to the production of experiential and conceptual interactions.

Current research projects include a critical review of research methodologies in art and design, a series of experimental workshops on social practices with mobile telephones and CCTV, and a number of ongoing systems artworks.

Katherine was awarded the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Supervision, College of Fine Arts, UNSW in 2009 and is currently the Associate Dean Research Training for the School of Art & Design.

Feral Experimental (2014)
http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/exhibition-feral-experimental

Experimental Practice: Provocations in and Out of Design (2015)
http://www.designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/experimental-practice-provocations-in-and-out-of-design

Experimental Thinking: Design Practices (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fSXUp_c2cc

Climactic: Post Normal Design (2016)
http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/exhibitions/climacticpostnormal/

Myths of the Near Future: Mobile Media (2015)
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/myths-of-the-near-future/6888830

Persons of Interest (2015)
http://news.library.usyd.edu.au/category/exhibitions/

Current/ Completed students/topics supervised:

Penny Craswell (M.Design) Beyond Celebrity: Emergent Narratives in Inside and Frame Magazine (completed 2017)

Guy Keulemans (PhD, practice-based) Affect and the experimental design of domestic products (completed 2015)

Jesse O’Neill (PhD, practice based) The design and social meaning of Australian type specimen books, 1880-1901 (completed 2013)

Lauren Vassallo, (M.Design, practice-based) Burlesque Fashion: Redefining the Representation of Women. An Analysis of Burlesque Subcultural Style and its Potential to Create Alternative Social Roles for Women (Completed 2015)

Jane Jang (MFA, practice-based) Hidden Alphabets: Finding New Typefaces and Letterforms in Daily Life (completed 2013)

Barbara Martusewicz  (M.Design, practice-based) Graphic authorship, and the contextual specificity of letterforms: Every Typeface Tells a Story (completed 2011)

Lisa Zamberlan  (M.Design) The Pleasure of Appearances: Decoration and Interior Architecture (completed 2008)

Hannah Greethead (M.Phil, practice-based) Comics in Speculative Critical Design (commenced 2017)

Carly Hush (PhD, practice-based) A Proposal for Data Visualisation in Public Concerts of Classical Music (commenced 2016, part-time)

Chantelle Baistow (M.Design, practice-based) Testing evolutionary design models with 3D printed ceramics (commenced 2015)

http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-katherine-moline


My Expertise

Contemporary design (avant-gardism), Experimental design, Design research, Graphic design, Communication design and Letterpress.

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+61 2 8936 0652
+61 2 8936 0712