Researcher

Dr Scott East

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Biography

Qualifications:
PhD (Culture and Society), BCA / BSc Hons. 

Scott recently completed a doctorate at the University of Western Sydney based on an ARC-Linkage Grant investigating the roles of museums in discussions of climate change. Scott’s broad interest in is how cultural and educational institutions figure in broader social networks of rapid change. 

His doctoral research was particularly interested in applying modes of analysis informed...view more

Qualifications:
PhD (Culture and Society), BCA / BSc Hons. 

Scott recently completed a doctorate at the University of Western Sydney based on an ARC-Linkage Grant investigating the roles of museums in discussions of climate change. Scott’s broad interest in is how cultural and educational institutions figure in broader social networks of rapid change. 

His doctoral research was particularly interested in applying modes of analysis informed by theories developed in affect and queer studies to think differently about science communication and cultures of display. In this cross-disciplinary project he found himself writing on diverse practices and topics such as: established cultural practitioners like the British architect and designer Thomas Heatherwick to community craft projects and local emerging artists; from historic house displays to imagined displays of the future at world expos; from the humble domestic cat to displays of dangerous creatures in biodiversity exhibitions; the politics and activism of seed collections to lessons on approaching future environmental crises from Coca-cola.

Scott has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in museum education, modernism, cultural theory, museum studies and contemporary art at a number of institutions including University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney. In addition, he has worked as an Educational Developer providing professional development to academic staff as well as an Educational Officer focused on Community Engagement. 

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Location

DG-18, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington Campus

Contact

8936 0855