Office of Research Services

Fast Furious Future: Research at Inveresk

Summary

An opportunity to hear six researchers present their research in 20 slides, each for 20 seconds!

Start Date

19th Jun 2012 5:00pm

End Date

19th Jun 2012 7:00pm

Venue

School of Architecture & Design lecture theatre, Inveresk Campus, Launceston

RSVP / Contact Information

Susan Rolf

An opportunity to hear six researchers from the Schools of Architecture & Design and Visual & Performing Arts present their research.

This “Powered by Pecha-Kucha” event allows each speaker just 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide, making for a fast, furious and fantastic event!

The following speakers will present:

Ceridwen Owen – At Home with Autism

The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children in Tasmania is one of the highest in the country. The majority of these children are cared for at home requiring modifications to the dwelling to support physical and emotional security. What impact does this have on the well-being of carers and families through transforming meanings of ‘home’?

Sue Henderson – Constructing Vertical Visions: Cataract Gorge - a Visual Exploration of Space, Place and Perception

This project explores how the perceptions of a rock climber might affect the construction of paintings of a specific site, Cataract Gorge. How can an emphasis on verticality in the landscape extend pictorial traditions?

Kirsty Máté - The Future of Retail in a Sustainable World

The paradigms of consumerism are changing as we move towards a sustainable future - consumers are more conscious of what and how much they buy. What could the future of sustainable consumption look like in Tasmania's retail industry?

Jen Brown – After Dark: Architecture and the art of projection in public space

Architectural projection has become increasingly prevalent in arts festivals around Australia over the past decade. What kinds of works are emerging within this genre and is there a sense in which they elicit new modes of public engagement with both art and architecture?

Tim Law - Tasmanian Perspectives of Thermal Comfort

Hedonistic behaviour explains urban attitudes towards consumerism and comfort. The Tasmanian community however manifests a general lag to the uptake of global trends and offers an alternative to the unsustainable trajectory of business as usual.

Robert Lewis - Metamorphic Physio-Vocal Gestures

Language and gestures convey meaning in performance, but what about non-conventional physical gestures, invented languages, pre-verbal and post-verbal language? These exploratory devices allow audiences to create their own meaning and feelings in response to abstract images expressed by performers. This creates a reality that is far beyond the safe, and sometimes-superficial sanctuary that is the conventional, contemporary theatre.

Local community groups, government, Business and UTAS staff and students are invited to attend.