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Niklavs Rubenis

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Niklavs Rubenis

Senior Lecturer
Object Design
School of Creative Arts & Media

Centre for the Arts , Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6336 4300 (phone)

Niklavs.Rubenis@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Crafts (360601)
  • Design history, theory and criticism (330304)
  • Sustainable design (330314)
  • Fine arts (360602)
  • Visual arts (360699)
  • Design practice and methods (330306)
  • Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation (410103)
  • Cultural and creative industries (470204)
  • Culture, representation and identity (470208)
  • Social theory (441005)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)

Research Objectives

  • Design (130101)
  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • The performing arts (130104)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Waste recycling services (110502)
  • Waste management services (110501)
  • Social impacts of climate change and variability (190103)
  • Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise) (130603)
  • Climate change models (190501)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)

Publications

Total publications

8

Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
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2021Rubenis N, Nicol R, 'Crafted Futures: new teaching, learning and research for craft in the Australian tertiary academy', Proceedings of the 'Futuring Craft' IOTA21 International Conference, 17 -18 September 2021, Perth, Australia, pp. 179-191. ISBN 9780645218213 (2021) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nicol R

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Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
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2020Rubenis N, 'Design Is', Australian Design Centre, Sydney, Australia, pp. 36 pages (2020) [Minor Creative Work]

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Other Public Output

(6 outputs)
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2021Rubenis N, Anderson B, Dare R, ''Can Design Save the World?' Panel Discussion Hosted by ABC Radio Hobart', Panel Discussion, ABC Radio HOBART, Central Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 13 October 2021 (2021) [Report Other]

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2021Rubenis N, Harper A, Perkins M, McCusker L, Meerding D, et al., 'PUBLIC PROGRAM: Take a Seat - Perspectives on the Future of Tasmanian Furniture Design', Panel Discussion, Rosny Farm Arts Centre, Tasmania, Australia, 17 July 2021 (2021) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Harper A; Prince M

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2021Rubenis N, Shaw E, Ellis S, Wood D, 'Crafting Change', Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2021, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-3. (2021) [Report Other]

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2021Sergeant B, Rubenis N, 'Experimenta Life Forms: Eco-Sustainability in Arts Practice', Art Forum, Experimenta & Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 19 March-9 May 2021 (2021) [Report Other]

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2020Kalantidou E, Rubenis N, 'Design and the right to repair', DRS202 Virtual Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, 11-14 August 2020 (2020) [Report Other]

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2020Rubenis N, Walch M, Hogan J, Juliff T, 'UTAS global climate change week program: what's art got to do with climate change?', Art Forum, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, 19-25 October 2020 (2020) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Walch M; Hogan J; Juliff T

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$9,997

Projects

The Pet Project - Covid companions (2021)$9,997
Description
The projects aim is to understand how Tasmanians are experiencing and adjusting to the social, political and economic responses to COVID-19, in particular the project aims to explore the potential benefits, connections and impacts of human-companion animal relationships during and after home isolation and COVID 19 disruptions, and document the connections formed between humans and animals in home isolation situations through an arts based workshop methodology.
Funding
Regional Arts Australia ($9,997)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rubenis N; Keating MJ; Carson S; Watt YM; Terhell A
Year
2021

Research Supervision

Current

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDJewellery as Specimen: Considering intersections between nature, museums and jewellery practices as a method to produce new objects that intercede human-animal relationships, with a focus on Tasmanian invertebrates2020
MastersWhat prevents the inclusion of women in furniture and industrial design: an investigation into gender bias and the structural and institutional barriers within contemporary design2021
PhDAlternate vision: redesigning waste to increase social, cultural and aesthetic values2022