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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)
  • Cultural and creative industries (470204)
  • Fine arts (360602)
  • Design practice and methods (330306)
  • Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation (410103)
  • Sustainable design (330314)
  • Culture, representation and identity (470208)
  • Visual arts (360699)
  • Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy (390101)
  • Social theory (441005)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)

Research Objectives

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

Publications

Total publications

23

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
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2017Rubenis N, 'More than just making stuff', Non-Traditional Research Outcomes pp. 1-4. (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
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2023Rubenis N, Keating M, Carson S, Terhell A, 'A Model of Creative and Cultural Enterprise for Connecting Communities', Engaging with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Sustainable, Inclusive and Ethical Education and Training, Springer, K Beasy, C Smith & J Watson (ed), United States (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Keating M; Carson S; Terhell A

2016Rubenis N, 'A Future Under Construction', Sketching Process, Skeehan Pty Ltd,, T Skeehan & S Tompkins (ed), Australia, pp. 8-11. (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(8 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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2019Keulemans G, Rubenis N, 'The community of transformative repair', Proceedings of the 3rd Product Lifetime and the Environment Conference, 18-20 September 2019, Berlin, pp. 439-450. ISBN 9783798331259 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Eriksmoen AJ, Rubenis N, 'Hold everything: central theme of 'the vessel' provides a trans-disciplinary conceptual context and an interdisciplinary approach across contemporary craft studios', Proceedings of the 2017 ACUADS Conference, 28-29 September 2017, Australian National University, pp. 1-16. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Keulemans G, Rubenis N, Marks A, 'Object therapy: critical design and methodologies of human research in transformative repair', Proceedings of the 2017 Product Lifetimes and the Environment Conference, 08-10 November 2017, Delft University of Technology, pp. 186-191. ISBN 9781614998198 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-820-4-186 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Keulemans G, Rubenis N, Marks A, 'Object Therapy: an investigation into the public perception of broken objects and their transformative repair', Proceedings of 2016 AAANZ the Work of ART, 01-03 December 2016, Canberra, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Rubenis N, 'Breaking the disciplinary mold: the new pedagogy of un-disciplined practice for approaching wicked problems in a real world', Proceedings of the 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 07-09 March 2016, Valencia, pp. 7242-7250. ISBN 9788460856177 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.21125/inted.2016.0071 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Nicol R, Rubenis N, 'Crafting connected knowledge: collaborative and problem-based pedagogy for the studio craft and design school', Proceedings of the 2015 Australia Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference, 24-25 September 2015, Adelaide, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780994286819 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Rubenis N, 'Crafting waste: a re-evaluation of a furniture practice', Proceedings of the 2015 Unmaking Waste Conference, 22-24 May 2015, Adelaide, pp. 1-9. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

(5 outputs)
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2022Rubenis N, Mann A, Hogan J, Konkes C, Terhell A, 'Crossroads of Care: Climate, Health and Justice', Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Tasmania (2022) [Broadcast]

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Co-authors: Mann A; Hogan J; Konkes C; Terhell A

2022Rubenis N, Murray K, Carvolth A, Denman A, Eriksmoen A, et al., 'Craft Cooee - Wood', World Crafts Council Australia (2022) [Broadcast]

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2021Rubenis N, Harper AW, Perkins M, McCusker L, Meerding D, et al., 'Public Program: Take a Seat - Perspectives on the Future of Tasmanian Furniture Design', Rosny Farm Arts Centre, Tasmania, Australia (2021) [Broadcast]

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Co-authors: Harper AW; Prince MD

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2021Terhell A, Rubenis N, Keating M, Carson S, Boden M, et al., 'Covid Companions', The Pet Project (2021) [Broadcast]

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Co-authors: Terhell A; Keating M; Carson S; Boden M; Long S

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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?', University of Tasmania (2020) [Broadcast]

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

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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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Thesis

(1 outputs)
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2018Rubenis N, 'The ethics of making: design for reuse and repair developing an alternative strategy for studio-based craft and design in a world full of stuff' (2018) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(5 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, 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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2018Rubenis N, 'Traded value', Australian Wood Review, Yaffa Publishing Group Pty Ltd, Australia, pp. 96-98. (2018) [Magazine Article]

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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 project's 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