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Svenja Kratz

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Svenja Kratz

Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice
School of Creative Arts and Media

Centre for the Arts, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4347 (phone)

Svenja.Kratz@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
  • Visual Arts and Crafts (190599)
  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
  • Visual Cultures (190104)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Photonics, Optoelectronics and Optical Communications (020504)
  • Library and Information Studies (080799)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
  • CAD/CAM Systems (091001)
  • Metals and Alloy Materials (091207)

Research Objectives

  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
  • Arts and Leisure (950199)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Industrial Chemicals and Related Products (860699)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Metals (e.g. Composites, Coatings, Bonding) (870302)

Publications

Total publications

32

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
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2019Ganapathy S, Kratz S, Chen Q, Hellingwerf KJ, de Groot HJM, et al., 'Redshifted and near-infrared active analog pigments based upon archaerhodopsin-3', Photochemistry and Photobiology, 95, (4) pp. 959-968. ISSN 0031-8655 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/php.13093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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Conference Publication

(11 outputs)
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2018Kratz SJ, 'Species Entanglements and Expanded Kinship: Feminist Engagements with Technoscience', Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970: Symposium, 21-23 February 2018, Victorian College of the Arts, pp. 36. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Wise K, MacDonald A, Holmstrom N, Brown N, Hart B, et al., 'STEAM horizons: Boundary conditions and transitions', 2018 ACUADS Conference Program, 27-28 September 2018, Perth, WA, Australia, pp. 22. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wise K; MacDonald A; Holmstrom N; Brown N; Hart B; Polley J; Fountain W

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2018MacDonald A, Wise K, Holmstrom NG, Brown N, Polley J, et al., 'STEAM Horizons: Navigating contentions and possibilities for interdisciplinary pedagogy and learning in Tasmania', AARE Conference 2018 (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A; Holmstrom NG; Brown N; Polley J; Fountain WG

2017Fountain WG, Veness Z, Kratz SJ, Wise CJE, Jones SL, 'Preparing to Co-design new Design Education for Tasmania, Design Island', Cumulus REDO Conference Proceedings, 30 May- 2 June, Design School Kolding, Denmark, pp. 750. ISBN 978-87-93416-15-4 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fountain WG; Veness Z; Wise CJE; Jones SL

2017Hart B, Kratz S, Horsley A, 'An autonomous writing machine', Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 27-30 June 2017, Singapore, pp. 469-470. ISBN 978-145034403-6 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1145/3059454.3071077 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hart B; Horsley A

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2017Juliff T, Keating MJ, Norrie H, Veness Z, Kratz SJ, 'Praxis now: Frayling's 'Research in Art and Design' 24 years on', ACUADS Conference Program, 28-29 September 2017, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1-14. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Juliff T; Keating MJ; Norrie H; Veness Z

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2017Kratz SJ, 'The Absence of Alice: Art and Science from Absence to Immortality', The Rise of Bio-Society Conference, 8 April 2017, Mt Gambier, South Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Kratz SJ, 'Ancestral Archives and A Distributed Self: Speculations for Immortality', Future Affects, 6 December 2017, University of Queensland, pp. 1. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Leong J, Kratz SJ, 'Critical Connections: Art and Design in STEM Education', The Art of Science: CONASTA 66: Conference Brief, 9-12 July 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 15. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2016Kratz SJ, 'Emergent methodologies between disciplinary belongings: new materialism and transdisciplinary creative practice', SOMATECHNICS: Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment, November 30 - December 3, Byron Bay (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Kratz SJ, Keating M, Wise K, 'Strategic directions in practice-led research: rethinking research models in the creative arts', ACUADS 2016 Conference proceedings, 29-30 September 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-14. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Keating M; Wise K

Major Creative Work

(10 outputs)
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2017Frankham N, Wise K, Kratz SJ, Veness Z, 'Remanence', Ten Days on the Island, Domain House, Glebe, Hobart (2017) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Frankham N; Wise K; Veness Z

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2017Kratz S, 'Stacks and Sleeves: A Posthuman Landscape', Galerie Pompom, Chippendale NSW (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]

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2017Kratz SJ, 'The Contamination of Alice: Instance #10: Becoming Alice and The Desire for Immortality', Riddoch Art Gallery, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier (2017) [Published Creative Work]

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2017Kratz SJ, 'BioSynthetic Systems', BioSynthetic Systems, The Block, Creative Industries Precinct, Queensland University of Tasmania, Brisbane (2017) [Published Creative Work]

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2017Kratz SJ, 'Non-Linear Histories', Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Queensland (2017) [Published Creative Work]

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2017Kratz SJ, Gowers AM, 'Deconstructed: The Science and Technology behind Contemporary Art and Design', National Science Week, Festival of Bright Ideas, PW1 Exhibition Building, Hobart (2017) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Gowers AM

2016Kratz S, 'Foundations and Ripples', The Block, Creative Industries Precinct, Queensland, Brisbane, 1 (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2016Kratz S, 'Sulcus Loci', SLQ Gallery at the State Library of Queensland, 2016 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum and World Science Festival, Brisbane, 1 (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2016Kratz SJ, 'Small wonders: A collection of curiousities', National Science Week, Festival of Bright Ideas, PW1 Exhibition Building, Hobart (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2016Kratz SJ, 'The Contamination of Alice: Instance #9', Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Kratz SJ, 'Strange Creatures', The Walls, Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast, pp. 1 (2016) [Representation of Original Art]

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2016Wise K, Kratz S, 'Dark Ocean', Dark MOFO, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Minor Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Wise K

Other Public Output

(8 outputs)
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2018Kratz SJ, 'Mofo at MONA: operatic bodies, experimental encounters and expanded horizons', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 25 January 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2017Gowers AM, Kratz S, 'Art & Science: Towards a meaningful and mutual exchange', NiTRO: Non Traditional Research Outcomes, The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts, Australia, 6 July 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Gowers AM

2017Kratz SJ, 'Trepidation and delight: experiencing Dark Mofo with a three-year-old', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 14 June 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Kratz SJ, 'Immortal Selves: Biofabrication at the Intersection of Art and Science', QUT Bioprinting Regulation Research Workshop, QUT Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program, Australia, 11 December 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Kratz SJ, 'Art-Science: Provocations for Immortality', Hobart Digital Humanities Pathways Forum, eRSA, Hobart, Tasmania, 1 December 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Kratz SJ, Leong J, 'CRITICAL CONNECTIONS: Connecting Art, Design and STEM', Interalia Magazine, The Interalia Centre, United Kingdom, November (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2016Kratz SJ, 'Dark Mofo and the affective power of a creative storm', The Conversation: Arts and Culture, The Conversation Media Trust, Australia, 14 June (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Kratz SJ, 'Scientists ponder the evolutionary urge to create - but where are the women?', The Coversation: Arts and Culture, The Conversation Media Trust, Australia, 9 Nov (2016) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$18,126

Projects

STEAM HORIZONS: Engagement and Alignment through Interdisciplinary Education (2018)$11,148
Description
Tasmania has significant socio-economic challenges, with the lowest level of educational attainment in Australia. Tasmania has experienced persistent underperformance in the transition to Year 10 and subsequent retention rates to Year 12 (Stratford, Field, Oliver and Ambrose, 2016, p. 4). It is estimated that Tasmania is 10,000 tertiary enrolments behind the next lowest performing state, with significant challenges in encouraging students to complete Years 11 and 12 (in 2011 the retention rate for Year 12 was 78.2%, compared with 84.1% nationally [http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/csr/]). At the same time, Tasmania is host to arguably the most vibrant interdisciplinary creative community in the country, as exemplified by exhibition, festival and community projects supported through MONA (including 24 Carrot Gardens) and other island-based creative and education industries (such as Bitlink); and, outstanding examples of secondary school STEAM education across the state (Newstead College, Launceston; Rosny College, Hobart). These resonate with UTAS initiatives such as the Collab Lab (Makers Workshop, Burnie); A Lab (Melville Street, Hobart); the major new infrastructure development represented by the Hedberg (Hobart); the Creative Exchange Institute (CXI); and, the overarching goals of the Peter Underwood Centre.STEAM can be broadly defined as including the arts, here creative arts, in the delivery of traditional STEM disciplines. STEAM Horizons: Engagement and attainment through interdisciplinary education will explore models for STEAM education in secondary education in Tasmania, and resulting pathways into tertiary education. It will address the questions: what forms of educational design supportsuccessful (interdisciplinary) STEAM education; and, how can educational attainment be enabled through STEAM pathways?The project will directly build upon the successful Office of Learning & Teaching Innovation & Development grant Benchmarking quality assessment tasks to facilitate interdisciplinary learning in the creative arts and humanities (2014-6; AUS$199,000) on which Wise was a CI (previously Lead Researcher), supported by Dr Wendy Fountain, to extend the application of those findings into secondary education, wider disciplinary networks, as well as the specific interdisciplinary field of STEAM education.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,148)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wise CJE; Brown NK; MacDonald AJ; Hart W; Kratz SJ; Fountain WG
Year
2018
The Deeper Meaning of Embodiment for Knowledge Creation at UTAS (2016)$6,978
Description
Along with colleagues from across the disciplinary spectrum we want to develop a sound understanding of:1. The different meanings and manifestations of embodiment within different disciplines2. How being embodied affects the way we do research (e.g., being in a place vs communication over a distance; conducting research in harsh environments)3. How embodiment helps us understand links between our research and the subject matters that we look at (e.g., understanding music or literature as both abstract concepts and embodied experiences of 'doing'; 'doing' maths being grounded in embodiment (eg Lakoff and Nunez 2000) as is aesthetics applied when evaluating a proof.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,978)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lueg C; Philpott CJ; Harman KE; Wong TL; Kratz SJ; Loo S
Year
2016

Research Supervision

Current

4

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersClimactic Embodiment: A visual exploration of climate change as expressed by the human body2017
PhDFields of Force: connecting ethics and empathy for the more than human in the age of the Anthropocene, through fieldwork, technology and participatory installation2018
PhDInterdisciplinary Practices of Art-Science, in Particular the Field of BioArt/NewMedia and STEAM2018
PhDSubcultures of Submission: Using immersive art to propagate speculative adaptations to environmental change2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDCruising Wonderland: Queer reparative aesthetics within scenographic photography
Candidate: Sean Anthony Coyle
2018