Speakers & Participants

Prof Dr Alice Twemlow

Prospects and Vestiges of Post-Design Times

Alice Twemlow is a Professor in the Wim Crouwel Chair in the History, Theory and Sociology of Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the University of Amsterdam and a Research Professor at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). Her research, situated at the intersection of environmental humanities, design history, and artistic research, addresses design and its aftermaths in the context of geological time, as it manifests, for example, in space junk and digital waste. With Design and the Deep Future, a long-term and collective project based at KABK, she aims to contribute alternative interpretations, interventions and imaginaries to climate justice research. Twemlow’s book, Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism, was published by MIT Press in 2017.  www.alicetwemlow.com

Portrait of Alice Twemlow

Emeritus Professor Tim Ingold

(Online keynote)

Tim Ingold, FBA, FRSE, is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. He has carried out fieldwork among Saami and Finnish people in Lapland, and has written on environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, on animals in human society, and on human ecology and evolutionary theory. His more recent work explores environmental perception and skilled practice. Ingold’s current interests lie on the interface between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. His books include The Perception of the Environment (2000), Lines (2007), Being Alive (2011), Making (2013), The Life of Lines (2015), Anthropology and/as Education (2018), Anthropology: Why it Matters (2018), Correspondences (2020) and Imagining For Real (2022).  


Dr Tristan Schultz

Participatory design workshop: Repair on the Move

Tristan Schultz is a Gamilaraay man of both Aboriginal Australian and European Australian descendants. He is the founder and co-director of Relative Creative, a Jellurgal / Burleigh Heads Gold Coast strategic design agency. Relative Creative design communication, strategies, services, experiences and events that intersect strategic foresight and futures thinking, decolonial thinking and sustainable transitions. He has a Bachelor of Design majoring in product design, a Masters of Design Futures with Honours and a PhD in Design. Schultz is currently Honorary Adjunct Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney in the School of Design, and Honorary Principal Research Fellow at RMIT, Melbourne. He is one of seven international comrades in the Decolonising Design Group.

Portrait of Tristan Schultz

Sam Wallman

(Live drawn event – graphic recording, TBC)

Sam Wallman is a comics-journalist, cartoonist. His drawings have been published in the Guardian, the New York Times, the ABC and SBS. Sam is a committed unionist, having worked as a delegate and a labour organiser. He works out of the Workers Art Collective art studio in Melbourne’s Trades Hall.

Hand drawn portrait of Sam Wallman

A full list of speakers and abstracts will be available in late 2022.
The symposium program will be released in early 2023.