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Stephen Loo

Professor Stephen Loo has researched, taught and practiced in the transdisciplinary nexus of design, philosophy, art, performance and science for more than 25 years, . He has published widely in architecture and design theory, biophilosophy, posthumanist ethics, ecological humanities and experimental computational and digital thinking. He holds a PhD in architecture and philosophy from the…

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Alison Gwilt

Dr Alison Gwilt is a fashion design researcher, author and consultant. She explores and promotes a range of innovative design methods and approaches that enable the fashion and textiles community, from educators, to producers, and consumers, to adopt more sustainable and ethical practices. Her work focuses on the use of positive/sustainable design interventions that challenge…

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Ross Harley

Professor Harley is an award-winning artist, writer and educator whose career crosses the bounds of traditional and creative arts research. His video and sound work has been presented at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, New York MoMA, Ars Electronica in Austria, the Biennale of Sydney, and at the Sydney Opera House.

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Jessica Kosak

Jessica Kosak joined The Sustainability Consortium in 2018 as Manager, Technical Development. She is a principle researcher, and responsible for the Sustainability Measurements and Reporting system for the Clothing, Footwear, and Textiles sector. Previously, she worked in the fashion industry as an apparel and textiles designer focusing on knitwear and zero waste design. As an…

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Laura Earl

Laura is a strategic product specialist with a strong interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. With over ten years’ experience delivering programs to the education, government and charity sectors; Laura has extensive knowledge in understanding and servicing my market, sourcing relevant products for development and delivering successful data driven outcomes. Laura has excellent relationship management skills…

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Stephen Goddard

Stephen Goddard joined UNSW Art & Design in 2017 after a full time career as a graphic, exhibition, publication and theatre designer. He recently completed a Master of Design (Hons) thesis titled Cold Sweat: Making it in an Anxious World which explored reflective practice, transformations and design networks through practice-led research. He has had a highly awarded…

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Harriet Watts

Harriet Watts is an object designer and maker. Through exhibition and production pieces her work explores less material intense ways of living, including questioning the notion that durability equals sustainability. Her practice also encompasses developing adaptable objects to meet the changing physical and emotional environments of the contemporary world. Her work is often experimental, bringing unexpected ideas, materials…

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Alia Parker

Alia has extensive multi-disciplinary experience in the creative industries, as a designer, educator, producer, writer and critical thinker. Practicing as an experimental textile and fashion designer and researcher investigating the nexus of biology and design, she aims to provoke more sustainable and ethical ways of engaging with materiality. Working with non-human organisms and materials that…

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Carly Vickers

Carly Vickers is a multidisciplinary designer and Associate Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design. Her work engages with the application of design theory to other fields as a translatable and adaptable model of thinking and a method for communicating in accessible, engaging and innovative ways. Carly’s current research is practice-based and explores gesture as a visual communication…

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Dr Amir Nashed

Amir is a multi-disciplinary energy consultant and researcher with expertise in renewable energy, energy efficiency, water treatment, mechanical and electrical engineering. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alexandria in 2006 and obtained his Master of Science and doctoral degree in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South…

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