Complex entanglements: art, globalisation and cultural difference

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Rivers Oram, 2003 - Art - 244 pages
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Based on a groundbreaking international conference held in Sydney, Australia, under the auspices of Artspace, this anthology explores the legacy and the future of multicultural discourses for the arts. Debates on art, culture, and theory are situated within the context of globalization. The issues arising from new hybrid and complex forms of cultural identity are examined with reference to both contemporary art practice and historical accounts of national identity. Contributors include Ricardo Dominguez, senior editor of "The Thing.Net, Coco Fusco, an interdisciplinary artist teaching at Columbia University; Sneja Gunew, professor of English and women's studies at the University of British Columbia; and Fazal Rizvi, a professor of education at the University of Illinois.

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Leon van Schaik is Innovation Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and author of the book Mastering Architecture, Becoming a Creative Innovator in Practice. Additional essays are by well-known authors such as Deyan Sudjic, Nikos Papastergiadis, Jianfei Zhu, and Suzie Attiwill.

Leon van Schaik studied at the Architectural Association (AA) in London and is now a professor of architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), where he holds the Innovation Chair.

Deyan Sudjic has been, among other things, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Architecture, and Design at Kingston University, London and a guest professor of the theory of design at the Hochschule fA1/4r Angewandte Kunst (University of Applied Arts) in Vienna and the Royal College of Art. In 2002 he directed the Architecture Biennale in Venice. Since August 2006 he has been the director of Design Museum London.

Jianfei Zhu studied at Tianjin University and the Bartlett School of Architecture of University College London. He teaches in the Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning at the University of Melbourne.

Suzie Attiwill is Program Director for Interior Design at the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT.

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