People

Dr Geoff Hogg
Director of the Centre for Art, Society and Transformation (CAST) within the School of Art. The Centre focuses on questions of art and social engagement.

geoff.hogg@rmit.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

Antonio Castillo

Antonio Castillo, PhD, is a Latin American journalist and Director of the Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture, CPC, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. At RMIT he is the coordinator of Features & Storytelling.

antonio.castillo@rmit.edu.au

 

 

 

Carolina Quintero

Textile designer with extensive creative and technical knowledge in fashion and textile design, with over 16 years of industry experience in the areas of product design, innovation and research in Colombia, Brazil and Australia.

s3188259@student.rmit.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Ralph Horne

Ralph Horne is Professor of Geography and focuses on social and policy change to support sustainable urban development, housing and households. He is Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation for the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University, and Director of the Cities Programme, the urban arm  of the United Nations Global Compact. He combines research leadership and participation in research projects concerning the environmental, social and policy context of production and
consumption in the urban environment.

ralph.horne@rmit.edu.au

 

Luisiana Paganelli Silva

Luisiana Paganelli Silva is an architect and urban planner from Curitiba, Brazil, with interest in urban transport, shared-use mobility, disruptive transport technologies (DTTs), car dependence and urban sustainability issues. She is currently undertaking a Ph.D. at RMIT University, Melbourne. Her research focuses on a global approach to governance mechanisms that integrate car sharing with urban systems and their impacts in different types of cities.

With over ten years of experience working for the local government at the Institute for Research and Urban Planning of Curitiba – IPPUC, she has a master’s degree in Urban Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUC-PR, a post-graduate diploma in urban planning from the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau – Germany and an MBA in Business Administration from ISAE/FGV – Curitiba.

luisiana.paganellisilva@rmit.edu.au

 

Moses Iten
Moses Iten is pursuing a practice-led PhD researching the performance and representation of Digital  Cumbia, a globally active music scene of electronic dance music DJs/producers engaging with Cumbia – one of Latin America’s most popular music styles.  Moses has been active in this scene since its inception  in the mid-2000s touring the world with the Cumbia Cosmonauts project, and is considered one of the pioneers amongst mostly Latin American DJs/producers.  Documenting the scene has been part of Moses’ practice as an artist, and he has published journalistic accounts including a book chapter and a radio documentary on Digital Cumbia.  As a researcher, Moses focuses on performance and representation of Digital Cumbia, and                                                                the wider implications this scene with strong links to the Global South has on DJ and Electronic Dance                                                                      Music  (EDM) cultures. Moses Iten contributed as a translator/proofreader of the English edition to the new                                                            publication by Mirjam Wirz, Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Sound System Cumbia from Mexico to the                                                                                    World (Mexico City/Zurich: 2018).

moses.iten@student.rmit.edu.au

 

Dr Glenda Mejia

Dr Glenda Mejía is a Senior Lecturer in Languages with the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

glenda.mejia@rmit.edu.au

 

Dr Alasdair Foster

Dr Alasdair Foster is a writer, researcher and award-winning curator initiating intercultural photography and visual art projects around the world, especially in Asia and Latin America. He is ambassador for the Asian-Pacific PhotoForum, a network of festivals in Asia, Latin America and Oceania. Dr Foster has 20 years’ experience heading national arts institutions and over 35 years of working in the public cultural sector. He was the founding director of Fotofeis festival, Europe’s largest photo event of the nineties (1991–1997) and director of the Australian Centre for Photography (1998–2011). He is Adjunct Professor in the School of Art of RMIT University, Melbourne and a member of the university’s Contemporary Art, Society and Transformation research group. In 2018, he is Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Dundee, Scotland.

alasdair@alasdairfoster.net

 

Andrea Rassell

Andrea is a media artist and practice-based researcher in science art. From dual backgrounds in cinematography and retinal neuroscience, she has developed research interests at the intersection of microscopy, cinematography, perception and cinema. Her practice focuses on the making of experimental films and expanded cinema installations that explore scale, tactility and sensory substitutions of nanoscientific phenomena. Her media works have been acquired by the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, and the New Zealand Film Archive. They have screened at the New Zealand International Film Festival, the Imagine Science Festival in New York 2016, and been exhibited as part of White Night 2017 in Melbourne. For the past three years Andrea has been living between Australia and Mexico and she is passionate about continuing to build science art networks                                                                                              between Australia and Latin American nations.

andrea.rassell@rmit.edu.au