Culture and Society
NIEA conducts interdisciplinary research that explores the intersection of art and design with:
|- Politics||- Social development|
|- Conflict studies||- International relations|
|- Trauma studies||- Anthropology and ethnography|
|- Globalization theory||- Indigenous studies|
|- Postcolonial studies||- Media|
Staff and graduate research projects examine issues such globalism, terrorism, and violence, inter-cultural relations, migration, displacement, indigenous culture and politics. Practical field projects are focused on various aspects of social development in South East Asia and Australia.
PhDs are available in Visual Culture, Visual Anthropology, Art, Media Arts, or Design and may combine theory and art/design/curatorial practice.
Leading research groups include:
- The Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics (CCAP), which also supports an ethnographic media lab for fieldwork in remote areas
- Omnium, which mounts sustainable art and design projects with the objective of assisting and aiding developing communities
- RED Objects Group