Environment and Sustainability
NIEA conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface of art, design and sustainability, addressing the fields of:
|- Urban development||- Climate|
|- Public art||- Arid zones|
|- Renewable energy||- Land and water|
|- Sustainable materials||- Ecology|
Public art and design projects are undertaken worldwide with particular focus in South East Asia and Australia.
Leading research groups include:
- Hothouse group, focusing on creative approaches sustainable urban development
- Porosity Studio, which aims to revise public space in the city using public art to test the functional boundaries of built form;
- Environmental Research Initiative for Art (ERIA), conceiving constructing and installing site-specific public art that accommodates 'eco-logical' practices in ways that regenerate physical environments while also producing new and meaningful exchanges with their community of users;
- Omnium, supporting sustainable art and design projects with the objective of assisting and aiding developing communities;
- Imaging the Land International Research Initiative (ILIRI), facilitating, investigating and promoting contemporary dialogue relating to imaging the land;
- Project X, investigating and creating a new design studio environment, which facilitates collaborative research
PhDs are available in Visual Culture, Visual Anthropology, Art, Media Arts, or Design and may combine theory and art/design/curatorial practice.