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Program event

The Changing World: Education

Venue: Manning Clarke Theatre 1, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra ACT 2600

Panel discussion

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:55 am – 11:05 am

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Ceramics has a very unusual position in the contemporary arts and design environment, we work with a material that everyone eats off and drinks out of every day. Many people have roofs made of ceramics, floors made of ceramics, sit on toilets and wash their hands in sinks made of ceramics; and that’s just the low tech end – General Electric has a ceramics plant dedicated to manufacturing parts for Jet Engines and creating ceramic repair patches for space shuttles.

Kate Dunn’s presentation questions the directions of ceramics education in international art and design schools and looks at potential interdisciplinary models that can generate innovation and critically, opening up employment opportunities, build links with industry and present a variety of career trajectories for graduates.

The presentation will give examples of inter-disciplinary collaborations that are generating new and interesting models.


Image: Kate Dunn, 3D graph of natural disasters caused by climate change 1970-2005, 2013. 3D printed ceramic powder. Image courtesy of the Artist



Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Australian National University Canberra Potters' Society Strathnairn Arts Association The Australian Ceramics Association