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CxI | SAL+

SAL+ is one of the key research areas within CxI.   Key contacts for further information related to CxI and SALare:

Prof. Stephen Loo
Director CxI (International)
Prof Stephen Loo is the Director of CxI International and Professor of Architecture at the University of Tasmania.
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Prof. Stephen Loo
Director CxI (International)
EXPERTISE
Architecture, Design History and Theory, Cultural Theory, Philosophy
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Deleuze and Architecture, Human/Non-Human Relationships, Biopolitics, Performance Philosophy
Prof Stephen Loo is Professor of Architecture and Director of University of Tasmania’s Creative Exchange Institute (CxI). CxI responds to the big Anthropocentric questions of the 21st Century through transdisciplinary research, teaching and practice at the crossroads of art, design, performance, environment, history and philosophy; alongside social entrepreneurship and community participation. Stephen has published widely on architecture and design theory, biophilosophy, posthumanist ethics, ecological humanities and experimental digital thinking. He is a co-editor of Deleuze and Architecture (2012) and Poetic Biopolitics (2016) and is currently working on Insects and their Vicissitudes: Instincts, Ethics and the Entomological Imagination (2017) with Dr Undine Sellbach.
Dr Svenja J. Kratz
SAL+ Research Area Leader
Svenja J. Kratz is an artist and academic working across the nexus of art, design, science and technology.
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Dr Svenja J. Kratz
SAL+ Research Area Leader
EXPERTISE
Contemporary Art, Practice-Led Research, Interdisciplinary Practice
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Synthetic Biology, Tissue and Genetic Engineering, Bioart, Critical and Creative Writing

Dr Svenja J. Kratz is a new media artist interested in transdisciplinary creative practice, particularly the intersections between science and art. In 2013 she completed a practice-led PhD across contemporary art and biotechnology in a creative partnership between the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) and the Creative Industries Visual Art discipline at QUT. Her research interests include art-science practice and interdisciplinary research methodologies. Svenja is currently Science Art Lab + theme leader within the Creative Exchange Institute and works as a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice at Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA) at the University of Tasmania. 

Anita Gowers
Strategic Research Manager
Anita Gowers is the CxI strategic research manager with expertise in grant writing and strategic management.
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Anita Gowers
Strategic Research Manager
EXPERTISE
Grant Writing, Philanthrophy, Strategic Management, Project Planning, Stakeholder Management
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Fine Art Picture Frames
Anita Gowers is the Strategic Research Manager at CxI. She holds a B.A (Hons) and Masters by Research in European Citizenship from the University of Queensland. She has worked in a wide range of industries in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors across disciplines including science (degenerative and psychotic illness, marine and the arts (fine art and opera). Anita has a demonstrated track record in interdisciplinary research, team building and business development and has held many board positions in the not-for-profit sectors. Anita is responsible for managing the direction of research at CxI, identifying funding opportunities and liaising with key stakeholders

SAL+ MEMBERS AND RESEARCH AFFILIATES

Prof. Kit Wise
Head of School
Tasmanian College of the Arts

Ass. Prof.  Anne-Marie Forbes
Conservatorium of Music
Tasmanian College of the Arts

Dr Bill Hart
Electronic and Time-Based Media
Tasmanian College of the Arts

Dr Martin Walch
Photography
Tasmanian College of the Arts

Prof. Anya Reading
Geophysics
School of Physical Sciences

Dr Peter Morse
PhD Researcher
School of Physical Sciences

Dr Eliza Goddard
ACES Research Fellow
School of Humanities

Dr Bernardo A. León de la Barra
Control Systems Engineering
Faculty of SET

Eva Nilssen
Masters Researcher
Tasmanian College of the Arts

Sonja Hindrum
PhD Researcher
Tasmanian College of the Arts

Prof. Christopher Lueg
Computing
Faculty of SET

Lucy Bleach
Sculpture
Tasmanian College of the Arts