Perception of Place

Swinburne University of Technology presents

Perception of Place


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Join us for an exploratory mapping project that investigates the aesthetics of cartography and its capacity to tell stories, communicate ideas and evoke the senses.

'A Walk in the Park' and 'Liminal Emotions', are two works that explored temporal and emotional responses to the Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North. The focus of this project is the perception of place, the transitory nature of that perception and the role maps might play in enhancing that perception.

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About the creator of these works

Joanna Gardener is a fulltime lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology in the School of Design. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences with joint supervision from the School of Art, at RMIT University. Her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis examines the intersection of cartography, art and design and its role in understanding and shaping place. Prior to Joanna's academic career, she has gained more than 20 years of extensive industry experience nationally and internationally in art direction, brand strategy and design, photomedia, motion graphics and experiential design.



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