Olivia GuntarikAssociate Professorat RMIT University
Born in Borneo and raised in Australia, Olivia Guntarik is a descendent of the Dusun-Murut Indigenous hilltribes of East Malaysia. She is a multimedia artist, creative writer and Associate Professor in practice-based research at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia where she collaborates with colleagues on important local, national and global initiatives, grounded in the Deep Ecology movement. This work focuses on the identification of actions that address inequalities in different social settings and places. She is devoted to humanitarian research and her writing, teaching and activism emanates from and within struggles for justice. She is Lead Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council project on placemaking and media. This project partners with First Nations communities and arts organisations to address issues in the digital economy, education and the environment. She also co-heads a Knowledge Creation Incubator that supports cultural exchanges and research across First Nations populations around the world. Her creative work draws on locative media and co-design practice to reimagine cultural trails as sonic walks with First Nations storytellers.