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DR. MICHAEL HORNBLOW

DR. MICHAEL HORNBLOW

Faculty

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION & CONCENTRATION

Michael is a multidisciplinary artist and academic, with expertise spanning dance, performance art, architecture and design, video making, public art, community development, and creative direction. Currently a faculty member at Thammasat University, he has also held teaching positions at Bangkok University, the University of Tasmania, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he completed his PhD at the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory. Michael’s training in performance includes working with acclaimed choreographers like Min Tanaka, Kazuo Ohno, Ko Murobushi, and Tony Yap. In the realm of video, he has undertaken projects encompassing mental health, drug rehabilitation, art activism, architecture, and multicultural arts. Notably, he has ventured into challenging environments, such as a Sahara Desert refugee camp, a multi-channel video installation exploring Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, and a grassroots hip-hop video in a Johannesburg squatter settlement. Michael’s artistic presentations have been featured at esteemed events worldwide, including the Tokyo Biennale, Bangkok Design Week, and the Melbourne Festival. He has a rich history of creative contributions in Asia, participating in festivals and artist residencies across Malaysia and Indonesia, and co-founding the Buffalo Field Festival in Bangkok.

Interdisciplinary approaches in art, design, urbanism, and digital media; community development and socially engaged creative practices; cross-cultural collaboration and decolonial perspectives on globalisation; philosophical and practice-based approaches to ecology and sustainability

COURSES TAUGHT

GS 741: Research Method
GS 343: Social Innovation Project
GS 490-491: Social Innovation Project (Senior Project)
GS 282: Digital Economy and Social Innovation
GS 603: Theoretical Approaches to Social Innovation
GS 206: Visual Methods for Social Analysis

PUBLICATIONS

Publication :
  1. Hornblow M, “Of Buffalos: Notes from the Field”, Techniques Journal, Centre for Philosophical Technologies, Arizona State University, forthcoming 2022
  2. Wallis L, Hornblow M, Smit N, Gough DM, Wise K, Tanya B, “From little things big things grow: Building connections through Place-based Education in the Tasmanian Midlands Biodiversity Hotspot”, Ecological Management and Restoration, Volume 22, Issue S2, 2021, pp. 152-163
  3. Hornblow M, “So Soon Too Late - affective shifts in a Ketl”, in E Manning and A Munster and BM Stavning Thomsen (eds), Immediation II, Open Humanities Press, 2019, pp. 456-476
  4. Mason JE, Hornblow M, Vered A, “The Great Dividuation”, New Centennial Review 19, no. 1, March 2019
  5. Hornblow M, “A Sahara in the Head: The Problem of Landing”, Inflexions No. 8, 2015, pp. 222-238
  6. Hornblow M, Ednie-Brown P, Varcoe A, Yap T, “Society of Molecules: futuring bodies”, Inflexions No. 3, 2009, pp. 1-10
  7. Hornblow M, “Bursting bodies of thought: Artaud and Hijikata”, Performance Paradigm No. 2, 2006, pp. 26-44
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    PROJECTS & AWARDS

      EDUCATION

      Doctor of Philosophy, ArchitectureRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia2013
      Master of Arts, Media ProductionUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia2005
      Bachelor of Fine Arts, FilmUniversity of Canterbury, New Zealand1994
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