Advisory Board & Supporters

Advisory Board | Supporters

International Advisory Board

  • Genevieve Bell – Intel Corporation, USA
  • Michael Biggs – University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Thomas Binder – Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
  • Jeanette Blomberg – IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
  • Eva Brandt – Danmark Designskole, Denmark
  • Peter Burrows – RMIT University, Australia
  • Monika Büscher – Lancaster University, UK
  • Bill Cope – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Patrick Dillon – Exeter University, UK
  • Kees Dorst – TUe, The Netherlands and UTS, Australia
  • Ken Friedman – Norwegian School of Management, Norway and Danmark Designskole, Denmark
  • Bill Gaver – Goldsmiths University of London, UK
  • Michael Gibson, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
  • Judith Gregory – Institute of Design, USA and University of Oslo, Norway
  • Clive Holtham – City of London University, UK
  • Hiroshi Ishii – MIT Media Lab, USA
  • Gianni Jacucci – University of Trento, Italy
  • Mary Kalantzis – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Klaus KrippendorffUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Daria Loi – Intel Corporation, USA
  • Terence Love – Curtin University, Australia
  • Bill Lucas, MAYA Fellow, MAYA Design, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Ezio Manzini – Politecnico of Milano, Italy
  • Julian Orr – Work Practice & Technology Associates, USA
  • Mahendra Patel – Leaf Design, India
  • Toni Robertson – University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Terry Rosenberg – Goldsmiths University of London, UK
  • Keith Russell – University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Liz Sanders – Make Tools, USA
  • Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos – University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Lucy Suchman – Lancaster University, UK
  • Ina Wagner – Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Dvora Yanow – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    The Globalism Institute is the public face of a university-wide research strength in globalisation and cultural diversity at RMIT University. The Institute undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation. The role of the Institute is to initiate and manage research and community projects involving consortia of academics, researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds. These collaborative projects draw on expertise from across the university and beyond, in fields such as global politics, international relations, community studies, cross-cultural communication, international education, international trade, productive diversity, global English and media studies. For further information, visit our website, or contact us by email.

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground