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Professor Tom Barker Mdes(Eng) RCA MSt(Cantab) BSc(Hons) DIC FRSA FRCA Design Fellow Royal Commission of 1851. Tom has worked as a consultant, researcher, strategist, designer and serial entrepreneur in the fields of architecture, art, technology and design for over 20 years. His work covers both the built environment and the digital domain. He is Chair of the Digital Futures Initiative at OCAD University Toronto and adjunct professor of innovation at the University of Technology Sydney.

Professor Elizabeth Grierson is a research leader at RMIT University Melbourne where she was head of the School of Art for seven years up to 2012. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), has served on national and international boards for art education, and worked as visual arts advisor for the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. As a professor of art and philosophy with a PhD in the philosophy of art education, Elizabeth is executive editor of ACCESS journal and well published in art, education, aesthetics and the public sphere. Co-authored blogs include Designing Sound for Health and Wellbeing (ASP 2012); A Skilled Hand and Cultivated Mind (RMIT Press 1st ed. 2008, 2nd ed. 2012); Creative Arts Research (Sense 2009); and edited blogs, De-Signing Design (Lexington forthcoming); Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design (Sense 2012); A Life in Poetry (ASP 2011); Thinking Through Practice (RMIT Press 2007); The Arts in Education (Dunmore 2003). Website: www.elizabeth.grierson.com.

Dr Larissa Hjorth is an artist, digital ethnographer and associate professor in the games programmes, School of Media & Communication, RMIT University. Since 2000, Hjorth has been researching and publishing on gendered mobile media, gaming and virtual communities in the Asia-Pacific, studies outlined in her blog, Mobile Media in the Asia-Pacific (Routledge). Hjorth has published widely on the topic in national and international journals, such as Games and Culture journal, Convergence journal, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Continuum, ACCESS, Fibreculture and Southern Review and, in 2009, co-edited two Routledge anthologies, Gaming Cultures and Place in the Asia-Pacific Region (with Dean Chan), and MobileTechnologies: From telecommunication to media (with Gerard Goggin). In 2010 Hjorth released Games & Gaming (Berg).

Dr Chris Hudson is co-research leader (with Professor Manfred Steger) in the Globalization and Culture programme of the Global Cities Research Institute, and associate professor of Asian Cultural Studies in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University in

Melbourne. She takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of Asian societies and has published widely in the areas of theatre and performance, urban space, discourses of the nation, gender, and communication, with a focus on South-East Asia. She was a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Grant (2009-11), Theatre in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Culture in a Modern Global Context. Her most recent publication (with Denise Varney) is Transience and Connection in Robert Lepage’s The Blue Dragon: China in the Space of Flows’, in Theatre Research International, 37: 2.

Dr Maggie McCormick lectures at the School of Art (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University, Melbourne and tutors at The University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on the relationship between urban consciousness and cultural conceptualization and how this is evidenced in contemporary art practice. The research forms the basis of exhibitions, presentations and publications in Australia, Asia and Europe. She has a particular interest in contemporary China, where she has undertaken a research residency, presented papers and exhibited in Hangzhou, Shanghai and at the 798 Art District in Beijing. Her chapter draws on her doctoral thesis, The Transient City: Mapping urban consciousness through contemporary art practice (2009), which investigated the changing nature of urban consciousness through a study of contemporary Chinese artistic and curatorial practice, both within and outside of China. Website: maggiemccormickcv. blogspot.com.

Professor Malcolm Miles convenes the Culture-Theory-Space research cluster in the School of Architecture, Design & Environment at University of Plymouth, UK where he is a professor of cultural theory. He is author of Herbert Marcuse: An aesthetics of liberation (2011), Urban Utopias (2008), Cities & Cultures (2007), Urban Avant-Gardes (2004) and Art Space & the City (1997). Website: www.malcolmmiles.org.uk.

Dr Leslie Morgan is a Melbourne-based artist and writer of Anglo-Indian heritage. His painting and writing engages with themes of race, migration, diaspora, transnationalism and whiteness. He is a lecturer in education at La Trobe University.

Dr Kevin Murray is adjunct professor at RMIT University and visiting professor at Australian Catholic University. His PhD was in the area of narrative psychology. In 20002007 he was director of Craft Victoria where he developed the Scarf Festival and the South Project. He is currently coordinator of Sangam: the Australia India Design Platform as part of the Ethical Design Laboratory at RMIT Centre for Design. Website: www.kevinmurray. com.au.

Ashley Perry is a PhD candidate and tutor in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. His project-based doctoral research Visual Car-Tography: A critical examination of automobilities examines the temporal, spatial and material realities of the car within the urban geography of Melbourne, Australia. His research practice focuses on the representation of automobility through the production of unique graphic, photographic and filmic artefacts. One of Perry’s multi-screen video installations, Four Approaches to the City, was included in the 2008 Victorian State of Design Festival. He has published his research in the Spaces and Flows journal (2011).

Dr Kristen Sharp is a senior lecturer and coordinator of Art History and Theory in the School of Art at RMIT University, Melbourne. Since 2007, she has been researching contemporary art and urban space, collaborative practices in transnational art projects, and contemporary Asian art. She is currently working on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project (2010-13), Spatial Dialogues: Public Art and Climate Change, located in Melbourne, Shanghai and Tokyo. In 2012, Kristen was an international visiting researcher at Musashino Art University, Tokyo. In 2013, she is co-curating The Sonic City for Liquid Architecture Sound Art Festival. In addition to her publications, Kristen has co-convened a number of innovative inter-disciplinary research symposiums on contemporary art and global urban space. Contact: kristen.sharp@rmit.edu.au.

Zara Stanhope is an art curator and is completing a PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra. Professional positions have included deputy director and senior curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2002-08), inaugural director of the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (1999-2002), and assistant director, Monash University Gallery (1993-99).

Professor Manfred B. Steger holds appointments as professor of political science at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa and professor of global studies at RMIT University, Melbourne. He is research leader of the Globalization and Culture programme in RMIT University’s Global Cities Research Institute. He has served as an academic consultant on globalization for the US State Department and is the author or editor of 21 blogs on globalization, global history, and the history of political ideas, including: The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political ideologies from the French Revolution to the global War on Terror (OUP 2008), and Justice Globalism: Ideology, crises, policy (Sage 2013).

Professor SueAnne Ware is director of research in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University, Melbourne. As a professor of landscape architecture, her exhibited works, awarded built projects, curatorships, scholarly and professional publications, have contributed to a growing discourse in landscape architecture, spatial intelligence, and design practice research. Her built work explores provocative and ephemeral memorials and the ways in which contemporary memorial design can reflect ephemeral conditions of site and memory while maintaining its importance in the public landscape. She has published widely in this field.

Dr Pamela Zeplin is an Adelaide-based writer and artist and leader of research education (Art, Architecture & Design) at the University of South Australia. She regularly publishes on Asia-Pacific, Tasman-Pacific and Southern Hemisphere research, participating in international events including South Project gatherings in Melbourne, Wellington, Santiago, Soweto and Yogyakarta. In 2009 she was a guest lecturer and essayist for Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts Austronesian art programme, The Great Journey. With Paul Sharrad, Pamela won an ARC Asia-Pacific Research Futures Network grant to conduct the first national workshop on contemporary Australian Pacific art, which inaugurated a special edition of Art Monthly Australia in 2010. She holds a distinguished research award from the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools, and is a chief investigator on a multi-institutional ARC LIEF Grant, Design and Art Australia Online.

Vacation History

Eighteenth Century Christian institutions and beliefs solidified their presence in Anglo-Country during the century following 1680. The number of Protestant churches multiplied and consolidated themselves into recognizable denominations. Presbyterians organized their first presbytery (a court composed of local ministers and lay elders) in 1706 and their first synod (a council of representatives from presbyteries) a decade later. Quakers erected a hierarchy of meetings weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly and corresponded with similar bodies in Britain. Laredo Map Tourist Attractions Particular (Calvinistic) Baptists put together the Philadelphia Association in 1707. And the German Reformed churches adopted a coetus (an administrative gathering of ministers and elders) in 1747. Nevertheless, large numbers of people especially Eastern Woodlands natives and African slaves remained virtually unincorporated. To recruit unchurched European Countrys (and, to a far lesser extent, people of color), ministers in several denominations fastened upon the revival. These mass meetings, in which preachers, using highly emotional language, exhorted audiences to accept Christ immediately, served as a mechanism that might catalyze hundreds of conversions at once. Laredo Map Tourist Attractions.

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