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non/fictionLab HDR Student Meet-up

non/fictionLab HDRs will meet to chat about candidature, workshopping and all those other things us researchy students find fun and exciting.This will be a monthly or bi-monthly meet-up. Please do come along and enjoy some nibbles and drinks with your delightful community of practice. The first meet-up will take place on March 9, at 4:30pm …

On my first afternoon in the Butterfly House, I take my customary let’s-scope-this-place-out walk. I head down the hill towards the foreshore and find myself passing signature bayside boathouses. It’s school holidays. There are kids and dogs at the water’s edge. I ignore the kids and try to connect with the dogs. I’m already missing …

The ‘Nonfiction Design’ studio an industry-linked collaboration between Media and Communication Design was run in Semester 1. The studio was co-facilitated by Seth Keen (Media – nonfictionLab) and Peter West (Communication Design – Design Futures).  The title of the studio ‘Nonfiction Design’ extends Seth’s research into the integration of design methodologies and methods into professional …

Kim is in the second year of her practice-led PhD in interactive and participatory documentary practices and the experience of aloneness. She has a background in linguistics, photography and documentary film and has studied and taught these at a number of institutions around Melbourne. Kim has made a number of documentary films, including Nerve which screened on ABC Artscape …

Writing for Publication Monthly Workshops nonfictionLab presents monthly drop-in workshops with the aim of offering feedback on writing for publication. The workshops have a specific focus on assisting HDR students in developing the skills to write abstracts that will be accepted for conferences, assisting with writing effective conference papers, as well as adapting conference papers …

Hannah’s project-based research is developing models for interactive documentary specific to the affordances of the network. Hannah is specifically interested in how aesthetic noticing, listing, and multilinear structures of documentary film practice find rhythms with the mess of the everyday. Hannah has presented at the Australian Screen Production and Education Research Association annual conference, The World Cinema …

Peta Murray is a writer, dramaturge and teacher. Her short fiction has been published in Sleepers Almanac and New Australian Stories. Her best-known plays are Wallflowering and Salt, winner of the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama. March 2014 saw the premiere of a new work for performance, Things That Fall Over: an anti-musical of a …

  Tresa LeClerc is a higher degree by research candidate at RMIT, where she is working on a Creative Writing research project as part of her PhD Media and Communication. She also holds a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Melbourne. Her undergraduate degree is in English Literature …

Sophie Langley is an essayist and radio maker with an interest in food, environment, waste, making, posthumanism and social practice. She is a Masters by Research candidate in the non/fictionLab. Her research explores through a series of sonic essays the value in practices of making things using food scraps as materials. Sophie’s writing has been …