Olivia Guntarik researches how media shapes our environment, identities and interactions with one another.
This research has appeared in a book on how we use old and new media in protests, primarily focused on the Global South (edited with Vicki Grieves-Williams for Bloomsbury) and a special issue on different styles of writing, storytelling and performance in creative expression (a collaboration with Mick Taussig and Michael Angelo Tata for New Writing, Routledge).
This interest extends into her teaching in popular culture at RMIT University, School of Media and Communication, where she is based.
This PhD project documents the ways in which Indigenous artists exercise self-determination in expressing identity through creative means.
Working directly with traditional custodians, elders and young people, stories are recorded and layered over country allowing for deeply personal, immersive and experiential engagements with place.
July 8, 2019
This project aims to investigate how media technologies can facilitate cross-cultural engagement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
April 18, 2019
Olivia Guntarik's research on digital and creative technologies seeks to draw connections between the past and present through the natural, built and cultural heritage.