Olivia Guntarik

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.

Themes

Creativity, Learning, Digital Arts, and Design

Creativity, Learning, Digital Arts, and Design positions research participants as ‘creative agents’ and authors of their own experience.

Projects

Indigeneity, Identity and Survivance through ongoing Cultural Practices

This PhD project documents the ways in which Indigenous artists exercise self-determination in expressing identity through creative means.

Talking Country

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.

News

$254k ARC Linkage Project led by Olivia Guntarik

July 8, 2019

This project aims to investigate how media technologies can facilitate cross-cultural engagement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Feature Researcher: interview with Olivia Guntarik

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.