Shanti SumartojoCore Member

Dr Shanti Sumartojo is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, based in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. She collaborates with a range of national and international colleagues in academia and the public sector, including industry-partnered applied projects, most recently in Australia with Bendigo Health, the City of Melbourne and Lendlease. Shanti’s research explores how people experience their spatial surroundings, including both material and immaterial aspects, with a particular focus on the built environment, using digital and sensory ethnography and creative practice methodologies. This includes ongoing work on memorials and commemorative sites. Her most recent books include Commemorating Race and Empire in the Great War Centenary (2017) and Atmospheres and the Experiential World: Theory and Methods (2019).


Design for Wellbeing: Bendigo Hospital (2016 -2018)

Queen Victoria Market: Intangible Assets (2017)

The Exchange at Knowledge Market (2017 -2018)



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Research Interests

Human Geography, Design, Cities, Wellbeing and Health, Collective Memory and Commemoration

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