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Russell Kerr

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Artworker, Activist, Educator

Member since May 22, 2007

  • New Views 2 Conference

    Education, Communication Design



    I have just been at the New Views conference in London for the past couple of days, what a great experience I really feel like it was a moment where a meaningful shift in thinking has occurred. I know it has for me.

    The first thing to mention is that this was not a traditional educational conference, where participants write a paper and then present that paper to the audience. New Views completely turned this format on it's head with participants submitting a position statement relevant to what they were interested in and then work-shopping through the collective ideas of the group via dynamic conversation.

    I must admit being a little worried about how this format would work going into the conference, but it was great and it really feels like I came away with so much more that I would have from a traditional style conference. The format also allowed for meaningful relationships to be formed between the participants. While relationships between conference participants usually occur at traditional conferences I think these can be on a superficial level. I feel the relationships formed at New Views will be much more meaningful as they were formed via conversations and interactions that were facilitated by the nature of the workshop interactions.

    On a personal level while I didn't specifically workshop my proposal the conversations over the two days have focussed my ideas and I am confident will lead to a real outcome in the coming weeks.

    I think New Views proves that n...

  • Whale Conservation Front

    Environment, Communication Design


    Over the years I have become increasingly concerned at the move to resume commercial whaling. I have created a few posters addressing the issue over the years and thought it was time to take it a little further and engage the wider community in the issues surrounding whales. The best way I thought to get the design community in particular involved was to create a organisation which aims to use communication to help ensure the longevity of whales. Thus the Whale Conservation Front was born.

    The Whale Conservation Front exists to protect, preserve and conserve the whale populations of the world.

    We believe that in a civilized society these magnificent creatures should be free from human intervention and the politics of deceit used to advocate for a return to commercial whaling.

    I invite you all to visit the site and let me know what you think about the issues.

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Artworker, Activist, Educator

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design