Dr Katherine Moline

Participation and the Social Pacts of Design

Participation and the Social Pacts of Design

Katherine Moline

2008 – present

Based on her research in experimental design, Katherine has developed local and international design projects that explore the social pact of design in ‘real-world’ contexts. These include the installation of large-scale murals throughout the wards of The Children’s Hospital Westmead since 1996. The most recent of these titled ‘Soft Fascination’ in the Paediatric Intensive Care Ward was reviewed in ‘The Magical Forest’, COFA Magazine, Issue 20 (2008). Her direction of international projects that explore social issues through design include ‘Timor-Leste: Re-design and Re-construct’, 2006. This project developed an innovatory process in engaging NGOs for the development of designs that address issues of social reconstruction after protracted civil unrest. Collaborators in the project included the Consular General for Timor-Leste, Apheda, ETWA and Arte Morris. Katherine has presented her research on the social pacts of design at the 1st Community, Health and the Arts—Vital Communities Conference, organised by UNESCO at the University of Melbourne in 2008.

Social Pacts of Design

Chao Jung Lai (Hiro), Proposal for flat pack furniture design, 2006. This design was selected by Apheda Aid Abroad as a suitable design for portable audience seating that could be transported to remote districts of Timor Leste by travelling theatre groups

Chao Jung Lai (Hiro), Proposal for flat pack furniture design, 2006. This design was selected by Apheda Aid Abroad as a suitable design for portable audience seating that could be transported to remote districts of Timor Leste by travelling theatre groups
<i>Soft Focus</i> (2007). Mural project at Westmead Children’s Hospital, COFA graphics media design students led by Katherine Moline and Teena Clerke.