Cultural heritage in the age of experience
Professor Sarah Kenderdine
Monday 10 April 2017, 5:45pm - 7pm
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Professor Sarah Kenderdine will present a lecture that covers her research and practice which sits in the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums.
A New Zealander, whose academic career began at the University of Otago, Sarah Kenderdine is currently Professor at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, where she is the founding director of the transdisciplinary Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre), pioneering new visualisation infrastructures and projects across the arts and sciences.
She studied archaeology, sociology, phenomenology and marine archaeology working on numerous heritage sites around the world. She was awarded her PHD entitled “in-situ: Immersive Architectures for the Embodiment of Culture and Heritage.”
Kenderdine is currently on field work in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. She will be in New Zealand from the 4th April to 13th April. Her visit has been facilitated by the Friends of Futuna who host an annual lecture series with an international architect of note. This year they looked wider than just architecture and invited Professor Kenderdine to present the 2017 Futuna Lecture in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Her Wellington lecture having sold out, we are pleased to be able to host her at Te Papa in for an additional lecture in association with the Friends of Futuna and their sponsors for this event.
She takes up a new position as Professor in Digital Museology at École polytechnic fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in late April.
A copy of her bio and background to her talk is attached here , and a video of her presentation to the World Economic Forum is below…
Listen to her talking to Kathryn Ryan on RNZ’s Nine to Noon on Wednesday 5 April.