Chair / International Art Space
Dr Marnie Badham has a long history of art and social justice practice in both Canada and Australia. Her interests include socially-engaged art, participatory advocacy research methodologies, and the politics of cultural measurement. She was appointed vice chancellor's Post Doctoral Research Fellow and deputy director of Centre of Art, Society and Transformation (CAST) at the School of Art, RMIT University. Dr Badham is a lecturer in the Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT and previously convened the Master of Arts and Community Practice at University of Melbourne. She has received awards from the Melbourne Social Equity Institute (2015) and an Early Career Researcher Award (2016) for her work on ‘the social turn in artist residencies’. Her co-edited book, Making Culture Count: the politics of cultural measurement (2015, Palgrave Macmillan) extended her research on democratised forms of cultural planning and arts evaluation. Dr Badham maintains an active art-research practice through participating in residencies, curating exhibitions, and collaborating on community-based projects.