Alexandra Crosby

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Alexandra Crosby is an interdisciplinary design researcher who focuses on south-east Asia, particularly Indonesia. 

In her current research she is looking at emerging design practices in Indonesia, where there is potential for improving Australia-Indonesia relations. In 2013 she completed her PhD investigating site-based creative community events in Indonesia.

Alexandra’s background is in visual communications and the ethnographic methods of International Studies. She develops and uses interdisciplinary research methods, such as hybrid forms of mapping and experimental futuring to understand the complexity of situations and communicate possible futures. These methods can benefit a range of industries. She has mapped urban food production and knowledge share networks as they appear in Australian and Indonesian cities.

Alexandra works with Dr Ilaria Vanni in the transdisciplinary research studio Mapping Edges.  

Alexandra lectures in the subjects of interdisciplinary design, design thinking and history and leads global studios to Indonesia.

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1 Aug 2017

The purpose of the project is to undertake comparative international case study research around the changing dynamics of the urban creative economy, particularly the emergent relationships with a rapidly evolving manufacturing sector. Creative industries are connected to future urban growth and investment, city marketing and...

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