12 August – 12 September 2021

ADAnow is a digital showcase that brings to life our new faculty’s vision: through creativity, collaboration and inclusion, we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth. 

Featuring a diverse range of thinkers and creators, the online program includes art exhibitions, podcasts, music recordings, lectures, panel conversations, and research stories.  

Let us know what you’ve enjoyed - and what’s inspired you.  

Professor Claire Annesley, Dean, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture



UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture – Shape the future through creativity 

Our creative, diverse faculty through our students’ eyes.

The responsibility of narrative

Anneke Jaspers shares why there is more to curating an exhibition than what meets the eye. 

Memory – School of Humanities & Languages 

Dr Natalia Ortiz questions the fragility of our identity, emotions, and sense of belonging while living in a foreign country.

My Grandmother was a Soviet spy

Professor Ludmila Stern discusses the connection between her research on Soviet intellectuals and her own grandmother who was imprisoned in the 1930s. 

Shelter: What do we need from the next generation of designers?

Dr Mark Ian Jones discusses the future of design and architecture and how designers need to ask themselves, 'do we need this'?

Decreasing temperature and energy poverty in our cities 

Through High-Performance Architecture, Professor Mattheos Santamouris tackles climate problems affecting most of the population of the world.

UNSW School of the Arts & Media

See a glimpse into the lives of our media, creative and performing arts students at UNSW School of the Arts & Media. 

Alumni profile –
Gerwyn Davies

Gerwyn Davies' photographs explore the expression of camp as an aesthetic strategy in photographic self-representation. 

Alumni profile – 
Aymeric Maudous

From little things, big things grow. After studying a Master of Environmental Management at UNSW, Aymeric Maudous founded his own company, Lord of the Trees. 

Alumni profile – 
Elizabeth Greenhalgh

UNSW Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts alumna Elizabeth Greenhalgh, discusses her role as Music Programmer at ABC Classic and her love for radio.

What I wish I knew – Thoughts from UNSW alumni 

We asked our inspiring UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture alumni for their advice to inspire our community – what they wish they knew when studying and starting their career. 


Ask a Social Scientist – Podcast series 

If you have a difficult problem to solve, ask a social scientist!

With new episodes released daily throughout Social Sciences Week from 6 – 12 September, this series is hosted by Associate Professor Siobhan O’Sullivan and features 10 academics from across ADA.

Episode 1 featured below is with our very own Dean, Professor Claire Annesley.

Listen to the rest of the episodes on SoundCloud.

    • Gendered violence | Professor Jan Breckenridge
    • Adapting to online learning during COVID | Professor Andrew Martin
    • The politics of listening | Associate Professor Tanja Dreher
    • Corruption in the building industry | Professor David Sanderson
    • What’s underground? | Dr Marilu Zurita
    • Apartment Living | Associate Professor Hazel Easthope
    • China | Dr Ian McArthur
    • Rapid research responses to COVID | Dr Kari Lancaster
    • Animal Studies scholars | Associate Professor Siobhan O’Sullivan

UNSW Music – Winter Flowers

A selection of remixes from students in Creative Sound Technologies. Original song ‘Winter Flowers’ by the Virtual Jazz Collective.

Listen to the full playlist on SoundCloud.


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