Dr Louise Moana Kolff
Casual Academic

Dr Louise Moana Kolff

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
School of Art & Design

I hold a PhD in Graphic Design Culture from the UNSW Art & Design. My thesis focused on taboos in graphic design, specifically in relation to Australian HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns. 

I am interested in examining ways in which our visual world impacts and is impacted by politics, media, history and our cultural imagination. My area of interest is particularly focused on controversial visual representations. 

I currently teach information graphics, and graphics in contemporary society at UNSW, and visual communication at SCU.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Louise Moana Kolff
    Kolff LM, 2008, 'Narratives of body representations in HIV/AIDS campaigns.', in Fujita H (ed.), Another Name for Design. Words for Creation. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Design History and Design Studies., edn. Original, Osaka University Communication-Design Centre, Osaka, Japan, pp. 488 - 491
  • Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Louise Moana Kolff
    Kolff LM, 2017, 'New Nordic Mythologies', M/C Journal, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/mcj.1328
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Louise Moana Kolff
    Kolff LM, 2020, 'Navigating contemporary complexities in the design of sexuality education materials', in DRS2020: Synergy, Design Research Society, presented at Design Research Society Conference 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.21606/drs.2020.365
    Theses / Dissertations | 2015
    Dr Louise Moana Kolff
    Kolff LK, 2015, Taboo as a Discursive Formation in Graphic Designs for Australian HIV/AIDS Campaign Aimed at Men Who Have Sex With Men 2002-2012, College of Fine Arts, UNSW
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Louise Moana Kolff
    Kolff LM, 2008, 'The beautiful body and healthism in HIV/AIDS campaign graphics', in Proceedings from the 6th Conference on Design and Emotion 2008
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Louise Moana Kolff
    Kolff LM, 2007, 'The Dilemma of Visualising Taboos in HIV/AIDS Campaigns.', in International Visual Sociology Association (ed.), Public Views of the Private; Private Views of the Public. International Visual Sociology Association Conference, Public Views of the Private; Private Views of the Public. International Visual Sociology Association Conference, The Silver Centre for Arts and Science, New York University, New York, USA, pp. 1 - 1, presented at Public Views of the Private; Private Views of the Public. International Visual Sociology Association Conference, The Silver Centre for Arts and Science, New York University, New York, USA, 10 August 2007 - 12 August 2007

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