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Jacqueline Gothe

Biography

Jacqueline Gothe’s work explores how visual communication design in collaboration with specific stakeholders can provide rich and deep understandings of place in order to contribute to sustainment. This supports changes in cultural and scientific representations of place in order to transform the way specific places are understood.

Jacqueline teaches Visualising Research at undergraduate level and her current research projects include “Drawing Country: visual communication transdisciplinarity and relational design”.

In 2011 she is participating in the Senior Artists Research Forum at the University of Wollongong; in the Firesticks Project (Communicating Shared Traditional Knowledge) and in trans-disciplinary approaches to understanding impact of pesticide use in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River.

Jacqueline was keynote speaker at the 2010 International Participatory Design conference, hosted the Indigenous-led Firesticks project workshop and meeting at UTS in February 2011 to facilitate indigenous fire knowledge and practices in the context of contemporary fire mitigation strategies, and participated in "Memory Flows", a distributed event coordinated by the Centre for Media Arts Innovation at UTS with exhibitions at Carriageworks, The Armory at Newington, and at UTS.

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Senior Lecturer, School of Design
Associate Member, Centre for Contemporary Design Practice
Associate Member, Centre for Human Centred Technology Design
DipGraphicDesign (NAS), BA (Syd)
 
Phone
+61 2 9514 8976
Room
CB06.06.55
Can supervise: Yes

Computer Software

Steffenson, V., George, T., Musgrave, G., Gothe, J., Godbold, N.J. & Wood, A. 2002, 'Traditional Knowledge Recording Project Database', Traditional Knowledge Recording Project, Laura Cape York Queensland.
Indigenous knowledge database

Conference Papers

Plant, R.A., Walker, J.R., Rayburg, S.C., Gothe, J., Leung, T.M., Phyu, Y.L. & Lim, R.P. 2011, 'The 'Social Life of Pesticides': How organised irresponsibility in the Greater Sydney Basin threatens the biodiversity of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River', Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Conference Wollongong 2011, Wollongong, NSW, July 2011.
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Gothe, J., Leung, T., Lim, R.P., Phyu, Y.L., Plant, R.A. & Walker, J.R. 2011, 'Advocating for Biodiversity in the Hawkesbury Nepean River: critical research practices of visual communication design', University of Wollongong, July 2011 in Geography on the Edge, ed Leah Gibbs and Emily Gorman, Institute of Australian Geographers, University of Wollongong, pp. 1-47.
Gothe, J. 2009, 'Fire Water Country - visual communication and the project of relational design.', How Can Graphic Design Help Save the Planet?, Powerhouse Museum, August 2009.
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'being-for' country - visual communication, the project of relational design and sustainable landscapes.
Gothe, J. & Steffenson, V. 2008, 'Communicating Shared Traditional Knowledge. A model for the future: the role of design research as a contributor to change.', Changing the Change: Design Visions Proposals and Tools, Torino, July 2008 in Changing the Change: Design Visions Proposals and Tools, ed Carla Ciplolla, Pier Paolo Peruccio, Changing the Change -, Torino Italy, pp. 1-2.
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Gothe, J. 2008, 'Communicating Shared Traditional Knowledge - Water We Know', Water Wisdom The Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater (ASG), Narrabeen NSW Australia, July 2008.
Palmer, C.G., Gothe, J., Mitchell, C.A., Riedy, C.J., Sweetapple, K., McLaughlin, S.M., Hose, G.C., Lowe, M., Goodall, H., Green, T., Sharma, D., Fane, S.A., Brew, K. & Jones, P.R. 2007, 'Finding integration pathways: developing a transdisciplinary (TD) approach for the Upper Nepean Catchment.', Australian Stream Management Conference, Albury, NSW, Australia., May 2007 in Proceedings of the 5th Australian Stream Management Conference. Australian rivers: making a difference, ed Wilson, A.L., Dehaan, R.L., Watts, R.J., Page, K.J., Bowmer, K.H., & Curtis, A., Charles Sturt University, Thurgoona, New South Wales, pp. 306-311.
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Gothe, J. 2007, 'Communicating Shared Traditional Knowledge - Water We Know', Water SOS Cameraygal Festival 2007, Lane Cove Civic Centre Lane Cove NSW Australia, August 2007.
Forum on water management
Gothe, J. 2006, 'Towards an Understanding and Recognition of the significance of relationship in the framing of practice-led research projects', Speculation and Innovation, Brisbane, Australia, March 2005 in Speculation and Innovation: Applying practice-led research in the creative industries, ed Vella, R., Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-10.
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The ways in which relationships informs the designing process require significant attention in the framing of collaborative, cross-institutional, multi-partnered practice-led research projects. This paper brings a relational focus to the task of project framing in practice led research projects.
Verghese, G.H., Gothe, J., McLaughlin, S.M., Heffer, C. & Pandolfo, B. 2006, 'DAB Research Cluster (DATUM)', Powerhouse Museum, August 2006.
Organiser of Symposium as part of Sydney Design 06. Also part of editorial board organising the referees for the papers. The symposium website is <http://www.dab.uts.edu.au/inform/>
Bowman, C.P., Gothe, J., Ireland, D.J. & Leggett, M.G. 2003, 'Interface, Design and Visual Indexing', Digital Arts and Culture, Melbourne, VIC, May 2003 in MelbourneDAC 2003: the 5th International Digital Arts and Culture Conference, ed NA, School of Applied Communication, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 1-4.
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Each of the panel are working in related ways in the context of this session, to address the storage and retrieval of the stories of a modern oral and visual culture. Four distinct projects will open out the approaches and thinking being pursued and the overlap that exists between them. We have become aware of one another+s work over the last nine months, have been working on our separate projects for varying periods with and without budgets, and also have in common development cycles of from 5 + 10 years.These short presentations will each highlight the specific problem encountered or theoretical concept being tested and why the outcome of the project could be of wider social value.
Gothe, J. 2002, 'Finding other ways of speaking: Towards visual communication as practice based research', Research into Practice Conference 2002, Hatfield, Herts, September 2002 in Working Papers in Art and Design, Volume 2, The Concept of Knowledge in Art and Design, Proceedings of the Research into Practice Conference 2002, ed Biggs, M., University of Hertfordshire UK, www.artdes.herts.ac.uk/res2prac, pp. 9pp.-NA.
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Gothe, J. 2000, 'Designing projects: Enabling collaborations between the university and the community', N/A, December 2000 in Proceedings of the Perth Conference Re-inventing design education in the University Dec 2000, ed N/A, School of Design, Curtin University of Technology WA, Australia, pp. 0-0.

Journal Articles

Plant, R.A., Walker, J.R., Rayburg, S.C., Gothe, J. & Leung, T. 2012, 'The wild life of pesticides: Urban agriculture, institutional responsibility, and the future of biodiversity in Sydney's Hawkesbury-Nepean River', Australian Geographer, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 75-91.
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Agricultural chemicals are a notoriously intractable source of environmental pollution. Offering enhanced agricultural productivity, they simultaneously risk degrading the ecological basis upon which agriculture depends. This paper considers chemicalisation as a cause of the erosion of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem resilience, focusing on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River and the small-scale horticulturalists who supply the city's fresh vegetable markets, working under the pressure of urbanisation, retail monopolies, indifferent land-use planning, and often without access to information about pesticide use in the languages they understand. Arguing that standard practices of `risk management+ are unable to adequately control chemical contamination, the paper presents findings from interviews with actors within the `assemblage+ of institutions with responsibility for agriculture, water quality, and environmental protection, in order to assess the effectiveness of pesticide governance in the Greater Sydney Basin. It appears that pesticide pollution is far from being tamed: it is rarely measured nor monitored, neither is it a priority of any particular agency. Arguing that public health, the long-term viability of local farming and the ecological well-being of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River are mutually consistent goals, we conclude that these vital elements of the common-weal are currently subject to a system of `organised irresponsibility+. The paper concludes by proposing several ways forward
Standley, P., Bidwell, N., George, T., Steffenson, V. & Gothe, J. 2009, 'Connecting Communities and the Environment through Media: Doing, Saying and Seeing Along Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways', 3C Media Journal of Community Citizen's and Thir..., vol. October, no. 5, pp. 9-27.
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With the proliferation of global information and communications technologies (ICT), the concept of community no longer has geographical limitations. Yet, from ecological and social perspectives, connecting people and communities to their immediate environment is now more urgent than ever. In this paper we show how an Indigenous led initiative reaches across geographical and cultural gulfs by using digital media in ways that are profoundly embedded in the values associated with specific places. We refer to a grass-roots Indigenous created and led organization that with support from numerous partnerships across Australia has for many years used media to convey cultural and environmental values. The methodology of Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways (TRKP), co-created according to the ancient knowledge system of the Kuku Thaypan Traditional Owner Elders in Cape York Peninsula, illustrates the way media can be used to traverse disciplinary boundaries and connect both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to places.

Media Output

Gothe, J., Steffensen, V. & Girault, C.J. 2006, 'Water We Know', TKRP, Cape York.
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The Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways (TKRP) is a grassroots indigenous Elder led and co-created project. The project was initiated by Kuku Thaypan Elders from Laura - Tommy George and George Musgrave with Victor Steffensen to support the maintenance of indigenous knowledge in the context of land management. Working alongside Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways Project (TKRP) and Cape York Traditional Owners from indigenous communities in Cape York, the team from UTS (through the Communicating Shared Traditional Knowledge Project led by Jacqueline Gothe) supported the development of on-ground digital video and sound recording, editing and database skills, in order to support the indigenous-led project to build secure knowledge transfer processes. This documentary is an outcome of the indigenous led process and demonstrates the understanding that elders and traditional owners of natural resources (in particular, water). Water We Know is an audio-visual outcome of the Communicating Shared Traditional Knowledge Project. This documentary is about the clarity of the indigenous voice as it is recorded and conceptualised as an indigenous comment on the lack of power in decision-making in the natural resource management processes. Further, it involves sharing of the traditional understandings.

Original Creative Works

Gothe, J. 2010, '...sphere of possibility...', Inside Out, ArtTech, Object Gallery, Sydney; DMU Cube Gallery, Leicester; Righton Gallery, Manchester; The Poly, Falmouth.
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Inside Out, curated by Claire Smith, is an international touring exhibition that focuses on emerging digital design techniques and the growth of sophisticated rapid prototyping tools and methods. It features forty-six miniature sculptures produced in resin using 3D printing technologies by emerging and established artists and designers produced through an exchange programme between art and design schools in the UK and Australia. Developments in virtual computer visualisation and integrated digital technologies are giving contemporary makers new insight and opportunities to create objects and forms which were previously impossible to produce or difficult to envisage. The intention of the exhibition is to explore future rapid prototyping technologies currently being investigated via practice as research paradigm. Collaborators included the Art Technology Coalition, the University of Technology, Sydney and RMIT University in Australia along with De Montfort University, Manchester Metropolitan University and University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts in the United Kingdom. ...sphere of possibility... explores the connections and disjunctions between the digital and analogue, the hand and the mechanical and the translation between 2-D and 3-D forms. This work questions the relationship between the scientific and the sacred and demonstrates the possibility of a drawing on paper being applied to a 3-D process. As an outcome of an experimental process, it provides a new element in Gothe++s larger research project, Drawing Country 2009-2011, that advocates an examination of the ways to enhance connectedness and connection to place through visual communication.
Gothe, J. & Gwilt, I.D. 2010, 'Drawing Water II', Memory Flows: Rivers, Creeks and The Great Artesian Basin, Centre for Media Arts Innovation, UTS, Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park.
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Memory Flows, a project of the Centre for Media Arts and Innovation, UTS, culminated in an exhibition entitled 'Memory Flows: rivers, creeks and the great artesian basin' which examined the concepts of 'water, flows and memory'. Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Norie Neumark and Deb Turnbull, it featured fifteen media artworks by twenty CMAI members and affiliated artists: Ian Andrews, Chris Bowman, Chris Caines, Damian Castaldi, Sherre DeLys, Clement Girault, Jacqueline Gothe, Ian Gwilt, Nigel Helyer, Megan Heyward, Neil Jenkins, Solange Kershaw, Roger Mills, Maria Miranda, Norie Neumark, Shannon O'Neill, Greg Shapley, Victor Steffensen, Jen Teo and Jes Tyrrell. The exhibition, open for 15 days over two months with a public forum on June 20, included video and audio installations, interactive media works, mobile devices, projections on surfaces and through water, and an array of river related artworks and artefacts. Audience numbers totalled 2,700 visitors. 'Drawing Water II' is a collaborative work by Ian Gwilt and me. Using drawings of Sydney Harbour waterways, an animated projection with an accompanying sound design was developed that allowed the viewer an immersive experience of walking country and provided an understanding of the landforms and waterways that make up the Sydney Harbour from the Pacific Ocean to the Blue Mountains. This project is part of an ongoing research project, 'Drawing Country, that advocates an examination of ways to enhance connectedness and connection to place through visual communication. Memory Flows 2009-2010, a distributed media art project of the CMAI, was funded by the Inter-Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Gothe, J. & DeLys, S. 2010, 'Collecting Places', Memory Flows: Rivers, Creeks and The Great Artesian Basin, Centre for Media Arts Innovation, UTS, Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park.
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Memory Flows, a project of the Centre for Media Arts and Innovation, UTS, culminated in an exhibition entitled 'Memory Flows: rivers, creeks and the great artesian basin' which examined the concepts of 'water, flows and memory'. Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Norie Neumark and Deb Turnbull, it featured fifteen media artworks by twenty CMAI members and affiliated artists: Ian Andrews, Chris Bowman, Chris Caines, Damian Castaldi, Sherre DeLys, Clement Girault, Jacqueline Gothe, Ian Gwilt, Nigel Helyer, Megan Heyward, Neil Jenkins, Solange Kershaw, Roger Mills, Maria Miranda, Norie Neumark, Shannon O'Neill, Greg Shapley, Victor Steffensen, Jen Teo and Jes Tyrrell. The exhibition, open for 15 days over two months with a public forum on June 20, included video and audio installations, interactive media works, mobile devices, projections on surfaces and through water, and an array of river related artworks and artefacts. Audience numbers totalled 2,700 visitors. 'Collecting Places' is the outcome of a collaboration between Jacqueline Gothe and Shere Delys from ABC Radio and Executive Producer of POOL, http://pool.abc.net.au/. The installation is a chalk drawing on a brick wall with a sound scape. The image resulted from Gothe drawing in the studio as DeLys meditated at the Coorong in South Australia, the place where the Murray River meets the ocean. The outcome of the collaborative process contributes to Gothe's participatory practice, Drawing Country, an ongoing research project that advocates an examination of the ways to enhance connectedness and connection to place through visual communication. Memory Flows 2009-2010, a distributed media art project of the CMAI, was funded by the Inter-Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Gothe, J. 2009, 'Lament for the Land', Langue Froid - Cold Language/Cold Tongue, Conny Dietzschold, Conny Dietzschold Gallery Sydney Cologne.
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Cold Language/Cold Tongue exhibition curated by William Wright AM and Conny Dietzschold, international art dealer with galleries in Sydney and Cologne. The curatorial premise established was to provide an opportunity foreground the diversity and complexity of text-based art. The curators chose works by artists from varied backgrounds - academics, curators and researchers who work in different media including video, painting, photography, sculpture and objects. Artists included Tony Bond, Jacky Redgate, Brad Buckley, Adam Geczy, GeoffKlem, Elizabeth Day, Alan Cholodenko, Derek Kreckler, Peter Burgess, Dennis del Favero, John Conomos, Eugenia Raskopoulos and others.The method developed for my work, Lament for the Land 2002, was initially shown in an exhibition titled 'The Static of Words Paintings and Works on Paper' 1993-1999 at the UTS Gallery in conjunction with Winds of Change: Women and the Culture of Universities.
Gothe, J. & Gwilt, I.D. 2009, 'Drawing Water; Drawing Water I', Memory Flows, CMAI, Mulitiple venues: Performance Space at Carriageworks; UTS foyer gallery; Pool@ABC online..
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Artists from the Centre for Media Arts Innovation (UTS) collaborate around the shared theme of rivers and memory flows. memory Flows is a series of distributed events. the first iteration is produced, distributed and exhibited in collaboration with Liquid Architectur, carriageworks, performance Space and the ABC social media and collaborative space, Pool.
Gothe, J. 2008, 'Worldviews - solo exhibition', Worldviews, DAB Lab, DAB Lab Research Gallery.
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These days we all share a global concern for the world in which we live, but have many different views on how exactly it is we should be living within it. Jacqueline Gothe's exhibition Worldviews explores visual representations of such varying understandings and perception. Through drawings, prints and painting, Gothe, Senior Lecturer of Visual Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney, attempts to create an imaginative re-interpretation of a world view that values place, connection and the relational. "This exhibition is a creative and experimental process of visually representing a worldview for our time," says Gothe. The inspiration for the exhibition stems from Gothe's involvement in two separate projects in the community surrounding people, culture and the environment.
Gothe, J. 2008, 'Thinking through the past into the present and wondering about the future', 888 An exhibition that coincided with the Beijing Olympics, Mark Gerada, China Heights Gallery, Crown Street, Darlinghurst.
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Gothe, J. & Sandford, L. 2007, 'Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways Project - animation', ChangeX07 - New Designs Inspiring Change, Society for Responsible Design ChangeX, Australian Technology Park Sydney Australia, pp. 6-7.
SRD ChangeX is an annual exhibition of new graduate design and ideas that address issues of sustainability, environmental change and responsibility, social equity and community, often directly challenging conventional expectations. Responsible designs for our changing environment. Exhibits are selected from a diverse range of areas, including industrial design, graphics, architecture, textiles, planning, landscape design and more. Featuring 2D / 3D works, audio/visual content and high fashion.
Gothe, J., Gusheh, M. & Steffenson, V. 2006, 'Traditional Knowledge Revival Project collaborative web site design', n/a, TKRP, Cairns Queensland Australia, pp. n/p-n/p.
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www.tkrp.com.au
Gothe, J. 2003, 'Corangamite Catchment Regional Catchment Strategy 2003-2008 Design and Comms', Corangamite Catchment Regional Catchment Strategy 2003-2008, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA), Victoria Australia, pp. 1-232.
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Design and communication CCMA Regional Catchment Strategy 2003-2008

Other research activity

Gothe, J. & Ireland, D.J. 2003, 'Design for CCMA Regional Catchment Strategy 2003-2008 - web version', Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA), www.ccma.vic.gov.au/rcs.
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Web site to support the communication of CCMA Regional Catchment Strategy. Provides linked documents in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of the principles underpinning the process of the development of the CCMA Regional Catchment Strategy 2003-2008.
Gothe, J. 2003, 'A Visual Guide Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy - Priorities 2003-2008', A Visual Guide Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy - Priorities 2003-2008, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, Colac Victoria, pp. 1-2.
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Visual Guide A3 two sided colour print format to support an understanding of the assets identified as 'under threat' in the Corangamite region as a consequence of the regional catchment strategy process in order to establish priorities
Gothe, J. 2002, 'Design for CCMA Regional Catchment Strategy 2002 -Working Draft', CCMA, NAP - Australia Commonwealth and Victoria Government, Colac Victoria.
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Reports

Gothe, J. 2002, 'Design for CCMA Regional Catchment Strategy - Community Draft 2002-2007', CCMA, NAP - Australia Commonwealth and Victoria Government, Colac Victoria, pp. 1-173.
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