I am a research-based designer whose practice and publications respond to issues of sustainability with expertise in negotiating complex creative networks to enable collaborations.
After graduating from UTS with a Bachelor of Design (Hons.) in 2002, I have worked in the UTS School of Design until recently. Throughout the initial eight years I taught interdisciplinary sustainable design concepts and guest lectured into sustainable fashion and textile concepts at various Sydney academic institutions. My most recent position in the UTS School of Design was as Executive Assistant and Project Officer (February 2012 – March 2014).
Since 2012 I have facilitated connections between the UTS School of Design and the Living Data network of international artists and scientists. My Visiting Fellowship with the Centre for Compassionate Research has been instigated through Living Data to advance my understanding of Environmental Science for my research and to facilitate creative collaborations between scientists, artists and designers."
Ramirez Jr, M., Campbell, G., Marosszeky, A., Lopes, A. & Campbell, C. 2010, 'SRD Change: Showcasing graduate projects that provoke sustainable changes in design thinking and practice', Proceedings of CONNECTED 2010 International Conference on Design Education, ConnectED: International Conference on Design Education, UNSW, Sydney, pp. 1-6.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Every year since 2004, the Society for Responsible Design (SRD) in Sydney has been exhibiting graduate design projects which address issues of environmental change and responsibility, social equity and community ideas. This insightful exhibition, initially launched as ChangeX and now known as SRD Change, showcases exemplary graduate projects that inspire, provoke, and challenge conventional expectations of the design industry and businesses recently attuned to corporate responsibility. Works are selected from a diverse range of design disciplines across Sydneyâs leading tertiary institutions. Design is reclaimed here as a tool for satisfying genuine human needs in ways that are both practical and imaginative, posing a compelling alternative to the contemporary (mis)use of design as an elitist, profit-driven enterprise fuelling unsustainable levels of consumption. Confirming the importance of higher education as an integral element to enabling meaningful change, SRD Change celebrates the culmination of a collaborative process, uniting the wisdom and knowledge of design educators, the working expertise of design professionals and the new creative enthusiasm of final year design graduates, through projects that promote fresh ways in which society can be made more sustainably aware and responsible. This paper reviews the SRD Change process, documents the highs and lows of the exhibitions, the value it provides to participant graduate designers, and its contributions in furthering design education for sustainability.
Marosszeky, A. 2010, 'Delta-Echo-Sierra-India-Golf-November: Negotiating Design Responses in Humanitarian Crises', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion, International Conference on Design and Emotion, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL USA, pp. 1-14.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This paper explores the current potential of design to respond to humanitarian crises and the potential of design academia to contribute to such design responses. Over recent decades there have been a number of design actors drawn into the moral imperative of humanitarian responses. From the work of these designers a humanitarian-oriented design ethic is emerging. This new 'ethic' has started to materialise through the practices of a handful of design-focused not-for-profit non-governmental organisations. These few few established design 'avant-garde' have already demonstrated that there is much potential for design work in areas outside the comfort of stablished marketplaces, but how to get there remains a challenge for many interested parties. The content of this paper has been drawn from research being undertaken for a doctoral design project on the role of design in humanitarian responses in the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney.
Marosszeky, A. 2009, 'Displaced and diffused: fashioning in the refugee experience', Fashion and Well-Being?, Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes, International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI), London College of Fashion, London, UK, pp. 665-677.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Locations of fashion in refugee experiences are explored through this article to further an understanding of identity and consciousness when seeking refuge across borders.
Marosszeky, A., 'Designing Refuge: design, protest, and the refugee movement', Addison Road Gallery, Marrickville NSW.
Designing Refuge¦ comprised professional and amateur design works sourced from designers, organisations and activists around Australia who had been involved with the Australian refugee rights movement. The works were exhibited in the upstairs room of the Addison Road Gallery (Marrickville) over a fortnight, with an additional sculpture exhibited in the lobby of UTS Building 6 for the duration of the exhibition.