About me

My name is Christine Horn, I work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. I used to teach Design, Photography and Illustration at Swinburne University and at Monash College here in Melbourne.

This blog contains photographs and texts about, or created for projects I was involved in. Some of them are related to research for my PhD. These include posts about research methods, publications, conferences and other events which I attended during my research, and in the course of my fieldwork between 2010 and 2014. I spent these last years traveling between Melbourne, Australia and Sarawak, Malaysia. My home town is Berlin in Germany.

Long Nawang, 2012 Long Nawang, 2012

Some posts published in this blog, such as the exhibitions I curated before tackling the PhD research, were carried out while I was a lecturer for Communication Design at Swinburne’s Sarawak Campus in Kuching, Malaysia.

Other posts are about my teaching methods and materials. I come from a graphic / communication design background and have been teaching in tertiary education since 2006. Mostly, I have taught graphic design methods, software, history and concepts, but I have also taught animation, typography, and more recently photography and illustration. I use this blog to share some of the lecture material, ideas and topics that came up in class.

This blog is a personal work-related blog. Personal interests and work interests are very related in my work, and can’t be cleanly separated, and so I decided not to try. More importantly, this blog is about a personal approach to work, which often finds little attention in academic outcomes although it is of course always present.

All material posted in this blog was created by me unless otherwise stated. This includes texts, photographs, infographics, illustrations and other material.

Group picture in Camp Putai, on the way to Long Nawang cultural festival

Group picture in Camp Putai near the Indonesian border, on the way to Long Nawang cultural festival


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