Olivia Pintos-Lopez

POSITION

Associate Lecturer, Coordinator of History and Theory

QUALIFICATIONS

BA in Interior Design with first class honors from RMIT 2002
Graduation Prizes: Craft Victoria Prize, Thesis Book Award, Technology Award, Eco-Concepts Prize
PhD in progress (Architecture/Interior Design), by project, Affective Environments research stream, RMIT. Duen for completion February 2018. 

RESEARCH + PRACTICE

My research practice develops from an interest in spatial conditions that promote new social and creative relations. The research work I undertake seeks to evade the production of new territories for consumerism, and instead contributes to developing social, spatial or temporal commons and curatorial and documentation methods that allow for open-ended engagement by future participants.

I have teaching experience in various areas of the Interior Design course, including Design Studio, History and Theory, Communications and Specialisations. I currently coordinate History and Theory in first second and third year. Within my teaching practice, I encourage students to develop their creative and intellectual agency within a collaborative and networked community

My professional background includes online publishing, furniture design, exhibition design and commercial and residential interior design. I have an ongoing practice making temporal-spatial installation work and regularly exhibit small-scale multi-media figurative sculptures. 

CONTACT

www.oliviapintos-lopez.com

olivia.pintos-lopez@rmit.edu.au