RESEARCH + PRACTICE
Dr Tania Spława-Neyman is a craft-based, fashion practitioner, with particular interest in material encounters - the interactions between past and potential future lives of materials, her own life and own acts of making. Her practice was developed and explored through the completion of a PhD by project in 2014 within RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design titled: Care Making: Practices of gleaning, using and future fashioning. This practice-based research explores creation within an ecology of materials, objects and making that reshapes both professional design and everyday living practices.
Tania’s work has been exhibited at The State of Design Festival 2011; First Site Gallery group shows: Refashioned Sustainable Design Survey 2013, and The Matter at Hand 2014; and at the RMIT Design Hub during the Practice Research Symposium, October 2014.
From 2010-16 Tania presented papers at design research conferences in Helsinki, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Melbourne, Auckland, Adelaide, Wellington and Sydney. Publications of her work include articles in The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice in 2013, and the Design Journal in 2014. Her research interests are epistemology of practice, designing through making and sustainable practices.