Professor in Media Arts
Western Sydney University

Dr. Hart Cohen is Professor in Media Arts in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University, Australia. He is Associate Head of School responsible for Research and Postgraduate Studies. Dr Cohen is a member of the Institute for Culture and Society and supervises a number of MA (research), DCA and PhD students. He has published widely in the field of visual anthropology, communications and film studies. Dr Cohen directed two Australian Research Council Projects related to the Strehlow Collection held at the Strehlow Research Centre in Alice Springs. The current project is an online database documentary related to TGH Strehlow’s memoir, Journey to Horseshoe Bend. Two films have been made in relation to these projects: Mr. Strehlow’s films (SBSi 2001) and Cantata journey (ABC TV 2006). He co-edited a special issue of Media International Australia on the theme of Digital Anthropology (MIA 116 August 2005). Dr Cohen is co-author of Screen media arts: an introduction to concepts and practices for Oxford University Press (2009) and founding editor of the Global Media Journal (Australian Edition).

Living Labs, Resilient Cities and Repair Culture: Environmental Sustainability at Western Sydney University Australia

Western Sydney University is committed to working on issues related to environmental sustainability in the conduct of research, in teaching contexts with undergraduates and in the operations of its campuses. This panel features examples of the ongoing work at WSU by some of its key researchers and lecturers in the area of environmental sustainability.