MS Lindy Joubert

MS Lindy Joubert


  • Culture/arts for development for health/sustainability (health/wellbeing/vocational training)
  • Issues of cultural diversity (arts/crafts/inter-cultural, inter-disciplinary, international)



  • Lindy Joubert is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Melbourne, Founding Director of the inaugural UNESCO Observatory 2006- and was a consultant at UNESCO Paris headquarters 2000-2003; Vice President World Craft Council Asia Pacific region 2012-; was Director of the Asia Pacific Confederation for Arts Education1992-2000. She led teams for Community Arts Development for VicHealth; the Australia Council; Children’s Cancer Centres and the Creative Arts Strategy for the new Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

    Lindy engaged in UNESCO Observatory capacity building projects using the arts, crafts, architecture in the Cook Islands; Papua New Guinea; Kenya, Africa; Finnish Lapland; Timor Leste and Indigenous Australia. She has had thirty five national and international exhibitions of paintings, six in New York City.  She is Editor-in-Chief of the UNESCO Observatory bi-annual peer reviewed e-journal; series Editor-in-Chief of the UNESCO Observatory Global Village Reading Series; writes and presents research papers and her edited book “ Educating in the Arts – the Asian Experience, Twenty-four essays” has been published by Springer, 2008 and is currently preparing a sequel: ’Educating in the Crafts – the Global Experience’.   


Member of

  • World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region. Vice President APR South Pacific 2012 -
  • Lyceum Club. Regular member 2009 -
  • UNESCO Observatory. Founding Director 2006 -
  • Pen and Brush Inc. New York City. Regular member 1992 -



Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • GDipATT, University of Melbourne 1992
  • MFA, University of Oregon 1990
  • DipGraphicArt, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1978



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Lindy has been an active member of graduate research committees providing insights into her experiences as a field researcher while working with UNESCO and the World Craft Council.