Nikos Papastergiadis is the Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures, based at The University of Melbourne. He is a Professor in the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne and founder - with Scott McQuire - of the Spatial Aesthetics research cluster.
He is Project Leader of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, 'Large Screens and the Transnational Public Sphere', and Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Project 'Public Screens and the Transformation of Public Space'.
He was educated at The University of Melbourne and the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the School of Culture and Communication, he was Deputy Director of the Australia Centre at the University of Melbourne, Head of the Centre for Ideas at the Victorian College of Arts, and lecturer in Sociology and recipient of the Simon Fellowship at the University of Manchester.
Throughout his career, Nikos has provided strategic consultancies for government agencies on issues relating to cultural identity and has worked in collaborative projects with artists and theorists of international repute such as John Berger, Jimmie Durham and Sonya Boyce. His long involvement with the ground breaking international journal Third Text, as both co-editor and author, was a formative experience in the development of an interdisciplinary and cross cultural research model, which continues to inform his research practice.
His publications include Modernity as Exile (1993), Dialogues in the Diaspora (1998), The Turbulence of Migration (2000), Metaphor and Tension (2004) Spatial Aesthetics: Art Place and the Everyday (2006), Cosmopolitanism and Culture (2012). He is also the author of numerous essays, which have been translated into over a dozen languages and appeared in major catalogues such as the Biennales of Sydney, Liverpool, Istanbul, Gwangju, Taipei, Lyon, Thessaloniki and Documenta 13.
A full list of Nikos' publications and projects can be found on his Find an Expert web page. View Minerva Access the University's Institutional Repository for Nikos Papastergiadis.
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The Matrix of Visibility and Legitimacy: Art and Democracy in the Age of Digital Participa..
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Creating The Bilbao Effect: Museum Of New And Old Art (Mona) And The Social And Cultural Coordinates Of Urban Regeneration Through Arts Tourism (Non-Lead)
This project will analyse the extraordinary success of MONA (Museum of New and Old Art) as an art gallery and use this information to identi..
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Scott McQuire, Sonja Pedell, Martin Gibbs, Frank Vetere, Nikos Papastergiadis, John Downs
Journal article | 2012 | International Journal of E-Planning Research
Large video screens situated in public spaces are characteristic of the mediated public environment of contemporary cities. These ..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Professor In Aust Studies.
Culture And Communication
Co-Chair, Advisory Committee
Co-Chair, Advisory Committee, Contemporary Greek Cultural Centre
Visiting Fellow, School Of Art
Visiting Fellow, School of Art, University of Tasmania
Advisory Board, School Of Art & Architecture
Advisory Board, School of Art & Architecture, University of South Australia
Steering Committee for the development of a Greek Cultural Centre for the Greek Orthodox Community, Melbourne
Steering Committee on Education for the Greek Orthodox Community, Melbourne
Multicultural Arts Policy Advisory Committee, Minister for the Arts, Victoria
Cultural Infusion, Advisory Committee, Melbourne
Advisory Board, New Directions in Humanities, USA
Exhibitions Committee, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Board, Artspace, Sydney
Advisor to Arts Council of England on International Residency Programs
Chair, Visual Arts Publishing Committee, Arts Council of England
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Arts (honours)
University of Melbourne