Dr. Danny Butt is Associate Director (Research) at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where he also coordinates programmes in Social Practice and Community Engagement. His book Artistic Research in the Future Academy was published by Intellect/University of Chicago Press in 2017.
He is the editor of PLACE: Local Knowledge and New Media Practice (with Jon Bywater and Nova Paul) (Cambridge Scholars Press 2008) and Internet Governance: Asia Pacific Perspectives (Elsevier 2006). He works with the Auckland-based collective Local Time , whose work engages the dynamics of visitor and host in the context of mana whenua and discourses of indigenous self-determination. Recent sites for Local Time projects have included Waitangi (2017), Mangere maunga (2014) and the Waitemata Harbour (2013) in Aotearoa New Zealand; Footscray, Australia (2014); Delhi, India (2013); and Rarotonga, Cook Islands (2015).
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Ethics and the infrastructure of artistic research: Thomas Hirschhorn's Gramsci Monument
Libraries as redistributive technology: From capacity to culture in Queensland's public li..
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Infrastructures of Autonomy on the Professional Frontier: ‘Art and the Boycott of/as Art'
D Butt, R O'Reilly
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Aesthetics and Protest
Rachel O’Reilly and Danny Butt discuss an artistic refusal (boycott) to provide meaning for the service of the extractive and inca..
New International Information Order (NIIO) Revisited: Global Algorithmic Governance and Neocolonialism.
Journal article | 2015 | Fibreculture Journal: internet theory criticism research
The field of Internet governance has been dominated by Euro-American actors and has largely resisted consideration of a holistic a..
ADA Mesh Cities: network, space and memory in the transitional city
Zita Joyce, Susan Su Ballard, Caroline Mccaw, Vicki Smith, Trudy Lane, Ian Clothier, Janine Randerson, Danny Butt
Conference Proceedings | 2013
In the aftermath of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, Christchurch, New Zealand is framed as a ‘transitional’ city, moving from its d..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Excellence in Research
Senior Lecturer In Interdisciplinary Practice
Victorian College Of The Arts
Society for Artistic Research
ORBICOM International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Master of Arts
Certificate in Adult Teaching