Dr Marnie Badham is a Senior Research Fellow and teaches Art in Public Space at RMIT University in Melbourne. Her work focuses on socially engaged art and participatory research methodologies.
Marnie’s art-research practice is characterised by collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships through residencies, expanded curation and industry engagement. Her co-curated exhibition Bruised Food: a living laboratory (Badham & Maravillas 2019, RMIT Gallery, Australia) explored gentle activism and ecology in Asia. Recent creative cartographies include Five Weeks in Spring: an emotional map of Lilydale registering attachment to place in the context of climate crisis and development (Badham & Wong Hulbert 2018, Yarra Ranges Regional Gallery, Australia) and EmpowerHER: a women’s map to the city (Badham & Dundas Oke 2018, Thompson Rivers University, Canada) re-centring local knowledge of women experiencing transition and homelessness.
Marnie has published her theoretical and applied research in dozens of international peer reviewed journals and book chapters (Portugal, France, Canada, Australia, Norway, Russia), co-edited the book Making Cultural Count: the politics of cultural measurement (2015, Springer), and is completing her monograph The Social Life of Artist Residencies: connecting with people and places not your own.