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Jacqueline Gothe

is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication (Design, University of Technology Sydney) and has a background in communication and information design. Her research practice has two strands - collaborative design research projects and an ongoing commitment to a visual practice. The research projects include a long-term partnership with indigenous communities in Cape York focusing on how design can support traditional management practices particularly in relation to fire and water; and interdisciplinary engagements with catchment management authorities in order to build transdisciplinary approaches to the decision making about our environment. Her interest in traditional indigenous knowledge systems and land management has led her to begin an investigation of Taoist philosophy of spirituality and energy. These projects are connected in the search for understandings through a visual process that allows a recognition of our connection to place, country and the relational. Her recent exhibition of drawings, prints and paintings titled Worldviews asked the question, "Is it possible to construct a visual language that positions itself between scientific and spiritual systems of representation?"