Professor of Design
School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University
Poet, philosopher, artist, Paul Carter draws together different cultural forms, artistic practices and design techniques to create new public ‘situations’. His goal is to renovate the sources of creativity by exploring the ways in which memory informs invention. He aims to synthesize traditional forms of individual and collective imagination in the interests of a revivified symbolic economy. His many books include novels, scripts and poems; his cultural writing includes The Road to Botany Bay (1987, 2010), Material Thinking (2004) and Meeting Place (2013). Award-winning public space designs include Nearamnew (Federation Square, Melbourne, 2002). Based in Melbourne, he is Professor of Design (Urbanism), School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University.