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Joanne Jakovich

Joanne Jakovich has invited Gerard Reinmuth to join her and Adrian Lahoud in a special session of the JIA Conference in Tokyo devoted to a conversation between Australian and Japanese architects.

Joanne s an interactive architect and researcher specialising in interactive spaces spanning art, architecture and urbanism.

Her work has been exhibited in Japan, Australia, Taiwan and the Netherlands both in architectural and artistic contexts; including the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Jakovich is the producer of numerous international projects integrating urbanism, architecture and interactive art, including the CitySwitch Japan-Australia Urbanism Exchange and the Urban Islands Project on Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour.

Her PhD research examines the role of adaptation in human-system engagement in interactive spaces. Research outcomes include a quantitative analysis method of engagement, numerous interactive installations, and evaluation of these through experiments with the public.

As both designer and engineer of interactive works, she encourages broad-based computing skills in architectural design education. Her teaching areas include architectural design, urban studies, interaction design, physical computing and software scripting.