Joni Taylor


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  • Free Soil

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  • ISEA2011

    Joni Tay­lor is a re­searcher and cu­ra­tor with a focus on the urban en­vi­ron­ment. She is a found­ing mem­ber of the in­ter­na­tional art group Free Soil. She has been the re­cip­i­ent of grants from the Aus­tralia Coun­cil and ANAT, and schol­ar­ships from the Goethe In­sti­tute and the APA. She worked in Berlin for five years as a jour­nal­ist and has writ­ten ex­ten­sively for pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing Re­al­time, Ar­ti­choke, POLoxy­gen, DAMN and Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture Aus­tralia, and con­tributed book chap­ters on ar­chi­tec­ture, loca­tive media and land art.  She or­gan­ised the Urban Trans­for­ma­tions round­table dis­cus­sion se­ries DIY Ur­ban­ism and Wildlife in the City at the Per­for­mance Space and an Urban Wildlife Sa­fari for the MCA ex­hi­bi­tion In the Bal­ance: Art for a Chang­ing World. In 2009 she or­gan­ised the con­fer­ence Sculp­ture in Pub­lic (and Not so Pub­lic) Space at the AGNSW.  She was co-di­rec­tor of the Elec­trofringe Media Arts Fes­ti­val in 2001 and 2002. In her own work she aims to pre­sent rad­i­cal ways of en­vi­sion­ing and re­spond­ing to our land­scapes. She earned a de­gree in Art His­tory and The­ory from Uni­ver­sity of New South Wales, Col­lege of Fine Art (COFA) in 1996 and is cur­rently un­der­tak­ing a Mas­ters of Re­search on utopian city de­sign.


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