Deakin salutes research luminaries

Six researchers have received Deakin's highest honour - Alfred Deakin Professorships.

Pozible projects lift-off

Deakin's latest round of crowd-funding projects have all reached their goals.

Unexpected angles from UK thinkers

Two UK visiting professors bring new perspectives to the Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention.

Professor Clare Bradford

Professor Clare Bradford
Director, Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention

Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention

Memory, imagination and invention are three pre-conditions for sustaining communities and environments. The Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention (CMII) comprises a unique interdisciplinary group that addresses these interrelated concerns from both theoretical and applied perspectives.

Building on the expertise represented in its members, CMII responds to a growing recognition that scenarios for future sustainability based exclusively on instrumentalist, rational paradigms fail to produce community engagement. CMII's mission is to demonstrate and enhance the usefulness and the efficacy of humanities, creative arts and social sciences research to cause positive social change, and to improve social and cultural fabric.

Deploying innovative methods drawn from the disciplines of cultural heritage studies, museology, architecture, literary studies, creative arts and design, CMII is forging ground-breaking projects focusing on themes including spatiality, cross-cultural engagement, innovative technologies, and the operation of memory.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

22nd January 2014