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About the project

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The Paper Tigers project is a postgraduate student-led initiative to provide an online network of emergent scholars and arts practitioners to generate discussion and online publication. This page is the first phase of what will be a larger proposal to create an online space for academic publication and creative curation initially drawing from Melbourne's academic and cultural scene.

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What Paper Tigers aims to do

Our four main objectives are:
1.) to connect academic and creative researchers online to a stream of relevant updates regarding opportunities and events in Melbourne and beyond.
2.) to stimulate lively exchange on the state of contemporary discourse in the Arts and Humanities through face-to-face meetings in Melbourne.
3.) to identify common fields of interest for future collaboration and tailored seminar series and curating projects.
4.) to ultimately encourage the production of tangible outcomes, such as online publications and rich media editions, including interviews and video or photo-essays.


Paper Tigers Events

A new set of Paper Tigers talks is currently being organised. Please subscribe to our newsletter or like us on FB in order to find out more.
Check out past events.
Interested in presenting yourself? Get in touch with us.

special events:
1) Master class on Creative Research with Prof Paul Carter from Deakin University. More information click here. See the interactive online workspace and visual impressions from the day, click here.
Date: 26th of October 2012, Venue: Seminar Hall, Centre for Advanced Studies
, La Trobe University, Bundoora campus

2) Symposium: The Internet's Unintended Consequences with Prof with Prof Marcus Breen from Bond University, Scott McQuire (Melbourne Uni), Hugh Davies (La Trobe Uni) and others. More information click here.
Date: 19th of November 2012, Venue: La Trobe University, 215 Franklin St, CBD
(City Campus)

3) Makings & Musings of Creative Research presentation series  - These presentations are meant as rather transparent insights in the current stage of the creative research of each presenter in a jour fixe manner. They usually include a number of three presenters and 20 min presentations plus discussion. For more information click here.

To have a look, who has presented or is going to present at the paper tigers talks, please click here. A new set of presentations is currently being organised. Interested in presenting yourself? Get in touch with us.



Out now: paper tigers 01

The proceedings of our symposium on the Internet's Unintended Consequences. It includes contributions by:

Marcus Breen: Unintended Consequences - Is Rethinking Possible?;
Scott McQuire: Accidental publics, or some unintended consequences of the Internet on urban life;
Hugh Davies: Interactions and Transactions
Jenny Kennedy: Sharing’s False Freedoms;
Alex Lambert: The Desire Not to See: Moral Contradictions of the Mediated Gaze on Facebook
Editors: Emily Ashman, Jan H. Brueggemeier & Eloise Ross
Art work: Renuka Rajiv
Layout: Claire Selby

A publication by the Centre for Creative Arts (ISBN:978-0-9871189-0-5)

Download the WEB version (1.1MB Pdf) / PRINT version (28.2MB Pdf) here.


jan bru

Jan Hendrik Brüggemeiers’ artistic interests lay in sound art and spaces for communication in the city. He holds an MFA in Media Arts & Design from the Bauhaus University Weimar, where he graduated from the chair for Experimental Radio. He relocated from London, where he worked for the AA School of Architecture, to Melbourne to take on his Creative PhD at the Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University where he now resides. Website:

Eloise Ross

Emily Ashman