University of Tasmania

Niklavs Rubenis is a designer and maker interested in the intersection of craft, design, ethics, waste, and people with a specific focus on repair (objects, systems, communities). He has been involved with diverse projects spanning community, non-profit, commercial and cultural institutions, and has had work presented, exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Select funded past projects have included The Pet Project; Transformative Repair, Object Therapy; and Crafting Waste. His creative work is held in collections including the Museum of Australian Democracy, Australian National University and the State Library of New South Wales. Niklavs has a trade in cabinet making, a Bachelor of Visual Arts (hons) and a PhD from the Australian National University. He is coordinator of design and coordinator of object + furniture at the School of Creative Arts and Media, University of Tasmania.

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