Willhemina Wahlin

PhD, BMediaComm, BA(Vis&PerformArts(Hons)(GraphicDsgn)

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Dr Willhemina Wahlin is a Lecturer in Design within the School of Communication and Creative Industries, Faculty of Arts and Education, at Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie. Her research focuses on design for social change, spanning the areas of exhibition design, design thinking and human-centred design, and design as a vehicle for inspiring civic activity.

Since 2019, she has been leading a research team to develop a multidisciplinary program aimed at encouraging young regional Australians to develop 'critical creativity' (Wahlin & Buhler, 2020). This program, The Creative Citizen Project, has seen the development of a flexible model that combines Design Thinking with civics and citizenship education and storytelling skills that span photography, design and journalism.

Willhemina is the Creative Director for PROOF: Media for Social Justice, a New York-based non-profit organization that utilises visual storytelling for human rights and peacebuilding. With PROOF, Willhemina has designed multiple travelling exhibitions that have focused on issues such as genocide prevention, gender violence, child soldiers and criminal justice. These have been shown in locations across the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia, including the United States Institute for Peace, The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, The Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne, and Yale, Columbia and Dayton universities. She has also worked closely with PROOF and academics from the University of Dayton's Human Rights Centre's Moral Courage Project. Since 2016, MCP projects have included 'Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame', 'America the Borderland' and the upcoming, 'Poison and Power: The Fight for Water'.

She is a member of the Society of Experiential Design's (SEGD) Academic Task Force (2020-2021), and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's Cultural Steering Group.

Education/Academic qualification

Communication Design, Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University

01 Feb 201307 May 2019

Award Date: 07 May 2019

Communication Design, Bachelor of Arts (Visual and Performing Arts)(Honours)(Graphic Design) H1, Charles Sturt University

03 Mar 201112 Dec 2011

Award Date: 12 Dec 2011

Communications, Bachelor of Media Communications, Charles Sturt University

28 Feb 200531 May 2013

Award Date: 13 May 2011

External positions

Creative Director, PROOF: Media for Social Justice

10 Oct 2008 → …

Subject keywords

  • Exhibition Design
  • Design for Social Change
  • Social Design
  • Design and Civic Education
  • Design and Public Policy

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