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Nathan Crane

Sch Art Arch & Design

Email: nathan.crane@mymail.unisa.edu.au


About me


I am an interior architect, design thinker, writer and a teacher in the School of Art, Architecture and Design. My work operates within an emerging research interest in nomadic design principles. I take a multi-disciplinary approach to design resolution, which moves beyond the physical and aesthetic, and incorporates a writing/research practice which informs and evolves the result (which is ongoing) in new, dynamic directions and propensities outside the usual field of Interior Architecture.

I have strong interests in 20th Century French Post-structuralist literature theory and semiotics which informs my spatial understandings and design practices. I am currently a member of the Société internationale pour la promotion des recherches sur l’écriture (International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research) (ISAWR). During my design-school training, I articulated a unique approach to Interior Architecture and design philosophy, of which I based my Honours thesis, 'FROM HERE TO PROPENSITY: design as (a) spiritual practice...or, (my) way to practice..'.

Working on both commercial and residential projects in Australia, I represented the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the 21st Yodex Design conference in Taipai, Taiwan in April 2012. I also travelled in 2011 to represent the University of South Australia at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy.

I run a freelance creative direction and PR agency (NJDS) and am currently also a design writer for The Adelaide Review and editor of FORM Journal, having previously been a contributing fashion editor for Yves Manzine. As a young designer and emerging design thinker, I am currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Art, Architecture and Design.