Niki Wallace

Niki Wallace is a researcher, educator and designer whose research focuses on just transitions with an interest in co-creation, regenerative cultures, circularity and relational principles as core aspects of these transitions. As Interim Programme Director of Graphic Design/Course Leader of MA Global Collaborative Design Practice, Wallace supports students’ development of the critical collaborative skills needed to realise regenerative and just futures. Wallace’s prior teaching experience spans undergraduate and postgraduate design in studio, research methods, consumer culture and critical design theory at University of South Australia. Wallace is the founder of Net Zero Lab, a living lab collective of designers and researchers who practice emergent approaches to low-contact co-design, regenerative futures and transition design. Wallace’s PhD focused on design’s acceleration of the consumption and waste problem by examining ‘what it takes’ to redirect design practices towards transitions. Since then, Wallace has pursued research with a focus on activating transitions towards just futures, developing methods for expanded collaboration, and nurturing regenerative cultures.

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