Pamela holds a AAS, BFA and PhD in Visual Communication. She is a researcher in the XYX Lab / Space-Gender-Communication, Deputy, Associate Dean of Education, Executive fellow Monash Education Academy, and Lecturer in Master of Collaborative Design at Monash University, Australia.

Pamela’s design practice and research is significantly informed by the construction of experience utilising narrative and visual storytelling that addresses memory and place, gender equity, and the use of language and symbols. She applies design thinking and visual literacy to synthesise connections and construct new ways of seeing in an effort to purposively influence perceptions and behaviour.

Her design explores the nuances of the everyday and the way multiple perceptions of space capture and enact these experiences. Through this, she has developed ways of working with photo images, paper cutting, extraction, and language to elicit both personal and interpersonal experiences. Her practice foregrounds self-reflection, embodied creative processes and sense-making in design to foster individual empowerment.

Pamela Salen
email: pamela@pamelasalen.com