Linda Carroli is a writer, editor, researcher and consultant who has worked predominantly as an independent freelancer and consultant in the cultural/arts sector for more than 20 years. She has experience working in cultural services, the arts, museum and heritage sector, creative industries, publishing and urban environment. She has written non-fiction as a journalist, essayist and critical writer, contributing to a range of publications internationally.
With a significant publishing record targeting the specialist media, and as an award-winning writer, she publishes in a range of media and contexts both nationally and internationally including a regular feature for Arts Hub focused on urban innovation and creativity. Her writing has been published in a range of online and print journals, magazines, monographs, anthologies and catalogues, including peer-reviewed publications including Architecture Australia, Leonardo, Eyeline, Periphery, Real Time, Meanjin, Broadsheet, Globe E, Xtexts, Art Asia Pacific, M/C Journal, Electronic Book Review, fineArt forum, Photofile, Metro Magazine, Design Philosophy Politics and Artlink. She has written catalogue and critical essays which have been published nationally and internationally. Her writings have been presented/published as part of the New York Digital Salon (NY, USA), ISEA (Canada), Sarai Reader #03: Shaping Technologies and Sarai Reader #06: Turbulence (India), Straight Out of Brisbane (Bris, AU) and Mediatopia (LA, USA). She has given many conference presentations, seminars and lectures.
As a freelance editor, her editorial experience includes serving on the Queensland Editorial Committee and the Hypertext Advisory Committee of Real Time and Eyeline. She guest edited a special double issue of the prestigious Leonardo Electronic Almanac themed ‘textuality, virtuality, technology’ in 2002 and contributed a monthly column about online writing for the Queensland Writers Centre magazine, Writing Queensland between 2000 and 2005. She was an Editor of fineArt forum, a science, art and technology electronic magazine, 2001 until 2004, and edited The Ideas Book, published by UQP in February 2005.
Linda is a recipient of a Centenary Medal for ‘long and distinguished service in the arts’ and is listed in the 2008 edition of Who’s Who In Queensland. Having served on many non-profit Boards, she chaired the board of a national art, science and technology organisation, the Australian Network for Art and Technology, for three years having served on the Board for a total of four years. As an artist, her creative practice is focused on experimental text-based art and writing, her work has included public art, artist’s books, electronic writing and other publishing experiments and is included in several public collections and has been exhibited internationally. She received an Australia Council grant to develop a critical writing project titled Wording, exploring art writing and writing art. Her most recent project, Transmission Lines, commissioned by the State Library of Queensland, explores family history through content sharing technologies. She is also writing Changescaping and has received Australia Council Visual Arts Board funding to develop a new project, Fieldworking.
Linda has completed studies in media/communication, cultural studies and heritage and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in urban planning and design. Her research interests address the application of adaptive complexity, futures studies, cultural studies and suburban studies in sustainable urban planning and development.