Lana Jones

Lana Jones’s practice extends preconceived notions of Interior Design to include public performances, public dialogues, and objects for public display. Through a research-lead practice, processes of observation, documentation and intervention, Lana responds to dormant cultural histories in order to discuss how we collectively build, and inhabit space. Researching concepts imbedded in time and place, she produces work that is functional, and stimulates new ways of viewing a shared social landscape.

Presently, Lana is undertaking her Major Research Project in the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) at RMIT University. Titled Decolonising Hoddle’s Grid, this project imagines how Melbourne’s urban landscape could better respond to non-colonial narratives by including environmental conditions at play prior to the implementation of this civic grid.

In conjunction to her studies, Lana is currently is working with experimental design initiatives in areas of furniture design, public programming and curation. She plans to continue building and extending this multi-disciplinary practice upon graduation in 2019.

Lana is part of our M_Curators initiative.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.