Molly Hankwitz – Curriculum vitae

Culture writer/researcher, media artist, designer, editor

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Expertise in hybrid cultural practices challenging media-based art over a fifteen year period.  Participation in exhibitions and conferences with specialization in conceptual design, community-based and networked media practices. Has worked on both coasts of the United States and on several continents.  Above average writing, verbal, and visual communications skills; strong familiarity with the design environment, installation and exhibition techniques; good to very good computer skills from social media and file management to basic web skills, film editing and Audacity; persistent, productive style with strong motivation to develop new skills in the course of collaboration and to work with creative people.


2010 – Currently completing PhD by original research, in Media and communications at the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Topic: Place and identity-making practices in mobile culture and networked space.

2019 – 1993 – Practicing artist; participation in writing,  film, photography, new media, interior architecture

1989 – Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, Studio artists program

1987-1983 – Coursework towards Masters, Yale School of Architecture

1982-1979 – B.A. with Honors in Philosophy, Barnard College of Columbia University, New York


2010- 2009 – Festival co-organizer,

City Centered Festival of Locative Media and Urban Community with KQED Public Media, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and other media artists and professionals. Co-authored the project narrative, assisted in contacting selected artists.

2009 – 2005 –  Instructor, The Art Institute of California, SF

Teach/taught architecture related undergraduate courses in Interior Design  including courses in Building Construction and Systems, Human Factors, and Architectural Detailing. Developed course curriculum, mastered learning-centered teaching skills; contributed professional contacts to the department, and advised on community-based portfolio project for National Week of Service. Assisted numerous graduated students to understand fundamentals of how the code, buildings, and spaces work.

2009-2008 –  Faculty advisor, Materials Resource Room, The Art Institute of California, SF.

Developed the sample and resource room from inaccessible storage area coherent resource library for interior design materials; managed student workers; worked with design firms on donations; and recycled out of date samples into public school art programs. Created greater student and faculty accessibility for the materials room and greater rapport with public sector for the Ai.

2010-2009 – Online arts and culture writer,,

Published Mission Summer guide for low income families looking for inexpensive, quality activities, educational programs, entertainment, icy cold sweets and organic foods. Published article on childrens’ martial arts programs to assist parents in identifying  reasonably affordable programs of high quality.

2010-2005 –  Co-editor, New Media Fix,

Collaborate on collecting articles, reviews, interviews, newsbytes for republication. Write book, film reviews and conduct interviews. Edited section on  ‘Art and Mobile Tech’ in 2006. Supported development of greater academic, curatorial, and artistic readership and to select a full Board of Directors.

2010-2005 –   Contributing writer, Otherzine,

Develop reviews and articles on film art and experimental media to contribute to Other Cinema produced online ‘zine component.

2005 –  Recipient, Innovation in Creative Industries stipend, for original research, QUT. One of  three doctoral candidates awarded this stipend.

2004 – Artist in Residency, Artspace, Sydney, Australia with Archimedia. One week residency towards development of the Urban Strechnology Tool Kit, free workshop and participation in group exhibit, ‘Model Citizens.’

2004 – Collaborator/Designer, ‘Small Business Skills for Women’ w/ Australian Red Cross

Developed workshop/teaching program for refugee women to learn basic internet and social networking skills for their businesses. Created assertiveness workshops and email tutoring/web search for six women.

2004-2001 – Lecturer, Instructor, Creative Industries,QUT and Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Instructor/Lecturer in studio art, media studies, film, video and experimental media courses. Developed unique elective, ‘Cities of the Future’ for the School of the Built Environment.

2004-2001 – Electrofringe festival, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Participant in presenting film screenings and performing workshops with the festival.

2002 – Facilitator, ‘fibreculture internet culture list’ Australia. Developed membership for this discussion list serve devoted to high-quality internet theory and culture. Collaborated on Fibreculture publication of a ‘free’ magazine, and co-organized Brisbane, Australia conference. List membership increased from 100 to 700 in 2002.

2002 – Co author, ‘archimedia’ – ‘archifesto’ in the Sarai Reader, Dehli, India. Developed open networks manifesto.

2002 – Forum coordinator, Multimedia Arts Asia Pacific, (MAAP), with Geert Lovink. Created live streaming media connections between curators and artists in the Asia Pacific and the MAAP audience.

2001Guest editor, Living Architectures’ –  3 issues of Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press

Selected and published projects from Banff Center for Media Arts residency ‘Living Architecture.’

2000 – 2001 – Author, ‘Interview with Young-hae Chang’. Eyeline Magazine, Australia. ‘New Media: Brisbane Going Global’ Feature article on new media in Australian Eyeline Magazine, Brisbane, Australia.

2000– Guest editor, ‘Futures in Public Space’ Ylem Newsletter,‘Seeing, Hearing, Speaking, Working’ Ylem Newsletter.

1998 — Invited guest, Ars Electronic Center, new media exhibition of ‘InfoWars’ symposium and art festival.

1998-1995 –Contributing editor, Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Wrote and solicited digital reviews for Leonardo online.


Molly Hankwitz, films

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