Dr Matt Harkness is an early-career designer, researcher, and academic based in Sydney, Australia. He specialises in object design from critical making, speculative, co-design, and more-than-human perspectives. Matt’s research draws on these to interrogate the ethics of making, specifically, wasteful, exclusive, and exploitative, maker practices. Through material experiments, his practice-based research includes waste plastic and bioplastic materials, ceramics, electronics, and repurposed objects. Matt has taught design courses at universities in Australia and Canada and exhibited design works nationally and internationally. He has shown work at the Australian Design Centre, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, the National Gallery of Victoria, Interiors Australia | Denfair, and Dubai Design Week. 
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