Luke Wood

Senior Lecturer in DesignLuke Wood

Graduate Research Coordinator
Fine Arts, Block 1, Room 106C


Research Interests

Luke's broader research interests and outcomes are motivated by a desire to interrogate the social, cultural, and political implications of design practices. His work moves between typography, publishing, music, writing, and pedagogy.

In 2020 Luke was co-editor, with Brad Haylock (RMIT), of 'One And Many Mirrors: Perspectives on Graphic Design Education' (Occasional Papers, London). In 2019/2020 Luke curated the touring exhibition 'A Short Run: A Selection of New Zealand Lathe Cut Records' (Objectspace, The Dowse Art Museum, CoCA). Since 2017 Luke has run Ilam Press Records, a speculative record label, and subsidiary of the Ilam Press; an in-house publishing workshop at the School of Fine Arts which Luke runs in collaboration with colleague Aaron Beehre.

From 2011–2016 Luke Wood, in collaboration with Stuart Geddes (Melbourne), edited, designed, printed, and published the award winning publication 'Head Full of Snakes'. From 2006–2012 Luke Wood, in collaboration with Jonty Valentine (Auckland, NZ) edited and produced 'The National Grid'; an award winning NZ-based graphic design journal which was distributed internationally and received significant funding from Creative New Zealand.