Photography of Morimura Yasumasa's installation in the window of the Hugo Boss store in Aoyama, Tokyo, on the occasion of the Exhibition 'An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo', 2001. Photo by Vera Mackie.
The Institute for Social Transformation Research (ISTR) brings together scholars who are at the cutting edge of creative and community‐engaged research in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, with a shared focus on understanding the impact of social change and cultural transformation in our region and across the globe.
Broadly speaking ISTR research approaches social transformation from three interrelated perspectives:
1. Concepts, theories and models of social transformation
2. Documentation of social transformation
3. Creative responses to social transformation