Leong Chan

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Leong Chan teaches design studies in the Faculty of Art & Design. His research focuses on design and national experience, design history, visualizing HIV/AIDS, and the visual cultures of East Asia.

Australian Socio-Graphic AIDS Project (AGAP).  Chan and Dr Raymond Donovan, National Centre in HIV Social Research at UNSW, are the directors and chief investigators of the Australian Socio-Graphic AIDS Project (AGAP). Funded by the Australian Research Council, AGAP documents the trajectories of HIV/AIDS through material and visual cultures, public health campaigns and socio-graphic representations of the epidemic in Australia.

Southeast Asian Socio-Graphic AIDS Project (SEAGAP).  Chan and Dr Raymond Donovan, National Centre in HIV Social Research at UNSW, are the directors and chief investigators of the Southeast Asian Socio-Graphic AIDS Project (SEAGAP). The project documents the trajectories of HIV/AIDS through material and visual cultures, public health campaigns and socio-graphic representations of the epidemic in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Design Asia Project (DAP). A cultural history of iconography, materiality and national experience in East Asia.

Conference Presentations
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Chan LK, 2016, 'Yoshitoshi: Master of Design and Imagination', presented at Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 21 September 2016 - 28 September 2016
2016
Journal articles
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Chan L; Briglia F; Clarkson C; Krishnan UK, 2016, 'O-09 (09:57 to 10:09): Treatment Outcomes for Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children With Esophageal Atresia', Diseases of the Esophagus, vol. 29, pp. 287 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/dote/29.3.287b
2016
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2014, 'Safer Sex Messages: Australian HIV/AIDS campaigns 1985-2014', HIV Australia, vol. 12, pp. 8 - 11
2014
Chan LK, 2011, 'Visualizing Multi-Racialism in Singapore: Graphic Design as a Tool for Ideology and Policy in Nation Building', Design Issues, vol. 27, pp. 63 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/DESI_a_00058
2011
Chan LK, 2008, 'Exhibition Review: Chinglish', Taasa Review, vol. v17(1), pp. 18 - 18
2008
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2003, 'User-centred Design and the Graphic Representation of HIV/AIDS in Public Health Campaigns.', 6th Asian Design International Conference, vol. 1
2003
Chan LK, 2003, 'Visualising Local Identities: Post-war Graphic Design in Singapore.', 6th Asian Design International Conference, vol. 1
2003
Book Chapters
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Chan LK, 2015, 'Visualizing Multi-Racialism in Singapore: Graphic Design as a Tool for Ideology and Policy in Nation Building', in Triggs T; Atzmon L (ed.), The Graphic Design Reader, Bloomsbury Academic, London
2015
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2008, 'The 'Social' and 'Cultural' in Graphic Design: Case Studies from Design Postgraduate Research.', in Sustaining Culture through Design Education. DesignEd Asia07 Conference Proceedings., edn. First, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, pp. 92 - 102
2008
Chan LK, 2008, 'Envisioning National Identity: Graphic Design and Nation-building in Singapore.', in Fujita H (ed.), Another Name for Design. Words for Creation. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Design History and Design Studies., edn. Original, Osaka University Communication-Design Centre, Osaka, Japan, pp. 366 - 369
2008
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2008, 'Socio-Graphic Narratives of Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns.', in Fujita H (ed.), Another Name for Design. Words for Creation. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Design History and Design Studies., edn. Original, Osaka University Communication-Design Centre, Osaka, Japan, pp. 370 - 373
2008
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2005, 'South-East Asian HIV/AIDS: Dangerous Bodies and Public Moralities', in Follér M-L; Thörn H (ed.), No Name Fever: AIDS in the Age of Globalization, edn. First, Studentlitteratur, Lund, Sweden, pp. 117 - 146
2005
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2004, 'Graphics/Messages/Texts: Cultural Productions of HIV/AIDS Knowledges.', in Manfredi R (ed.), AIDS: Social and Economic Issues., edn. Original, Medimond SRL, Bologna, Italy, pp. 123 - 127
2004
Chan LK, 2003, 'The Iconography of Belonging: (Re)presenting Identity in Singapore.', in Nagel H (ed.), Future work 2: Intercultural Design., edn. Original, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg., Dornbirn, Austria, pp. 41 - 48
2003
Chan LK, 2003, 'Die Problemstellung war: 15 bis 25-jahrige Jugendliche haben ungeschutzten Sex-ohne Kondom.', in Nagel H (ed.), Future work 2: Intercultural Design., edn. Original, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg., Dornbirn, Austria, pp. 135 - 143
2003
Curatorial Outputs
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Chan LK; Donovan R, 2014, Safer Sex Messages: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2014, exhibited at: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, 20 July 2014 - 25 July 2014, Safer Sex Messages: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2014, http://www.aids2014.org/
2014
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2007, Playing Safe: HIV/AIDS in East and Southeast Asia., exhibited at: Centre of Experimentation for Youths, Macau; Macau, 26 November 2007 - 02 December 2007, Playing Safe: HIV/AIDS in East and Southeast Asia.
2007
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2007, Positive Sex: Twenty-one years of HIV/AIDS Campaign Graphics, New South Wales, 1984-2004., exhibited at: , Positive Sex: Twenty-one years of HIV/AIDS Campaign Graphics, New South Wales, 1984-2004
2007
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2006, Positive Living: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2004, exhibited at: Kowlooon, Desire and Images: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2004
2006
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2004, XVth International Aids Conference, exhibited at: Bangkok, Thailand, 11 July 2004 - 16 July 2004, XVth International Aids Conference
2004
Conference Papers
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Chan LK, 2012, 'Imitation, materiality and the making of ‘pleasurable things’ during Ming and Qing China', in Imitation, materiality and the making of ‘pleasurable things’ during Ming and Qing China, Making: An International Conference on Materiality and Knowledge, Notodden, Norway, presented at Making: An International Conference on Materiality and Knowledge, Notodden, Norway, 24 September 2012 - 27 September 2012, http://making.nordfo.org/program-posts/program
2012
Chan LK, 2011, 'The printed image and nation building in the Republic of Singapore.', in IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints, Monash University Publishing, Monash University, Melbounre, presented at IMPACT7: Intersections & Counterpoints, Monash University, Caulfield VIC 3145, 27 September 2011 - 30 September 2011, http://www.artandeducation.net/announcement/impact-7-intersections-counterpoints-2/
2011
Chan LK, 2010, 'Experience China: Yue Hwa department store and the crafts of China.', in Design and craft: A history of convergences and divergences, Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, Brussels, pp. 108 - 113, presented at Design and craft: A history of convergences and divergences. 7th International Committee of Design History and Design Studies, Brussels, 20 September 2010 - 22 September 2010
2010
Chan LK, 2009, 'Envisioning Chinese Identity and Managing Multiracialism in Singapore.', in IASDR 2009 Proceedings: Design Rigor and Relevance (CD), Korean Society of Design Science, Seoul, Korea, presented at International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009: Design Rigor and Relevance., Seoul, Korea, 18 October 2009 - 22 October 2009
2009
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2009, 'Designing the Other: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns and Asian Gay Men.', in IASDR 2009 Proceedings: Design Rigor and Relevance (CD), Korean Society of Design Science, Seoul, Korea, presented at International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009: Design Rigor and Relevance., Seoul, Korea, 18 October 2009 - 22 October 2009
2009
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2008, 'Identity and Graphic Representation of the Gay Asian Male in Australia.', in Hewitt N; Kuehn J (ed.), Diaspora: Cultural Transfer., Diaspora: Cultural Transfer, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, pp. 11 - 11, presented at Diaspora: Cultural Transfer, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 11 December 2008 - 13 December 2008
2008
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2007, 'The ¿Social¿ and ¿Cultural¿ in Graphic Design: Case Studies from Design Postgraduate Research.', in Sustaining Culture through Design Education. DesignEd Asia07 Conference Proceedings., Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, pp. 1 - 13, presented at Sustaining Culture through Design Education. DesignEd Asia 07, Hong Kong Covention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 10 December 2007 - 11 December 2007
2007
Chan LK; Parker WA, 2007, 'Modelling Good Practice in Research Training for Design Postgraduate Students.', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
2007
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2007, 'Representations and Responsibilities: Early HIV/AIDS Discourses.', in National Centre in HIV Social Research (ed.), Responsibility, Blame and Cultures of Care. The Consortium for Social and Policy Research on HIV, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases, Responsibility, Blame and Cultures of Care. The Consortium for Social and Policy Research on HIV, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases, Dockside Cockle Bay, Sydney, presented at Responsibility, Blame and Cultures of Care. The Consortium for Social and Policy Research on HIV, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases, Dockside Cockle Bay, Sydney, 07 August 2007 - 10 August 2007
2007
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2007, 'Designing internet HIV/AIDS strategies for youth.', in Waves of Change, Waves of Hope: 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Waves of Change, Waves of Hope: 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 62 - 62, presented at Waves of Change, Waves of Hope: 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19 August 2007 - 23 August 2007
2007
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2007, 'Iconography and Stigma: Graphic Strategies of HIV/AIDS Campaigns Which Target Men Who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Hong Kong.', in Emerging Trends in Design Research. IASDR 07 Proceedings, International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR07), Hong Kong, presented at International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR07), Hong Kong, 12 November 2007 - 15 November 2007
2007
Chan LK, 2006, 'Graphic Design and the Corporate Management of Nation-building in Singapore, 1965-1985', in Korvenmaa P; Bellro P (ed.), Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, University of Art and Design Hilsinki, Finland and Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 18 - 18, presented at Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, University of Art and Design Hilsinki, Finland and Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 23 August 2006 - 25 August 2006
2006
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2006, 'Graphic Design and HIV/AIDS: Cultural Production of Epidemic Knowledge in Australia', in Korvenmaa P; Bellro P (ed.), Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, University of Art and Design Hilsinki, Finland and Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 1 - 15, presented at Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, University of Art and Design Hilsinki, Finland and Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 23 August 2006 - 25 August 2006
2006
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2006, 'Design and Knowledge Production: Visual Representation of an Epidemic.', in Rijk TD; Drukker JW (ed.), Design and Evolution. Design History Society Annual Conference 2006, Design and Evolution. Design History Society Annual Conference 2006, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 1 - 15, presented at Design and Evolution. Design History Society Annual Conference 2006, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 31 August 2006 - 02 September 2006
2006
Chan LK, 2006, 'Envisioning Asian Values: Graphic Design and Nation-Building in Singapore.', in Rijk TD; Drukker JW (ed.), Design and Evolution. Design History Society Annual Conference 2006, Design and Evolution. Design History Society Annual Conference 2006, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 15 - 15, presented at Design and Evolution. Design History Society Annual Conference 2006, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 31 August 2006 - 02 September 2006
2006
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2005, 'Materiality and Visibility: Australian Socio-Graphic HIV/AIDS Designs 1983-2003.', in Poggenpohl S (ed.), 2byTwo: growing a Community of Design Practice / Preparing for the Future of Knowledge Presentation Conference, 2byTwo: growing a Community of Design Practice / Preparing for the Future of Knowledge Presentation Conference, Chicago Illinois USA, presented at 2byTwo: growing a Community of Design Practice / Preparing for the Future of Knowledge Presentation Conference, Chicago Illinois USA
2005
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2005, 'Designing Multicultural HIV/AIDS Campaigns: Australian Case Studies.', in 7th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, 7th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Kobe, Japan, presented at 7th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Kobe, Japan, 01 July 2005 - 05 July 2005
2005
Chan LK, 2005, 'Representing Chineseness: The Graphic Construction of Culture, Place and Race in Singapore.', in Bhagat D (ed.), Locating Design: The Design History Society Annual Conference, Locating Design: The Design History Society Annual Conference, London Metropolitan University, pp. unpaginated, presented at Locating Design: The Design History Society Annual Conference, London Metropolitan University, 07 September 2005 - 09 September 2005
2005
Chan LK, 2005, 'Visualising multi-racialism in Singapore: Graphic design as a tool for ideology and policy in nation building.', in Triggs T (ed.), New views: Repositioning graphic design history, New views: Repositioning graphic design history, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, pp. 18 - 18, presented at New views: Repositioning graphic design history, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, 27 September 2005 - 29 September 2005
2005
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2005, 'Tempting Browsers: Designing Multimodal HIV/AIDS Strategies', in 2005 IDC: New Design Paradigms - International Design Congress - IASDR 2005, IDC: New Design Paradigms - International Design Congress - IASDR 2005 2005, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, presented at IDC: New Design Paradigms - International Design Congress - IASDR 2005 2005, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 01 November 2005 - 04 November 2005
2005
Bennett RP; Chan LK; Polaine AJ, 2004, 'The Future has already happened: Dispelling some Myths of Online Education', in ACUADS 2004 Conference Canberra. Art and Design Update : new policies - new opportunities, ACUADS 2004 Conference Canberra. Art and Design Update : new policies - new opportunities, Australian National University, School of Art / University of Canberra, Faculty of Design / Canberra, presented at ACUADS 2004 Conference Canberra. Art and Design Update : new policies - new opportunities, Australian National University, School of Art / University of Canberra, Faculty of Design / Canberra, 23 September 2004 - 25 September 2004
2004
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2004, 'Interpreting Graphic Design: Cultural Imagineries and Social Production', in Design Research Society International Conference 2004 FutureGround, Design Research Society`s International Conference, 2004: Futureground, Faculty of Arts and Design, Monash University, Australia, presented at Design Research Society`s International Conference, 2004: Futureground, Faculty of Arts and Design, Monash University, Australia, 17 November 2004 - 21 November 2004
2004
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2003, 'Expose the Myth: Visual Ambiguity and the Design of HIV/AIDS Campaign Messages', in 6th Asian Design International Conference, 6th Asian Design International Conference, Tsukuba International Congress Centre, Tsukuba, Japan, presented at 6th Asian Design International Conference, Tsukuba International Congress Centre, Tsukuba, Japan, 14 October 2003 - 17 October 2003
2003
Chan LK; Donovan R, 1997, 'Graphic Australian AIDS : Metaphors, Symbolisms and Narrations', in AIDS IMPACT Biopsychosocial Aspetcs of HIV Infection, 3rd international Conference, AIDS IMPACT Biopsychosocial Aspetcs of HIV Infection, 3rd international Conference, Melbourne, pp. . - ., presented at AIDS IMPACT Biopsychosocial Aspetcs of HIV Infection, 3rd international Conference, Melbourne, 22 June 1997 - 25 June 1997
1997
Chan LK; Donovan R, 1997, 'Shadows and silhouettes: Recent South-East Asian HIV/AIDS campaigns', in Re:activate. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activisms, Re:activate. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activisms, Sydney, pp. . - ., presented at Re:activate. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activisms, Sydney, 14 November 1997 - 15 November 1997
1997
Theses / Dissertations
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Martin JH, 2012, The code is not coloured: blackboxing colour, light, graphic arts and modernity, http://primoa.library.unsw.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/tiles/lrs/unsworks/datastream.jsp?pid=UNSWorks11037
2012
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Chan LK; Donovan R, (ed.), 2009, 'The social life of posters: Reading and writing HIV/AIDS visually', University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England., presented at Writing Design. Object: Process: Discourse: Translation. The 2009 Annual Design History Society Conference., University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England., 03 September 2009 - 05 September 2009
2009
Chan LK, (ed.), 2009, '', University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England., presented at Writing Design. Object: Process: Discourse: Translation. The 2009 Annual Design History Society Conference., University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England., 03 September 2009 - 05 September 2009
2009
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Donovan R; Chan LK, 2007, Positive Living II: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2004, Desire and Images: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2004
2007
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2005, Love Gloves: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2004, Love Gloves: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2004, Kobe Convention Centre; Kobe, Japan, 01 July 2005 - 05 July 2005
2005
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2004, Condom Cultures 2: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns, The Second Decade 1995-2004., Condom Cultures: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns, The 2nd Decade 1995-2004., Powerhouse Museum; Sydney, 18 May 2004 - 21 May 2004
2004
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2000, Visualising AIDS: Images in Art and Design.
2000
Creative Written Works
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Donovan R; Chan LK, 2007, Rubba Me: New South Wales HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1984-2004., Rubba Me: New South Wales HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1984-2004., Donovan R; Chan LK, (ed.), UNSW
2007
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2007, Playing Safe: HIV/AIDS in East and Southeast Asia., Playing Safe: HIV/AIDS in East and Southeast Asia., Donovan R; Chan LK, (ed.), UNSW and AIDS Prevention and Control Commission, Health Bureau, Macau
2007
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2007, xingzai anquan: dongnanya zi dongya aizibing xuanchuan zhanlan, Playing Safe: HIV/AIDS in East and Southeast Asia., Donovan R; Chan LK, (ed.), UNSW and AIDS Prevention and Control Commission, Health Bureau, Macau
2007
Donovan R; Chan LK, 2006, Desire and Images: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2004, Desire and Images: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-2004, Donovan R; Chan L, (ed.), Red Ribbon Centre, UNAIDS Collaborating Centre
2006
Chan LK; Donovan R, 2002, One Risk, Diverse Responses: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-1999, One Risk, Diverse Responses: Australian HIV/AIDS Campaigns 1985-1999, Donovan R; Chan LK, (ed.), The University of New South Wales
2002
Books
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Chan LK; Donovan R, 2001, HIV/AIDS Imagineries: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Original, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney
2001
Graphic design and HIV/AIDS intervention in Australia and Hong Kong. Graphic design and national identity. East Asian graphic design.