selected writings by Mick Douglas

Mick Douglas & Sam Trubridge, ‘Current Practices‘, Performance Research (‘On / At Sea’ issue), vol 21: issue 2, 2016, pp96-107.

Mick Douglas, James Oliver, Beth Weinstein ‘Shuttling’, JAR 9, 2015 (Journal of Artistic Research),

Mick Douglas, ‘Carriage notes’, Performance Research (‘On Rupture’ issue edited by Peter Eckersall and Helena Grehan), vol 16: issue 6, 2014, pp46-53.

Mick Douglas & Rochus Urban Hinkel, ‘Atmospheres and occasions of informal urban practice’, Architectural Theory Review, Vol. 16, issue 3, 2011, p259-277.

Mick Douglas, ‘Actively social’, in Dodd, M. et al (ed’s.) Live Projects: designing with people, Melbourne: RMIT University Press, 2011.

Mick Douglas, ‘Situating social contingency: mobility and socially-engaged public art’, in Hinkel, Rochus (ed), Urban Interior: informal explorations, interventions and occupations, Baunach Germany: Spurbuchverlag, 2011, pp. 45-62.

Mick Douglas, ‘Tracing Tramjatra: Toward a Participatory Aesthetic Politics’, in Narayan Bandyopadhyay, Debasish & Browne, Paul (eds) Landscape, Place and Culture: Linkages between Australia and India, Delhi: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011, pp. 176-197.


tramjatra: imagining Melbourne & Kolkata by tramways, edited by Mick Douglas, Delhi: Yoda Press and Melbourne: RMIT University Press, 2005. Essays by Suzie Attiwill, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Soumitra Das, Mick Douglas, Gayatri Spivak, Catherine Murphy, Fazal Rizvi and Bruce C. Wearne.  304pp colour, soft cover, 120 x 160mm. AUD$30 ISBN 0 86459 364 3    View Sample    Purchase

“sets out to map … the collective consciousness of tram users and workers, the system’s reflection of the life and image of the city, and hence the actual thought and art it fosters”.  Sukanta Chaudhuri, book review of ‘tramjatra’ Biblio: A Review of Books Vol. XI NOS. 5 & 6, May- June 2006, (Delhi based journal)

“exhilarating”  Fiona Capp, ‘tramjatra review’ The Age, Saturday 29 April 2006, p25.

Mick Douglas, ‘Forward’, in Mick Douglas (ed) tramjatra: imagining Melbourne & Kolkata by tramways, Delhi: Yoda Press and Melbourne: RMIT University Press, 2005: p2-11.

Invention Intervention, edited by Mick Douglas, Melbourne: RMIT University Press, 2004. (View introduction)

Mick Douglas, ‘Invention Intervention’, in Mick Douglas (ed) Invention Intervention, Melbourne: RMIT University Press, 2004: p5-13.

Mick Douglas, ‘Other Ways With Wheels’, Thinking on Two Wheels Cycling Conference proceedings 2007, University of South Australia.

Mick Douglas, ‘Forward’, in Mick Douglas (ed) tramjatra: imagining Melbourne & Kolkata by tramways, Delhi: Yoda Press and Melbourne: RMIT University Press, 2005: p2-11.

Mick Douglas, ‘Imagining transports of sustainability’, International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 1, 2003, article HC03-0104-2003.

Mick Douglas, ‘Tracking a tram-way of knowing: Poetic search & speculative design’, Design plus Research: Proceedings of the Politechnico di Milano Conference May 1 –20 2000, Eds. S. Pizzocaro, A. Arruda, D. De Moraes, Politechnico di Milano, p. 139-145.

Mick Douglas, ‘Performance Code for a Tracking Vehicle’, Dialogue No. 12 ‘Civic’, August 1999, p. 100-103.



‘Like a thump on the head’ – review of Lucy Orta Melbourne residency RealTime 49 June/July 2002, p 23.

‘The Museum of Modern Oddities is Open’ introduction in Katy Bowman & Neil Thomas The Museum of Modern Oddities, Axolyte Press, Melbourne 2001.

‘Manufacturing Freedom & The Return to Nature’, Transition 44/45 1994, p144 -149.

‘The Product of Music’, The Interior, Vol 1, No 3, 1992.

‘Get the Picture’ catalogue text for exhibition ‘Infotainment’, Brett Jones & Sarah Stubbs, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 1995.



Fiona Wilkie, ‘site-specific performance and the mobility turn’, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 22, No. 2 (May 2012), pp203-212.

Stephen Muecke, “Momentum” in Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice, Edited by Nicole Anderson & Katrina Schlunke, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp 287-295.

Marie Sierra, “Public Transport and Pedalling as Public Art: The Work of Mick Douglas” Thinking the Future: Art, Design and Creativity: ACUADS 2006 Conference

Suzie Attiwill, ‘Ride-On-Dinner’, Artichoke 27, 2009, p66-67.