Lindy Joubert is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Melbourne, Founding Director of the inaugural UNESCO Observatory 2006- and was a consultant at UNESCO Paris headquarters 2000-2003; Vice President World Craft Council Asia Pacific region 2012-; was Director of the Asia Pacific Confederation for Arts Education1992-2000. She led teams for Community Arts Development for VicHealth; the Australia Council; Children’s Cancer Centres and the Creative Arts Strategy for the new Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Lindy engaged in UNESCO Observatory capacity building projects using the arts, crafts, architecture in the Cook Islands; Papua New Guinea; Kenya, Africa; Finnish Lapland; Timor Leste and Indigenous Australia. She has had thirty five national and international exhibitions of paintings, six in New York City. She is Editor-in-Chief of the UNESCO Observatory bi-annual peer reviewed e-journal; series Editor-in-Chief of the UNESCO Observatory Global Village Reading Series; writes and presents research papers and her edited book “ Educating in the Arts – the Asian Experience, Twenty-four essays” has been published by Springer, 2008 and is currently preparing a sequel: ’Educating in the Crafts – the Global Experience’.