The Abstract

Another proud achievement by a member of the PTID family – Emma Sow Jan Loo, after graduating with top honours from Monash last year has joined PTID as a full time designer. Emma won the Sir John Monash Medal: MADA Faculty, which is awarded annually to recognise extraordinary academic achievement to a final year undergraduate degree student for: an outstanding academic record, and demonstrating a significant commitment, while at Monash University, to advancing the University's goals of social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment.

Emma was also an integral member of the design team that produced THE ABSTRACT, an ambitious interior architecture exhibition project exploring unorthodox spatial realms of reading rooms. Designed by Monash University Interior graduates in collaboration with Matthew Bird of Studiobird, the exhibition reinvents the tradition of a reading room environment within a gallery context to promote prestigious academic journals with the aim to engage early career academics to the realties and benefits of publishing.

The Abstract was designed by Emma Loo, Jasmine Rachim, Eliza Monti, Ellen Hodson, Amanda Blazey, in collaboration with Sabio Evans (Costumes), Deanne Butterworth (Choreography), Gene Bawden (Typography), Matthew Bird (Studiobird).

Jade Nettleton