Lorena R. Bañares

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School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Professional Communication
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi
Email: lorena.banares@rmit.edu.vn
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1453-9106

Lorena taught courses in communication both in the Philippines and in Cambodia. Before coming to Viietnam, she served as Associate Dean at Pannasastra University of Cambodia and taught master’s and undergraduate communication courses. She also taught communication courses at University of Sto. Tomas-Legazpi, Philippines.

  • Doctor of Communication, University of the Philippines, Open University
  • Master of Development Communication 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Advertising

  • Communication Theories
  • Advertising
  • Art Direction

  • Postqualitative Inquiry 
  • Arts-based research 
  • New Materialist Approaches 

Her works are anchored on Posthuman paradigm using philosophical and art concepts as experimental methods of her studies. She is interested on the intersectionality of arts, communication and research-creation.


  • 2023: Weaving Rhizomes: Disruptions, Imbrications, and Welding of Assemblages in Photography-Research Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research Forthcoming-July, 2023 
  • 2022: Diffracted Photography: A Luminous Entanglement The Posthumanism Journal 
  • 2022: Diffracted Vision Foreign Objekt, Posthuman Lab


  • 2022: Rhizomatic Becomings: Diffracted Vision Posthuman Terrains Exhibition Posthuman Art Network, Foreign Objekt
  • 2021: Weaving Rhizomes: Becomings in between Photography Practices and the Doing of Inquiry Fifth Deleuze and Guattari International Conference, New Delhi, India

Visual Exhibition:

  • 2022: XENOVERSE Exibition New Art City, Posthuman Art Network, Foreign Objekt

  • Supervised undergraduate and master’s thesis

  • Coordinated with various communication and marketing agencies to integrate industry practice in teaching and learning

  • Assistant Professor: University of Sto. Tomas, Legazpi, Philippines
  • Associate Dean and Professor: Pannasastra University of Cambodia
  • Communication Specialist: Parliamentary Centre of Asia, Cambodia