APL Deputy Director of Research
I welcome inquiries from students who are interested in pursuing doctoral study by creative practice or by written thesis on topics related to the fields of architectural history and theory, visual culture, or design pedagogy.
Aikaterini Antonopoulou, 'From Digital Creations of Space to Analogous Experiences of Places'.
Sophia Banou, 'The Kinematography of a City'.
Lily Ford, 'Keeping an Eye on the View: Aerial Images and Their Makers' (London Consortium).
Fiona Hanley, 'Writing Languages of Inquiry' (University of Edinburgh).
Stavros Melissinopoulos, 'Architectural Pedagogy at the Extremes' (University of Edinburgh).
Catalina Mejia Moreno, 'Encounters with the Building: The Role of Experience in Architectural Criticism'.
Matt Ozga-Lawn, 'Revealing Design: A Dialogic Approach Through Exhibition Methodology'.
Tijana Stevanovic, 'Spatial Improvisations in New Belgrade'.
Yue Zhuang, 'Et in Arcadia Ego: Landscape Theory and the Funereal Imagination in Eighteenth-Century Britain' (University of Edinburgh)
Ching-Pin Tseng, 'Redrawing Taiwanese Identities After Martial Law: Text, Space and Hybridity in the Post-Colonial Condition' (University of Edinburgh).
Selected international visiting positions:
Visiting Professor, Tianjin University, China, 2011 – present.
Guest critic, 5th Doctoral Peer Review Colloquium, TU Delft, Holland, April 2010.
Guest critic, Doctoral Seminar, McGill University, Montreal, Feb 2010.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Cooper Union, New York, USA, Feb 2010.
Visiting critic, School of Architecture of the Arts Institute of Chicago (SAAIC), USA, Feb 2010.
Visiting professor (MSc in Design Research), University of Michigan, USA, Feb 2010.
Visiting lecturer and critic, University of Queensland, Australia, August 2007.
Visiting critic, University of Pretoria, South Africa, November 2006.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, April 2005.
Visiting lecturer and critic, UdK Summer Academy / Programme for Urban Processes, Berlin, July – August 2002.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, April 2002.
Visiting Scholar, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, April – August, 2000.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, May 2000.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, May 1999.
Gilmour Visiting Lectureship in Architectural Theory, University of Calgary, Canada, September 1998.
Selected invited lectures and seminars:
'Western Orientals? The Theme of the "Tartar" in Elizabethan Discourses on Ireland', Entangled Landscapes: Re-thinking the Landscape Exchange between China and Europe in the 16th-18th Centuries, University of Zurich, 10-12 May 2013.
'Representation and Inquiry', Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, 6 May 2013.
'Figures of Thought', China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, 5 March 2013.
‘Clouds of Architecture’, University of Michigan, USA, 12 February 2010 (public lecture, available at: vimeo.com/17819101).
'Warszawa: Projects for the Post-Socialist City', University of Michigan, USA, 10 February 2010.
‘Tracking the City: Approaches to Warsaw’, Urban Change in Eastern and Central Europe: Social, Cultural and Architectural Transformations, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 12 December 2008.
‘Metis: 4 Projects’, CITUR2008, 2nd International Forum – City, Territory and Urbanism, Santiago de Compostella, Spain, 3-5 December 2008 (plenary).
‘Euphoria and Vertigo Beside the Thames: Two Aerial Views’, Eyes Over London: Reimagining the Metropolis in the Age of Aerial Vision, University of Westminster/Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 15 November 2008 (keynote).
‘Vertigo and Transparency’, The Aerial View, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 13 October 2008.
‘The London Eye: Aeriality, Spectacle and the “Exhibitionary Complex”’, Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw, 30 May 2008.
‘Stealth, Monstrosity, and the Grotesque’, Department of Critical and Historical Studies lecture series: Fantasy and the Grotesque, Royal College of Art, London, 31 January, 2008.
‘Diagrams, Miniatures and the Aerial View’, University of Chicago Center in Paris, 8 December, 2007.
‘Google Earth: Beyond the Picturesque’, The Picturesque and Beyond: Landscape and Modernity, Gent Urban Studies Team/SMAK, Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium, 30 November, 2007.
‘Google Earth: Terrestrial Mediatization’, Media Architecture, Central Saint Martins Innovation, London, 12 September, 2007 (plenary).
‘Clouds of Architecture’, Radical Philosophy Biennial Conference: Materials and Materialisms, Birkbeck College, University of London, 12 May 2007.
‘The Wheel and the Dome’, Alice B Kaplan Humanities Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, 6 May, 2005.
‘Of Skulls and Stealth: the Image of the New Military Technology’, Department of German, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, 5 May, 2005
‘How the World Sees London’, The Clark Art Institute Annual Conference: Architecture Between Spectacle and Use, Williamstown, USA, 29 April 2005 (plenary).
‘Working through Representations’ (3 seminars), Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence, USA, 20-22 April, 2005.
‘Metis: Recent Work’, Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence, USA, 22 April, 2005.
‘Landscapes and Politics’, École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, Versailles, France, 10 February, 2004.
‘Paysage urbain et changement des regards: le cas de la photographie aérienne’, Séminaire paysage urbain: genèse, représentations, enjeux contemporains, CNRS, Paris, France, 6 February 2004.
Honorary committee positions:
International scientific committee, Les carnets du paysage.
Scientific committee, Modi Operandi (book series, TU Delft).
International advisory board, Architectural Theory Review.
International advisory board, SARCHA (School of Architecture for All, Athens).
Advisory Board, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh.
Steering group, 2010-11 Andrew W Mellon Foundation John E Sawyer Seminar: 'Embodied Values: Bringing the Senses Back to the Environment', IASH.
Editorial committee, Edinburgh Architecture Research.
Management Group, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 2008-2010.
Member of first Steering Group, Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA), 2003-2008.
Royal Institute of British Architects Education Awards Dissertation Judging Panel, 2004.
Metis – selected invited exhibitions etc:
Finalist, Cultural Centre competition, Northwich (2009):
Special invitation to exhibit, Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, 9 June-17 August, 2008.
'Northroom' (multimedia installation, with Victoria Clare Bernie) exhibited by invitation in The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, 17 May-1 June, 2007; Il Palaggio di Parte Guelfa, Florence, 12-25 March, 2007; The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 1 December 2006-4 March, 2007.
Scottish Executive and Lighthouse commission for Venice Architecture Biennale, 2006.
One of 25 European architecture practices competitively selected by a committee led by Claude Parent for inclusion in the book Emergence 4: Transmutations - European Architecture, 2006.
'Laputa' (installation), commissioned and exhibited by The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 12 August-2 October, 2005.
'The Parachute Pavilion' (project), exhibited in the Van Alen Institute, New York, 2005
'Metis: Urban Cartographies' (retrospective exhibition), Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, Matthew Architecture Gallery, University of Edinburgh, 7 August-10 October, 2003.
'Metis: Urban Cartographies' (retrospective exhibition), BEB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 16-26 April, 2002.
'Mimetic Urbanism' (project), exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia: 7a. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, 18 June-29 October, 2000.
Britannia Basin housing (project), Cube Gallery, Manchester, 9 April-28 May, 1999
Latitude and Longitude Resolved (installation), Pitshanger Manor, London, 12 June- 24 July, 1998.
Commission by BBC of a series of programmes for Radio 3's 'The Essay', based on my paper ‘Clouds of Architecture’, published in Radical Philosophy 144. Programmes 1 and 5 were authored and read by Mark Dorrian; programmes 2, 3 and 4 authored and read by Steve Connor, Esther Leslie and Robert Harbison. Broadcast between 23-27 February 2009.
Manuscript reviewing for publishers:TU Delft (2011), University of Chicago Press (2008), Ashgate (2007, 2008), Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne (2007), Taylor and Francis / Routledge (2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010).
Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) nomination for excellence in teaching, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
British Academy/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique: Joint Project Grant, 2006-2008 (The Aerial View: Spatial Knowledges and Spatial Practices).
Scottish Executive/Lighthouse (Glasgow): Biennale Award, 2006.
Arts and Humanities Research Board: Research Leave Award, 2004-2005 (The Cultures of Aberrant Form: Monstrosity, Vision and Language).
Scottish Policy on Architecture: National Programme Innovation Award, 2004 (Six Cities: Narrative, Mediatisation and Performativity).
Graham Foundation (Chicago): Production Grant, 2002 (Landscapes and Politics).
Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal): Visiting Scholarship, 2000 (Baroque Deformation).