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Seminar: Ruth Morrow

Seminar: Ruth Morrow

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022 17:30–18:30
Online via Zoom

Farrell Centre Architecture Hub, Towards Another Architecture

Ruth Morrow is Professor of Biological Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and acts as Co-Head of School X (from Sept 2021). Prior to joining Newcastle University she was Professor of Architecture at Queen's University Belfast (2009-2019) and Ulster University, Belfast (2003-2009).

Her research, which is a combination of practice-based research and writing, encompasses both the material, the social and the ecological. It is driven by an inclusive, feminist ethos and uses tactics of creativity, collaboration and critical reflection. She has extensive experience in developing material ideas from concept through to commercialisation, resulting in international funding, design awards, exhibitions and citations. In her role at the Hub of Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE), Ruth and is currently involved in supporting the development of large scale physical prototypes for the OME, through collaborations with other researchers, industry and end-users.

Ruth is also recognised as an innovative design teacher, winning awards for teaching excellence across her career. She writes on and teaches through live projects in project-based teaching with clients external to the university. She has designed and led several courses of architecture at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is an experienced external examiner and external consultant to architecture courses in the UK, Ireland and Internationally.

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences