Associate Professor Ari Seligmann
Associate Professor Ari Seligmann (PhD) is a critic, historian and designer engaged in studies of contemporary architecture and urbanism, Japanese architecture, and relations between architecture and media.
He is currently Deputy Head of Department (Architecture) and History/Theory stream coordinator developing Monash Architecture’s integrated operative history program. His research examines Japanese architecture, architectural photography, and architectural education.
Current work explores roles for photography within the discursive construction of architecture. He is a regular contributor to the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand with a suite of studies of the historiography of Japanese architecture. His Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015, Developments and Dialogues (2016) is one of the first English language surveys of modern Japanese architecture produced in almost 30 years. He has published in prominent journals such as Architecture and Culture, Architectural Theory Review, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Journal of Architectural Education.