Associate Professor Ari Seligmann

Associate Professor Ari Seligmann

Associate Professor Ari Seligmann

Associate Dean of Education

Department of Architecture

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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.

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Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN)

Monash partnering to develop policy strategies for decarbonising the buildings sector in India and Southeast Asia.

Japanese Architecture & Urbanism

Projects built on experiences working and researching in Japan.

Graduate research opportunities

Architectural media, representations and photography

We have a group of academics within MADA who are investigating roles for photography in shaping how we understand the built environment and are seeking PhD candidates interested in pursuing related topics. There is broad scope for PhD research in this area which can be defined in dialogue with supervisors.

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