Professor Mel Dodd

Professor Mel Dodd

Professor Mel Dodd

Head of Department (Architecture)

Department of Architecture

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Mel Dodd is an architect and academic.

Educated at University of Cambridge and with a PhD By Practice from RMIT University (2011), she has lead architecture programs at a range of institutions since 1999, including London Metropolitan University in London, RMIT University in Melbourne, and most recently at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London - where in her role as Associate Dean she explores innovative partnerships between the university, external agencies and communities.

Mel has been a collaborator with muf architecture/art and was a contributory author to the practice publication ‘This is What We Do: A Muf Manual:’ (Ellipsis 2002), is responsible for innovative projects in the public realm in both London and Melbourne, working with local government on social policy initiatives for public space, including Shared Ground for Southwark Council (1997-2001).

Her pedagogical practice focuses on the relationship between academia and practice, specifically within contested urban regeneration contexts. This is explored in her book ‘Live Projects: Designing with People’ (RMIT Press, 2012) and more recent forthcoming publication ‘Spatial Practices: Modes of Action and Engagement with the City (Routledge 2019).

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Future Healthcare

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Let’s Go Outside: Art in Public

An examination of creative practices in the public realm.

RetroFit Kit

This project aims to increase the volume and supply of dignified and inclusive homes for people with disability through design-enabled strategies.