Annual Design Research Conference

Annual Design Research Conference

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A conference devoted to design research in built environment fields; architecture, landscape, interior, and urban design.

The Annual Design Research Conference for 2018 (ADR18) is devoted to design research in built environment fields (architecture, landscape, interior, and urban design), it will consist of plenary sessions and a curated exhibition for design works.

ADR18 will be held at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning in association with the Tin Sheds Gallery on 27-28 September 2018. ADR19 will be held at Monash University, and subsequent years at various partnering universities.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Momoyo Kaijima
Atelier Bow-Wow and ETH, Zurich

Professor Momoyo Kaijima graduated from the Faculty of Domestic Science at Japan Women’s University in 1991. She founded Atelier Bow-Wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto in 1992. From 2017 she has served as a Professor of Architectural Behaviorology at ETH in Zurich.  Momoyo has taught as a visiting professor at the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD (2003, 2016), guest professor at ETH Zurich (2005-07), the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2011-12), Rice University (2014-15), Delft University of Technology (2015-16), and Columbia University (2017). While engaging in design projects for houses, public buildings and station plazas, she has conducted numerous investigations of the city through architecture such as Made in Tokyo (2001) and Pet Architecture (2002).

Emeritus Professor Leon van Schaik AO
School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT
Paper: In The Medium Itself - Three decades of design practice research at RMIT

Emeritus Professor Leon van Schaik AO, B.Arch. Studies (Ncle), AADip (SADG), M.Arch (UCT), PhD (CNAA), RIBA, LFAIA, LFAA, School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT, has written books on spatial thinking, the poetics of architecture and the processes involved in procuring innovative architecture. The practice-based research program that he initiated in 1987 has become a template for institutions worldwide. His support of local architectural cultures and his leadership in the procurement of exemplary architecture has resulted in some of Melbourne’s most distinguished contemporary buildings. He is a founding member of the Academic Court of the London School of Architecture.

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