Monash Architecture PhD Symposium

Monash Architecture PhD Symposium

  • 11 May 2018, 9.30am – 3.30pm
  • Monash University
    900 Dandenong Road
    Caulfield East, VIC 3145

  • Free, all welcome
  • Alysia Bennett
Photo: Linda Tegg

Join us for our annual Monash Architecture PhD Symposium, featuring guest lectures from Catherine Murphy and James Oliver followed by candidate presentations.


Guest Lectures + Discussion + Morning Tea
Teaching and Learning Room 1, Monash Caulfield Library

9.30-11am, Catherine Murphy & Dr James Oliver
  • Catherine Murphy will present Repair: Architecture actively engaging with the repair of the places it is part of. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Monash, where she teaches in the new Master of Urban Planning and Design. She is part of the extended creative team for Repair as a curatorial adviser. Her current research explores integrated design and planning processes that foreground water as a driver of urban form.
  • James Oliver is a transdisciplinary academic in the Department of Design, MADA, Monash University. His expertise in the creative arts and design is oriented towards the methodological and ‘practice-as-research’. His diverse research interests focus on situational, everyday cultural and creative practices and identities.

Stream A: RISE Project Candidates
Teaching and Learning Room 1, Monash Caulfield Library

11am, Dasha Spasojevic
  • Architecture & Learning: Developing design tools as a strategy for the integration of sanitation infrastrucure in the informal context
    Supervisors: Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Michaela Prescott and Hesam Kamalipour
11.30am, Brendan Josey
12pm, Erich Wolff
12.30pm, Mahsa Mesgar

Stream B: Planning + Architecture Candidates
F2.23, Building F, Level 2

11.30am, Declan Martin
  • Material cultural product manufacturing as a regional production system
    Supervisors: Carl Grodach and Justin O’Connor
12pm, Suzanne Barker
  • Place Attachment and Opposition to Urban Intensification: Can Spatial Change Be Embraced?
    Supervisors: Carl Grodach and Liton Kamruzzaman
12.30pm, Delia Teschendorff

1-1.30pm, Building F, Level 2

Stream C: Architecture Candidates
F2.09, Building F, Level 2

1.30pm, Nano Langenheim
  • Designing the Urban Forest: A modelling approach for street tree decision making
    Supervisors: Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Nigel Tapper and Stephen Livesley
2pm, Peter Ho
2.30pm, Gyongyver Englomer
  • Catchment Thinking As A New Approach To Rethink Urban Densification Strategies
    Supervisors: Nigel Bertram and Tom Morgan
3pm, Daniel Nyandega
  • Cycles of Water and Land: Potential Tactics from Gaining and Losing of Water or Land in Lowlands
    Supervisors: Nigel Bertram and Tom Morgan

Stream D: Architecture Candidates
F2.22, Building F, Level 2

1.30pm, Jacqui Alexander
2pm, Yvonne Meng
  • Footscray’s commercial district: identity and revitalisation in a changing suburb
    Supervisors: Naomi Stead and Ari Seligmann

For further information about the May 2018 Monash Architecture PhD Symposium, please contact Department of Architecture HDR co-ordinator Alysia Bennett

For information about the MADA doctoral program, including application dates, scholarships and information sessions, please contact the MADA Graduate Research Office