Putting Ideas to Work - Monash Architecture Research Seminar
Seminar 1: Spatial Agency: ways of designing buildings and space that engage with social, environmental, economic and political contexts
Naomi Stead interviews Tatjana Schneider, followed by a panel discussion with Nikhila Madabhushi, Shane Murray, Diego Ramirez-Lovering, moderated by Naomi Stead
Professor Tatjana Schneider leads the Institute for History and Theory of Architecture and the City (GTAS) at the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany and was previously at University of Sheffield School of Architecture.
“I am particularly concerned with the social, economic and political parameters within and through which architectures and cities arise, as well as with the tools and methods that enable people to intervene transformatively in the production of space.” Professor Tatjana Schneider, Technical University Braunschweig
Nikhila Madabhushi is the 2020 Monash Innovation Fellow in Architecture, during which time her research and teaching is focussing on rethinking ‘community-led’ recovery of regional built environments, following the recent bushfires in East Gippsland / Gunaikurnai-Bidawel Country.
Shane Murray is Dean of Monash Art, Design and Architecture and Foundation Professor of Architecture at Monash. As a leading educator and researcher, he has established programs of broad education for architects and urban planners and designers that enable them to become creative and critical thinkers ready to engage with complex urban problems.
Diego Ramírez-Lovering is Professor of Architecture and director of the Informal Cities Lab, which explores critical questions surrounding the socio-political, environmental and economic contexts and their relationship to transforming urban slum environments.
Naomi Stead is Professor of Architecture and Head of Department of Monash Architecture. Her research interests lie broadly in the architectural humanities and the cultural studies of architecture: in its cultures of production, reproduction, mediation and reception.
Seminar 2: Tuesday 15 September 1–2pm on Zoom Better Life @ Home: flexible, customisable, affordable and personalised choices for urban living
Seminar 3: Tuesday 13 October 1–2pm on Zoom Atlas of the Underground: connecting Indigenous ways of knowing with the infrastructural and ecological layers of the underground
Seminar 4: Tuesday 17 November 1–2pm on Zoom Industrial Lands and Spaces: urban renewal, work and gentrification in cities