Practice in Research <> Research in Practice. A Two-Day Symposium
on Creative Practice Research
This event will discuss and explore the nature of creative practice research, with particular focus upon the practitioner operating in the context of academic institutions and in professional settings. National and international speakers from university and practice backgrounds will convene to present their work and to explain the frameworks that allow for critical reflection of one’s practice.
Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University
Thursday 27 July 2017
Panel presentations begin at 2pm
Keynote lecture at 6:00pm (drinks) for a 6:30pm start – Bob Sheil
m3architecture, 11 Saint James Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Friday 28 July 2017
Panel presentations begin at 1pm
Keynote lecture at 5:30pm (drinks) for a 6:00pm start – Bob Sheil & Carey Lyon
- Amy Muir, MUIR Architecture
- Amy Muir is the director of the Melbourne based architecture practice MUIR. Amy is a current Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter Councillor, the Chair of the Victorian Chapter Awards Committee and was the recipient of the Australian Institute of Architects 2016 National Emerging Architect Prize.
- Bob Sheil, Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, London
- Bob Sheil is an Architect, Director of The Bartlett School of Architecture, Professor in Architecture and Design through Production, the School’s Director of Technology, and a founding partner of sixteen*(makers), He is an educator, critic, researcher, collaborator and practitioner, as well as an experimental designer who is fascinated by transgression between making, craft, and technology in architectural design practice, and is founding co-chair of the internationally recognized FABRICATE conference first held in 2011.
- Carey Lyon, Director, LYONS
- Carey Lyon is a founding director of Lyons Architecture and a Professor of Architecture at RMIT. In recognition of his design leadership work, in 2006 he was elected National President of the Australian Institute of Architects and was awarded the Presidential Medal from the American Institute of Architects. He has served as a Board Member of the Green Buildings Council of Australia since 2007.
- Cecilia de Marinis, RMIT Post-doctoral fellow
- Cecilia De Marinis is a postdoctoral research fellow within the DAP_r program at RMIT University, in Melbourne. She is investigating the value and contribution of doctoral training in Creative Practice Research to professional practice and pedagogy. Prior to moving to Australia, Cecilia has been a postdoctoral research fellow within the ADAPT-r ITN project at RMIT Europe in Barcelona. She gained her Master of Architecture and PhD in Urban Sustainable Design at Roma Tre University, Italy.
- Kim Baber, Baber Studio and UQ Research Fellow
- Kim Baber has run a small practice since 2012, and was awarded the QLD ‘Emerging Architect’ Prize by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2015. He is a Fellow in Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland. In 2016 Kim received the Gottstein Trust Fellowship to investigate alternative timber construction methods being developed in Europe and Japan.
- Laurene Vaughn, Deputy Dean and Professor of Media & Communications, RMIT
- Professor Laurene Vaughan PhD is Deputy Dean Design, Games and Interaction in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. She supervises practice based research degrees at RMIT and has supervised over 40 students to completion. Laurene’s design research practice embraces both speculative and applied research investigations often within interdisciplinary teams. Her most recent publication is Practice Based Design Research (Bloomsbury 2017).
- Marcelo Stamm, Australian Research Innovation Centre, RMIT
- PD Dr phil. habil. Marcelo Stamm brings three decades of work in the area of philosophical constellation research and topological research to the contemporary study of creativity. Marcelo was Head of the School of Philosophy (UTAS) 2004-2009, and Director of the 'Creativity Research Project' at the AIRC 2010-2011. As Deputy Dean since 2014 he heads the Research & Innovation portfolio at the RMIT School of Architecture + Design and since 2013 he has acted as the Director of RMIT’s European Practice Research Symposia (PRS).
- Martyn Hook, Dean, School of Architecture & Design, RMIT; Iredale Pedersen Hook
- Prof. Dr Martyn Hook is Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Partnerships in the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He also holds the position of Dean at RMIT's School of Architecture & Design alongside his role as Professor of Architecture. In addition to his work at RMIT Martyn is a director of multi award winning iredale pedersen hook architects, a studio practice based in Melbourne and Perth dedicated to appropriate design of effective sustainable buildings with a responsible environmental and social agenda.
- Michael Banney, m3architecture
- Michael Banney is a founding director of m3architecture with 30 years’ practice experience, with a focus on ideas and their delivery. m3architecture projects have been awarded the highest architecture prize in Australia for Public Buildings, Heritage and Small Projects, as well as the highest State prize in 7 categories. He is a graduate of both QUT (B.Arch) and RMIT (M.Arch), where he is presently completing a PhD.
- Prof Michael Keniger, Bond University
- Michael Keniger is a Professor of Architecture at Bond University, a former head of the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland and a former Queensland Government Architect. He chairs the Development and Design Integrity panel of the Brisbane Airport Corporation and is a Contributing Editor of Architecture Australia. He has long promoted the need for architectural designs and creative works to be recognised as a valid contribution to knowledge and as equating to conventional research practices.
- Nigel Bertram, NMBW
- Nigel Bertram is a Director of NMBW Architecture Studio in Melbourne and Practice Professor of Architecture at Monash University, where his current research projects address processes for suburban transformation and increasing urban resilience, working with interdisciplinary and industry partners. NMBW’s architectural work has been published and awarded across multiple categories including urban design, housing, small public works, adaptive re-use of existing buildings and peripheral urban design strategies.
- Pia Ednie-Brown, Chair of Practice Research Symposium Australia, RMIT
- Pia Ednie-Brown is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University, where she Chairs the Practice Research Symposium and coordinates the university’s Creative Practice Research Strategies course. Her creative practice, Onomatopoeia, works across small architectural projects, art works, and writing. She has edited two books Plastic Green: designing for environmental transformation (RMIT Press, 2009) and an issue of AD: The Innovation Imperative: Architectures of Vitality (Wiley, 2013).
- Sam Kebbell, KebbellDaish and Victoria University
- Dr Sam Kebbell is the Director of KebbellDaish Architects and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington. Sam completed his PhD at RMIT in 2016. His research revealed the creative potential of a tension between rarefied international ideas and common local practices. In 2015, he was an ADAPTr Research Fellow at the University of Westminster in London. He completed his MDes in History and Theory at Harvard, and he worked in Boston, New York, and Amsterdam before starting KebbellDaish in 2002.
- Stuart Vokes and Aaron Peters, Vokes and Peters
- Vokes and Peters is a boutique design practice based in South Brisbane. The practice is best known for its small-scale residential work, but has also undertaken a number of veterinary projects and is currently working on a range of cultural and commercial projects including a private gallery for contemporary art. As well as sessional teaching at both the University of Queensland and Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, Vokes and Peters host a talk series titled Garden Variety.
- Dr Urs Bette, University of Adelaide
- Dr Urs Bette is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide and Director of Urs Bette : Design. He holds a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and a PhD from RMIT University. His research investigates the role of ‘the unreasonable’ in the design process, revealing strategies that facilitate the poetics of architecture within a professional discourse dominated by expectations of quantifiable performance. He leads practice-based research at the School of Architecture and Built Environment.
- Vivian Mitsogianni, Deputy Dean and Head of School, RMIT, M@ Studio
- Professor Vivian Mitsogianni is Deputy Dean and Head of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University Melbourne, Australia and a partner in M@ STUDIO Architects. Vivian is a partner in the research-led collaborative practice M@ STUDIO Architects who recently complete the 2016 NGV Architecture Commission. She undertakes practice-based research with a focus of process-based design and is often called on as an expert internationally on architectural design research methodologies. Her own design projects, commentary and studios have been widely published and exhibited.
- Zuzana Kovar and Nick Skepper, Griffith University and zuzana&nicholas
- Zuzana Kovar is a lecturer at Griffith University and a partner in zuzana&nicholas architects. Her practice spans writing, exhibition work and commissioned architectural projects. She holds a PhD from RMIT in the area of architecture and philosophy with a specific focus on Julia Kristeva's notion of abjection. Her first monograph titled 'Architecture in Abject(ion): Bodies, Spaces and their Relations' is due to be published later this year with I.B. Tauris.
The "Practice in a Box" exhibition will form a visual backbone to this two-day event. A collection of archival A4 boxes first exhibited in six European cities before coming to Australia in 2017 that display the work of architecture and design PhD candidates will be augmented by contributions from 17 local practices.
Attendees may register for one or both days, only for the keynote lectures, or any combination thereof. Please register in advance through Eventbrite
Please note due to space limitations on Friday 28/7, registrations will be capped at 60 persons.
This event is supported by the "Design and Architecture Practice Research (DAP_r)" grant from the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching, led by RMIT in association with 14 schools of architecture and design nationally. "Practice in Research <> Research in Practice" has been organized by Bond University, QUT, and the University of Adelaide in collaboration with m3architecture.
Chris Knapp, Event Convenor and Assistant Professor, Bond University firstname.lastname@example.org