ATCH is a Research Centre in the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland, Australia. Under the direction of Professor John Macarthur, ATCH offers a rigorous and collegial environment for academics and research-higher-degree candidates engaged with Architectural history, theory, and criticism. The Centre has one of the largest concentrations of research-focussed staff in architectural history and theory in Australasia. In 2014 ATCH comprises a total of twenty seven members: four postdoctoral research fellows, a senior research fellow, five teaching and research staff, three honorary research affiliates, and fourteen research higher degree candidates. ATCH engages critically with the history of buildings and architectural concepts, and with the past and present culture of architecture in relation to the visual arts, design, philosophy, cultural studies, and urbanisation.

  • Exhibition and Symposium

    Hung Out To Dry, and exhibition and symposium at the UQ Art Museum

    ‘Dirty laundry’ stands as a universal metaphor for things best kept private, but in clean laundry there seems to be some potential, and motive, for public display. Clean washing on the line is an expression of domestic order: of propriety, cleanliness, decency, and civilisation per se. While laundry practices are often framed in terms of drudgery – of slavery to the washing machine or clothesline, marked by endless, deadening repetition – for some people the seemingly quotidian chore of hanging out the washing holds unexpected significance.

    An exhibition by  Dr Allison Holland, Dr Naomi Stead, and Dr Kelly Greenop. The project is informed by an oral history project initiated by Stead and Greenop.

    March 27, 2015. The University of Queensland Art Museum

    James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11)
    University Drive 
    The University of Queensland 
    St Lucia Qld  4067 Australia


  • Dr Léa-Catherine Szacka

    Léa-Catherine Szacka is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS) part of the institute of Form, Theory and History, Oslo School of Architecture and Design.