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Isabelle Doucet

Isabelle Doucet is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester where her research focuses on the relationship between politics, aesthetics, and social responsibility in architecture. She is particularly interested in the relationship between architecture and urban politics in the 1970s and the repercussions of architecture's "post-political" turn. She examines such questions through both conceptual-methodological inquiries and historical and contemporary cases.

Isabelle received a PhD in Architectural Theory from the Delft University of Technology in 2010. Before joining The University of Manchester she had taught in universities in Belgium, Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands. She is the author of The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968 (Routledge 2015). In addition to publishing journal articles and book chapters, she coedited (with Kenny Cupers) the special issue "Agency in Architecture" for Footprint Journal (2009) and (with Nel Janssens) Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism (Springer, 2011). More recently, in 2016, she co-edited a special issue dedicated to Architecture and Contestation for Candide Journal for Architectural Knowledge.

Isabelle Doucet will be visiting ATCH from the 4th - 24th July

Year Visited: 2017