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Visiting Fellows


  • Tino Mager

    Tino is an active researcher in the field of digital cultural heritage at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft, a niche UQ partner and top 3 architecture faculty in the QS Global World Ranking.  Tino is currently working as a postdoc on the ArchiMediaL-project exploring the implementation of artificial intelligence in architectural research.  The project investigates the possibilities of artificial intelligence use in architectural historical research.  It involves collaboration between architectural historians and computer scientists from TU Delft, VU Amsterdam and HafenCity University Hamburg, to develop methods and tools for the automated recognition of buildings and the resulting linking of various archives and image data.  The development of artificial intelligence as an architectural research tool is of particular benefit for work currently being conducted within the School and the broader architectural profession.

    While at ATCH Tino will undertake research on: “Adding deepness: Digital cultural heritage beyond the state of affairs.

    Tino's visit is from 30 September 2019 – 10 November

  • Emily Pugh

    Emily is an active researcher in the field of digital cultural heritage at the Getty Research Institute.  Together with the Getty's Imaging and Digital Media Architect Chris Edwards, Emily has pioneered the use of 3D scans and renderings as tools of analysis in architectural history.  Most notable is the scanning of the interior of Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonic (1960–63).  This has led to the development of metadata standards and standards for digitising architectural models and making them available through custom user interfaces.  This has also resulted in the development of methodological models for the use 3D renderings as subjects of architectural research, as well as models for digitally publishing the resulting scholarship and data sets.  The development of standards and use of laser scanning as an architectural research tool is of particular benefit for work currently being conducted within the School and the broader architectural profession.

    While at ATCH Emily will be working on a new project: “The Architectural Image in the Digital Age: Understanding Buildings in 3D.”

    Emily will be visiting from September 28 to October 27

  • Lorenzo Ciccarelli

    Lorenzo Ciccarelli is a Research Fellow in History of Architecture at the University of Florence and member of the Scientific Committee of the Renzo Piano Foundation. He studied Building Engineering at the Università Politecnica delle Marche and obtained a Ph.D. in History of Architecture at the Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”. He is author of Renzo Piano Before Renzo Piano. Masters and Beginnings (Quodlibet, 2017), De Beaubourg à Pompidou. Les architects 1968-1971 (Éditions B2, 2017) and other books and papers about the Italian architecture of the twentieth century and its cultural dissemination in Europe and North-America. Current research topics are: Italy and the United Kingdom: exchanges and transcultural influences in post-war architecture; and Organization, managerial skills and creativity in contemporary architecture firms.  Lorenzo will be in Australia from July 23 to August 13.

  • Lydia Kallipoliti

    Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer and scholar whose research focuses on the intersections of architecture, technology and environmental politics. She is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Master of Science Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Prior to RPI, she has taught at Syracuse University, Columbia University [GSAPP], Pratt Institute and the Cooper Union, where she also served as a Senior Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Design and as the Feltman Chair in Lighting. She is the principal of ANAcycle design + writing studio in Brooklyn, New York, awarded as a Leading Innovator in Sustainable Design from Build’s 2019 awards.

    Kallipoliti is the editor of a special issue of Architectural Design in 2011, and the author of the book The Architecture of Closed Worlds, Or, What is the Power of Shit (Lars Muller, 2018), as well as the History of Ecological Design for Oxford English Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Her work has been exhibited in a number of international venues including the Venice Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Shenzhen Biennial, the Royal Academy of British Architects and the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. Kallipoliti is the recipient of an honor at the 14th Webby Awards, grants from the Graham Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts, an Honorable Mention at the Shenzhen Biennial, a Fulbright scholarship, and the ACSA annual award for Creative Achievement. Recently, she has been recognized as a Leading Innovator in Sustainable Design in BUILD’s 2019 Design & Build Awards, while her book was a finalist among all publications in design, art and architecture in 2018 for the Cornish Family Prize by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. She holds a Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from AUTh in Greece, a SMArchS from MIT and a PhD from Princeton University.

    Lydia residency at ATCH is from May 27 to June 27

  • Rajesh Heynickx

    Rajesh Heynickx (°1977) is a Professor in architectural theory and intellectual history. He studied history and architectural sciences at the University of Leuven, the University of Illinois (Urbana Campaign, US) and the Institute for European History at Mainz. His doctoral dissertation dealt with The interaction of art, religion and identity in Interwar Flanders (Vantilt, 2008). With Leuven University Press he edited the following studies: in 2012 (together with Tom Avermaete) Making a New World: Architecture and Communities in Interwar Europe and (together with Thomas Coomans e.a.) Loci Sacri: Understanding Sacred Places, and in 2010 (together with Jan De Maeyer) The Maritain Factor: Taking religion into Interwar Modernism.  Current research topics are: 20th century architectural theory and art philosophy ; the interaction between religion and architectural modernism ; architectural pedagogy and knowledge transfer. He is the spokesman of ARP and the FWO-Scientific research network ‘Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge (1880-1980)’.

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    Rajesh will be visiting 15/4/2019 to 19/4/2019


  • Sven Sterken

    Sven Sterken obtained a masters in architectural engineering and a PhD in architectural history with a dissertation on the composer and architect Iannis Xenakis. An associate professor at the KU Leuven, his current research deals with modern parish churches which he studies from both an architectural historical and heritage point of view. He focuses in particular on how Roman Catholic dioceses dealt with the massive suburbanization of post-war cities and what role the resulting religious infrastructure can play today in a context of rapidly decreasing church attendance. During his stay in Brisbane he will study the archives of Archbishop James Duhig (1871-1965), known as ‘James the Builder’ since he raised finance for no less than 400 church buildings during his tenure. In particular, he will study this impressive building campaign in the light of the competition with other Christian denominations and how it shaped the current cityscape of Brisbane.


    Sven will be visiting ATCH from 31st July - 31st August 2018

  • Ayano Toki

    Dr Ayano Toki is an Assistant Professor with the Urban and Architectural Design Laboratory in the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, located in Sendai, Japan. She has coordinated Architect’s contribution to reconstruction efforts on the Ogatsu Peninsula, near Sendai, after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. Whilst in Brisbane she will continue an on-going international research project investigating the origins of the Bungalow, with a focus on our region, and Australia. She will also make a contribution to the Master of Architecture Research Selective Next Generation in Semester 1, 2018, that is investigating new tendencies in Contemporary Japanese Architectural Culture.

  • Helena Mattsson

    Helena Mattsson is an architect, researcher and writer. She is Professor in History and Theory of Architecture at KTH School of Architecture, where she currently acts as a Dean. Her research deals with the 20th century theory welfare state architecture and contemporary architectural history with a special focus on the interdependency between politics, economy and spatial organizations. Her dissertation was published 2004  Arkitektur och konsumtion: Reyner Banham och utbytbarhetens estetik (Architecture and Consumption: Reyner Banham and the aesthetics of expendability). She has published in journals as Nordic Journal of Architecture; Journal of Art History and Journal of Architecture. She is the co-editor of Swedish Modernism: Architecture, Consumption, and the Welfare State (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010) and the forthcoming Neoliberalism: An Architectural History (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press). Currently she is working on the book project Third Way Architecture, discussing the role of architecture in relation to deregulations and  transformations of the welfare state. She is a board member of Architects Sweden and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Architecture.


    Helena will be visiting the ATCH Research Centre from 15th March - 15th August 2018


  • Vandana Baweja

    I am a historian of post-war mid-twentieth century architecture in the field of architecture and climate. My areas of enquiry – how ideas about the relationship between architecture and climate were forged in the mid-twentieth century and circulated globally – forms the basis of my forthcoming book on Tropical Architecture in Florida, which is under contract with the University Press of Florida. Within this broad field of architecture and climate, I have investigated the global histories of Tropical Architecture and Sustainable Architecture, particularly their transnational development and dissemination. I have written about the circulation of tropical architecture and urbanism and how they challenge canonical modernist historiography. ​


  • 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

  • Jordan Kauffman

    Jordan Kauffman is an architectural historian whose work spans from the Renaissance to the late twentieth century. His present teaching and research focuses particularly on modern architecture and drawings and representations.

    His current book project, titled Drawing on Architecture: The Object of Lines, 1970-1990 (forthcoming, MIT Press, 2018) uses extensive interviews and archival research to trace the individuals, collectors, galleries, and museums, and the development of a market for architectural drawings that influenced the perceptions of architectural representations during the 1970s and 1980s. The interrelation of these and the networks that arose therein forced a reconsideration of architectural drawings specifically and architecture generally. Exhibitions were mounted that emphasized drawings in and of themselves, collectors and galleries promoted architectural drawings as autonomous art objects, and architectural museums were founded that understood architectural representations as constitutive parts of architectural and cultural history. During this period, the role and perception of drawings fell between and among aesthetic, artistic, architectural, commercial, conceptual, and historical understandings. During is stay at the ATCH Kauffman will expand on this project.

    Kauffman has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Architectural Association, London, Tufts University, and Brandeis University. He has also worked as the managing editor of the architectural journal Log, worked in the press and marketing department of Zaha Hadid Architects, and spent a number of years working in architecture firms as a designer and project manager.

    Recent publications include: “Architecture in the Art Market: The Max Protetch Gallery,” Journal of Architectural Education 70, No. 2 (2016) and “Dessiner avec l’ordinateur dans les années soixante: le design et ses pratiques à l’aube de l’ère numérique,” Livraisons d’histoire de l’architecture No. 32 (2017).

    Jordan Kauffman will be visiting ATCH from 15 June - 13 July 2017 

  • Max Hirsch

    Max Hirsh is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and a leading expert on airports, mobility, and urban infrastructure. During Max's recent visit, he presented to the School of Architecture Research Seminar Series on his recent publication, "Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)". Studying the expansion of international air traffic since 1970 and its implications for the planning and design of Asian cities, the book models a new understanding of urban space that fundamentally reconceptualizes the relationship between global mobility patterns, transport infrastructure, and urban form.



  • Dr Guido Cimadomo

    Guido Cimadomo is lecturer in Architectural History and Composition and Coordinator for International Mobility at the Higher Technical School of Architecture, University of Malaga (Spain) since 2010. Guido is Expert member of the ICOMOS’ scientific committee CIPA for the Documentation of Architectonic Heritage and of UNESCO’s Forum «University and Heritage». He shares the practice of architecture working on the design of cultural and sport facilities and on documentation, rehabilitation and dissemination of cultural heritage with academic research on urban and territorial transformations, on involving community participation for urban and heritage development and broader themes related with the history and theory of Architecture. Coordinator of the online course “Writing architecture: Pathlines and critera” since 2010, has recently published the book “Cesare Brandi. The classical language of architecture” with Asimetrica Editorial.

    During his stay at ATCH, Guido will be working on his project Heritage as an asset. New tools for the participation of communities in the protection of cultural heritage.

  • Dr Tom Brigden

    Dr. Tom Brigden comes to us from the University of Newcastle. Tom is a practicing conservation architect based between offices in York, London and Melbourne, Australia, and is currently on a three year fellowship funded by the Leverhulme Trust. During this time Tom is working on a book project for the Royal Institute of British Architects which unpicks the history of the idea of the ‘protected vista’ in urban planning policy, in particular the protection of views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. Tom’s research traces the origins of current policy in the eighteenth century aesthetic convention of the ‘picturesque’, via its various guises in landscape art, architecture, urban design and the ‘townscape’ movement of the 1960s.

     During his stay, Tom will be extend his PhD research : The Protected Vista: An Intellectual and Cultural History, As Seen from Richmond Hill. Working with Prof. John Macarthur, he will work on ideas of the Picturesque and the role of view protection in contemporary heritage policy


  • Dr Maarten Liefooghe

    Maarten Liefooghe is assistant professor in Architectural History at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. He is also a post-doctoral research fellow of the Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) at Ghent University. His work deals with contemporary intersections of the visual arts, architecture, museology and preservation. His current project ‘Curating Architecture in the Expanded Field of Historic Preservation’ studies the design and use of 1:1 exhibits and of in situ interventions in contemporary architecture exhibitions. It assesses if and how these practices could serve as conceptual and practical models for alternative approaches to key problems in the conservation and mediation of architectural heritage.

    Earlier, Maarten wrote an architecture theoretical dissertation entitled ‘The Monographic Factor’ at Ghent University. The project approached the problem of museum architecture by focussing on single-artist museums such as the Musée Gustave Moreau or the Andy Warhol Museum, studying the subject-centred ideology of this museological subgenre, and mapping the institutional and architectural hybridities of these art museums cum archive and memorial. In 2015, together with Stefaan Vervoort, he curated a lecture series and an exhibition on exhibiting architecture at Ghent University. In 2016 he was a visiting researcher at the Critical Heritage Studies section of the Institute of Archaeology (UCL, London). His publications include: ‘The 1996 Architecture Biennale : The Unfulfilled Promise of Hans Hollein's Exhibition Concept’ in OASE, no. 88 (2012); ‘14, Rue De La Rochefoucauld : The Partial Eclipse of Gustave Moreau.’ In Hiding Making, Showing Creation : The Studio from Turner to Tacita Dean (Esner et al. eds.; Amsterdam University Press, 2013); ‘On the Reality Effect of Biographical Details and Objects: Revisiting the Artist’s Museum with Roland Barthes.’ in Die Biographie - Mode Oder Universalie? (Peters et al. eds; De Gruyter, 2015); ‘Exhibiting Architecture à la manière de’ with Stefaan Vervoort in the Journal of Architectural Education 70, no. 1 (2016); ‘Exhibits that matter: Material Gestures with Theoretical Stakes’ in This Thing Called Theory (Stoppani et al. eds.; Routledge, 2016).

    During his research stay as an ATCH fellow, Liefooghe will work on a theoretical conceptualization and on a case study (Rotor’s 2012 Grindbakken exhibition) to explore the ontological ambiguities of temporary in situ architecture exhibits: ‘real’ architectural ‘interventions in the world’ that are still bracketed by – or bracketing – an exhibition condition.

  • Catharina Gabrielsson

    Catharina Gabrielsson is assistant professor in urban theory at the School of Architecture KTH (Stockholm) and director of the PhD programme Art, Technology and Design – a joint venture between KTH and Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) for practice-based and artistic research. Her work critically examines the borders between neighbouring disciplines/contexts, such as the city and the countryside, architecture and urbanism, as informed by recent thinking on critical theory, material culture and global capitalism. She co-edited (with Hélène Frichot and Jonathan Metzger) Deleuze and the City (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2016) and is invited guest co-editor (with Helena Mattsson) for a special issue of Architecture and Culture, “Architecture and Capitalism: Solids and Flows (Vol. 5 issue 2, July 2017). She is a contributor to e.g. Deleuze and Architecture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), Field/Work (London: Routledge 2010) and Curating Architecture and the City (London: Routledge 2009). During her stay at ATCH, Catharina will be working on her project Housework: Maintaining Architecture that combine fieldwork operations with experiments in writing to examine the limits, labour and affects of architecture in complex geopolitical settings. 


    Catharina will be visiting from 1st March - April 6th 2017 


  • Andong Lu

    Professor Andong Lu is an ATCH Research Fellow from Nanjing University. 

    During his stay, Andong presented "Design in the Rice Fields: Three Recent Projects" at the School of Architecture Research Seminar Series and also participated in the ATCH Off-Campus Day. 

    Andong Lu visited the University of Queensland from the 9th - 11th November, 2016.

  • Marc Treib

    Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and a noted landscape and architectural historian and critic. He has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia, including An Everyday Modernism: The Houses of William Wurster (1995); Space Calculated In Seconds: The Philips Pavilion, Le Corbusier, Edgard Varèse (1996); Thomas Church, Landscape Architect (2004); Settings and Stray Paths: Writings on Landscapes and Gardens (2005); Representing Landscape Architecture (2007); Drawing/Thinking (2008); Spatial Recall: Memory in Architecture and Landscape (2009); and Meaning in Landscape Architecture & Gardens (2011). In press are Austere Gardens, and Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán (both 2016).

    Marc Treib has written several hundred chapters, essays, and exhibition and book reviews on architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, architectural history, book reviews, and design theory in periodicals. In addition, he has been invited to deliver lectures at nearly three hundred schools, universities, and professional organizations and conferences world-wide.

    Marc Treib maintains a design practice in graphic design, with numerous projects for books, posters, environmental sculpture, exhibition design, competitions, etc. with work published in numerous design publications internationally.

    He will be visiting UQ and ATCH from 17th until 19th October.

  • Wouter Davidts

    Wouter Davidts lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. He teaches at the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning, Ghent University (UGent), Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, and the Drama Department of the Royal Conservatory Antwerp. He has been awarded the Eduardo Chillida Professorship 2015 at the Art History Institute of the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

    From 2009 until 2012 he was Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at VU University in Amsterdam. Between 2003 and 2008 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning, Ghent University, where he obtained a PhD on museum architecture in 2003. He was a British Academy research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London (2006), research fellow at the Research Group of Visual Arts, Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving|St Joost, Avans Hogeschool (2007-2008), and a visiting research fellow at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2008).

    He is the author of Bouwen voor de kunst? Museumarchitectuur van Centre Pompidou tot Tate Modern(A&S/books, 2006) and has published on the museum, contemporary art and architecture in journals such asAfterall, Archis, De Witte Raaf, Footprint, Kritische Berichten, Metropolis M, OASE and Parachute, and in books and exhibition catalogues. His exhibition reviews have appeared a.o. in Artforum, Camera Austria, Sculpture andOPEN. A selection of his essays on art, architecture and the museum is forthcoming (Valiz, 2016). Currently he is working on a book-length project on size and scale in postwar art, entitled Larger than the Body: Size and Scale in Postwar American Art, for which he received a 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art International Research Travel Grant.

    He edited The Fall of the Studio: Artists at Work (Valiz, 2009; with Kim Paice), CRACK: Koen van den Broek (Valiz, 2010), and most recently, Luc Deleu – T.O.P. office: Orban Space (Valiz, 2012; with Guy Châtel & Stefaan Vervoort).

    He curated Philippe Van Snick. Undisclosed Recipients at BK SM in Mechelen (2006; with Hilde Van Gelder),Beginners & Begetters at Extra City in Antwerp (2007), Abstract USA 1958–1968. In the Galleries at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede (2010), Alentour in the Gallery Micheline Szwajcer in Antwerp (2012), Friends and Neighbors in the new studio space of Koen van den Broek (2013), Orban Space: Luc Deleu – T.O.P. office at Stroom Den Haag (2013; with Stefaan Vervoort) and Extra City Antwerp (2013; with Stefaan Vervoort), The Corner Show (Fall 2015, Extra City Antwerp; with Mihnea Mircan and Philip Metten), and After Scale Model: Dwelling in the Work of James Casebere (2016, BOZAR, Brussels).

    Wouter Davidts will be visiting the University of Queensland from the 5th - 15th September 

  • Dr Hélène Frichot

    Dr Hélène Frichot is an Associate Professor and Docent in Critical Studies in Architecture, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH, Stockholm.

    She co-curated the Architecture+Philosophy public lecture series in Melbourne, Australia between 2005-2014 (http://architecture.testpattern.com.au). Hélène is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture and Design RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where between 2004-2011 she held a tenured academic position, holding the position of senior lecturer between 2007-2011. Here she led the Architecture+Philosophy research stream with a focus on how to integrate critical theory into the emerging domain of research through design. Hélène’s research examines the transdisciplinary field between architecture and philosophy, while her first discipline is architecture, she holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney (2004). Her published research has ranged widely from commentary on the ethico-aesthetics of contemporary digital architecture operating within the new biotechnological paradigm, to the role of emerging participatory and relational practices in the arts, including critical, creative, and feminist spatial practices. She considers architecture-writing to be her mode of creative and critical practice and is currently part of the Vetenskapsrådet Swedish Research Council grant called Transversal Writing, with Catharina Gabrielsson. Between November 17-19 2016, with a group of her colleagues within KTH Architecture and the Built Environment she will convene the 13th international AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association) conference, with the title Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies, see architecturefeminsims.org.

    A selection of recent publications include: Co-editor with Catharina Gabrielsson, Jonathan Metzger, eds. Deleuze and the City (Edinburgh University Press, 2016); co-editor with Elizabeth Grierson, Harriet Edquist, De-Signing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice (Lexington Books, 2015); co-editor with Stephen Loo, eds, Deleuze and Architecture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013); ‘Söder Pops Island: My Own Personal Gentri-Fiction’ in Candide-Journal for Architectural Knowledge, No. 9, 2015; with Helen Runting, ‘Welcome to The Promenade City: A Gentrifictional Cartography of Stockholm in the Postindustrial Age’, in Architecture and Culture: Journal of Architectural Humanities Research Association, Bloomsbury, 2016; ‘On the Becoming-Indiscernible of the Diagram in Societies of Control’ in Daniel Koch and Pablo Miranda, guest eds, Models and Diagrams in Architectural Design, JOSS (Journal of Space Syntax), 2014.


  • Dr Lina Malfona

    Lina Malfona (Cosenza, 1980) is an architect and a Ph.D. in Architectural and Urban Design. Since 2009, she has been working as Adjunct Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Architecture of the University of Rome, “La Sapienza”. In 2014, she was awarded with a pre-qualification for tenure positions as Associate Professor.

    Malfona authored a number of essays and monographs on matters related to the theory of architecture and to the relationships between built form and urban space. In her latest writings, she analysed the form of the city as a critical and political device for social and architectural innovation. Consider, for instance, her essay "Learning from Japan" (2015) and her books, such as Tra Roma e il mare (Libria, 2014) and Il tracciato urbano : The urban layout (Libria, 2012).

    Since 2007, she has been a founding partner of the Malfona Petrini Architects studio. Her professional work – such as her project “Case binate a Formello”, that won the prize “RomArchitettura5” – was reviewed in several architectural journals. She was also invited to a number of drawing exhibitions, in which her drawing method was seen as a process of lexical drying, as an instrument of self-knowledge and as a device for interpreting reality.

    Recently, Malfona was published on topics related to the architectural practices of writings. Consider, for instance, the essays "Poetics of Corruption" (Aracne, 2015), "Critical Distances" (Esse. Arts + Opinions, n. 85/2015) and the book Il Manifesto dell’Architettura Futurista, edited with Franco Purini and containing contributions by Jean-Louis Cohen, Joseph Rykwert and Kenneth Frampton (Gangemi, 2015).

    During her stay at ATCH, Malfona will work with Professor John Macarthur on the influence of the merry-go-round model on the imagery of architects from Futurism until the present day.

  • 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. Her thesis on the history of the 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale (forthcoming, Ashgate, 2015) looks at the presentation and representation of architecture in exhibitions, the post-1968 institutionalisation of architecture, as well as the postmodern debate in Europe and America.

    Szacka has published widely on postmodern architecture and has acted as editor, with Charles Jencks and Eva Branscome, for the 2011 re-edition of The Post-modern Reader. Alongside her interest for postmodernism, lies one for exhibiting architecture. More recently, Szacka presented Effimero: Or the Postmodern Italian Condition, a contribution to Monditalia exhibition at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia.

    During her stay at ATCH, Léa-Catherine will work with Silvia Micheli on the publication At the origins of the Postmodern project: Paolo Portoghesi (1953-1995), a critical investigation of Portoghesi’s central role in defining what can be called ‘the postmodern project’ in Italy and beyond. 


  • Professor Tom Avermaete

    Professor Tom Avermaete is a Professor of Architecture at the Technical University of Delft and author of several books, including Another Modern: the Post-War Architecture and Urbanism of Candilis-Josic-Woods. He is an editor of OASE Architectural Journal, The Nordic Journal of Architecture and one of the initiators of the research and exhibition project In the Desert of Modernity: Colonial Planning and After (Berlin 2008, Casablanca 2009, Marseille 2013). His recent work includes the book Making a New World? Re-Forming and Designing Modern Communities and an exhibition at the CCA on two major urban experiments in the Global South: Chandigarh and Casablanca.

    During his stay at ATCH, Avermaete worked with the Hot Modern project, offering insights into other (hot) modernisms that developed around the globe and teasing out similarities and differences with Queensland’s mid-century architecture.

  • Assistant Professor Andrew Holder

    While visiting, Dr Holder delivered The Mayne Centre Lecture 2014: "On the Possibility of a New Balloon Animal, or, Architecture and Subjecthood". The lecture rigorously examined a frivolous object in order to advocate a possible future for architecture and art. Returning to Jeff Koons 'Rabbit' of 1986 as an exemplar, the lecture posed a series of questions to establish the terms of this speculation: How do balloon animals construct an audience? What might it mean to make a wholly new balloon animal? And how can the logic of a balloon animal extend to the domain of architecture? While balloon animals have a “seriousness problem” – superficially considered they might seem indelibly associated with pop art and children’s birthday parties – a close reading yields a set of generalizable principles that escape these associations and suggest a radical re-working of the built environment and our place in it.


  • Professor Marco Biraghi

    Professor Marco Biraghi (Milan Polytechnic) came to UQ in June 2013 as ATCH Visiting Fellow. During his visit, he had one-on-one meetings with PhD students and researchers; gave a lecture on Pier Vittorio Aureli’s books for ATCH members and an open talk about contemporary public space. He also took part in the 30th SAHANZ conference at the Gold Cost, where together with Dr Silvia Micheli they presented their book Storia dell’architettura italiana 1985-2015 (Turin: Einaudi 2013).

    This link has led to the organization of the seminar New forms of public space between Italy and Australia on 18th June 2014 at the School of Architecture and Society at the Milan Polytechnic, with the involvement of researchers from the ATCH research centre.

    The invitation of Biraghi by ATCH is part of a long-term program set up by EAIT Faculty to strengthen international relationships between Milan Polytechnic and The University of Queensland.


  • Tom Weaver

    Thomas Weaver has been the editor of AA Files since 2007, managing editor of all of the AA's publications and teaches architectural history and theory on the AA's History & Critical Thinking MA programme. He writes regularly for various books and journals, lectures in schools of architecture internationally and has previously edited ANY magazine in New York. Hehas also taught architectural history and design at Princeton University and the Cooper Union. 


  • Associate Professor John Harwood

    John Harwood pursued research for his book Corporate Architecture, 17th-20th Centuries, and collaborated with ATCH scholars on research into the origins of formalized PhD curricula in architectural history, theory and criticism.

  • Dr Jasper Cepl

    While at ATCH, Jasper concentrated on a collaboration with John Macarthur and Mathew Aitchison. The group commenced research on the relationship of the English-language "Picturesque" and its German-language loose-equivalent "das Malerische".


  • Dr Silvia Micheli

    Dr Silvia Micheli (Milan Polytechnic) visited UQ between October and December 2010 as ATCH Visiting Fellow. During her two-month residency, Micheli was involved in intellectual exchanges with ATCH members, actively joining seminars, conferences and study-visits to Queensland architecture in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

    As a consequence of her interactions with ATCH, Micheli has been invited to contribute to two symposia organised by the Centre: the ‘Townscape Symposium’ (London, 2011) convened by Dr Mathew Aitchison, and ‘The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980’ symposium (Rome, 2012), which was part of an ARC Discovery project led by ATCH Director Professor John Macarthur with Dr Andrew Leach (Griffith University) and Maarten Delbeke (Ghent University). Moreover she had a paper accepted to the 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand edited by ATCH members Dr Antony Moulis and Dr Deborah van der Plaat (Brisbane, 2011). ATCH stimulating intellectual environment prompted Micheli to apply for a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship that she has obtained and started in June 2012.

    The invitation of Micheli by ATCH is part of a long-term program set up by EAIT Faculty to strengthen international relationships between Milan Polytechnic and The University of Queensland.


  • Adjunct Associate Professor Erik Gheniou

    Erik M Ghenoiu (Ph.D Harvard) has served as visiting professor of architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York since 2007, where he is faculty advisor to TARP Architecture Manual. He has also taught at Parsons the New School for Design, Harvard University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is affiliated with the Transatlantic Graduate Program of the center for Metropolitan Studies. Presently he is preparing a book on “tradition” as modernism in German architecture and city planning around 1900. His essay, ‘Charles W, Moore and the Idea of Place’ appeared in Fabrications 18:2 (December 2008).