School of Architecture

Wednesday 6 December 2017

In 2018, ATCH and The School of Architecture will have the privilege of hosting four international academics as part of their Visiting Research Fellows program. 

Academics travelling to St Lucia will include: 

  • Dr Stefaan Vervoort from Ghent University whose research focuses on architectural scale models in the 1980s visual arts, the absorption of postmodern architecture theory by artists, and the interchange between post-war art and architecture more broadly. Dr Vervoort will be working on the project “The entry of the pavilion in the visual arts.” During Dr Vervoort’s time at UQ, he will be working with the Is Architecture Art team.
  • Dr Sven Sterken is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of Leuven University where he teaches in the field of architectural history and history of urbanism, and heads the doctoral programme. His research investigates how architecture serves the territorial strategies of commercial, religious and political bodies. While at UQ, Dr Sterken will be working on the project “Territories of Faith: Catholic Patronage in a Suburbanizing World. The Case of James (Duhig) The Builder.”
  • Dr Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer and Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and at the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology in New York [CASE]. She has previously taught at Syracuse University, Columbia University and the Cooper Union, where she was also a Senior Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Design and the Feltman Chair in Lighting. While visiting ATCH, Dr Kallipoliti will be working on the project “Self-reliance, Disobedience and the Strange Premise of ‘net-zero’ environments”.
  • Dr Helene Mattson is an Associate Professor at KTH School of Architecture. While in Brisbane, Dr Mattson will work on the project “Third Way Architecture: Towards the end of the Swedish Model?” which will investigate the role played by architecture and built environment in the neoliberalization of Sweden in the post-war period. Dr Mattson will also be participating in the ATCH Symposium: Liberalism and the Built Environment.

We look forward to welcoming them early next year.