biographical statement

Having joined the School of Architecture KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Stockholm, Sweden in 2012, I have recently been promoted to the position of Professor of Critical Studies and Gender Theory in Architecture. I am the director of Critical Studies in Architecture, well known for its critical feminist approach to the practices and theories of architecture. My research is further located between the disciplines of architecture and philosophy, where I hold my degrees (a 5 year degree in Architecture completed in 1993, followed by the completion of further Bachelor level degrees in philosophy, cultural studies and literature (Murdoch 1998 and UWA 1999), culminating in a PhD in Philosophy completed in 2004. In 2017 I was the recipient of a Riksbankens Jubileumsfond sabbatical grant, one outcome of which is a forthcoming book with Bloomsbury called Creative Ecologies (2018). I am an editor with Catharina Gabrielsson, and Helen Runting of Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies (Routledge 2017); with Catharina Gabrielsson and Jonathan Metzger, Deleuze and the City (EUP 2016); with Harriet Edquist and Laurene Vaughan, DeSigning Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice(Rowman and Littlefield 2015)and with Stephen Loo, Deleuze and Architecture (EUP 2013). I am the author of How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool (AADR 2016), a small book that developed from my pedagogical commitments. Previously, I held a permanent academic position in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne (2004-2011), where I was a senior lecturer between 2007-2011, and where I am currently an Adjunct Professor. Recent research includes a series of exploratory essays dedicated to feminist critical real-estate theory, many of which have been co-written with my colleague Helen Runting. My research places a methodological emphasis on architecture-writing and ficto-critical methodologies. Recent research and teaching blogs that traverse the field between architecture and philosophy can be visited at: philosophiesresarc.netarchandphil.wordpress.com; http://www.architecturephilosophy.net.