Course led by Professor Peter Carl

About the show

PhD research in Architecture is conducted under the rubric of “Practical Wisdom”. We seek to find an approach to architectural understanding that is oriented about architecture’s modes of interpretation. These range from primordial experiences of spatiality to highly specialist disciplines such as economics or engineering. Accordingly, the research is not interdisciplinary in the customary sense – controlled epistemologically – but rather in respect of the coherence and depth of the topic. In this way, the inevitable “mixed” methods respond to the levels of precision and richness of architectural or urban phenomena and the ways they come about and transform in history. Similarly, we are cultivate “mixed” forms of communication – through collaborative making, images, texts, data, narratives, etc.

Practice inevitably involves working with constituents who only partially understand or who are as likely to be self-serving as they might be generous, intelligent and committed. Similarly material conditions often require improvisation and compromise. The manner in which different disciplines collaborate – or don’t – has been a lively topic in cultural anthropology for some years; but architecture and its forms of practice raise fundamental issues of the structure of contexts for praxis. These illuminate the “good” in “good design.”

Negotiating Shared Spaces in Informal Peri-urban Settlements By Bo Tang

Exhibition details

P.V. Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30-10pm
Opening Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Venue Spring House (1st Floor)


Peter Chomowcz
Jane Clossick
Asif Din
Christian Frost
Rex Henry
Annisa Jabbour
Julia King
Lara Kinneir
Torange Khonsari
Patrick Lynch
Jane McAllister
Paulo Moreira
Rachel O'Grady
Tomaz Pippan
Lucy Pritchard
Nagham Salman
Bo Tang
Kirsten Thompson

Helen Mallinson
Maurice Mitchell
Florian Beigel
Phillip Christou