Spatial Practices Programme; Programme Director and Course Leader, MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation
I am an architect and academic. I'm Programme Director of Spatial Practices at Central Saint Martins, as well as the Course Leader of the MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation.
I have taught architecture at a range of institutions since 1995 including University of Cambridge, RCA, London Metropolitan University, and RMIT University in Melbourne. Both my teaching, practice and research interests focus on the relationships between social and political infrastructures, and built environments. My pedagogical practice focuses on the 'joined-up' relationship between teaching and practice explored in my book 'Live Projects: Designing with People' (RMIT Press, 2012).
I am a registered architect and have been an ongoing collaborator with muf architecture/art since 1997 establishing a Melbourne based affiliated practice, muf_aus, in 2005. I was a contributory author to the practice publication ‘This is What We Do: A Muf Manual:’ (Ellipsis 2002) and have been responsible for innovative projects in the public realm in both London and Melbourne, working with local government on social policy initiatives for public space, including Shared Ground for Southwark Council (1999-2001) and Do-It-Yourself Park for Mornington Shire Council, Melbourne (2008).
I am an Architecture Commissioner for Jersey, and regularly sit on design review panels, international juries and awards including the Australian National Architecture Awards (2011), and the GAGA Awards (2013). I have curated major events and exhibitions, including the 2010 RAIA National Architecture Conference in Sydney - extra/ordinary - and the international exhibition Architectural Urbanism: Melbourne Seoul: Seoul Melbourne, in the K-ARTS Gallery, Seoul (2013).
PhD (RMIT); BA (Hons) Architecture (Cambridge); Dip Arch MA (Cambridge) ARB RIBA
Mel Dodd talks about the Spatial Practices Programme