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The University of Westminster
Guedes Apartment, São Paulo [photo by Michael Frantzis]
Research Committee 2015 - 2017
King's College London
Praça do Tres Poderes, Brasília
Visiting Researcher 2014 -
The University of Dundee
Dundee Waterfront 2012
Fellow, Geddes Institute of Urban Research 2013 -
The University of Dundee
Tay Bridge, Dundee from the 'Red' Series
Visiting Fellow 2007 - 2013
Universität Liechtenstein
Workshop: 1999/2000
➲ Workshop: 2002/2003
FHL Workshop: 2002/2003
➲ Workshop: 1999/2000
FHL Workshop: 1998/99
➲ Workshop: 1998/99
FHL Workshop: 1997/98
➲ Workshop: 1997/98
FHL Workshop: 1996/97
➲ Workshop: 1996/97
EuropaForum
Sarajevo Workshop: 1997
Workshop in Sarajevo 1997
The University of East London
The
Atelier Project in
Teaching
The Atelier Project in Teaching
The University of East London
Degree Unit G 1998/99
Degree Unit G 1991-1999
The University of East London
Visual Studies, First Year 1991-1994
Visual Studies, First Year 1991-1994
Architectural Association
AA Diploma 11 1988-89: End of Year Exhibition
Tutor, Diploma School 1988-1989
Universität Liechtenstein Workshop: 1997
Universität Liechtenstein 1996/97
Workshop in the Spörryfabrik
Universität Liechtenstein
Workshop: 1996/97
The first workshop in the Spörryfabrik - an abandoned textile factory in Liechtenstein - using textiles to create personal 'places' within the interior landscape 'space'.
The Spörryfabrik
Universität Liechtenstein Workshop: 1997
Universität Liechtenstein 1996/97
Workshop in the Spörryfabrik
Thomas Deckker writes:
"It was serendipity of the most benign kind whch gave me this building for my first workshop with Universität Liechtenstein. The even grid of columns, and the even north light, gave the space an extraordinary neutral character, which, in its isolation for the city outside, gave it a magical feeling. Did it matter that an architectural space was used as an analog for a landscape space? Not in the slightest. First, it was interesting to swap the conceptual categories, and second, it leant itself towards a positive learning experience."
Process
Universität Liechtenstein Workshop: 1997
Universität Liechtenstein 1996/97
Workshop in the Spörryfabrik
Universität Liechtenstein Workshop: 1997
Universität Liechtenstein 1996/97
Workshop in the Spörryfabrik
"The design of personal 'places' within the interior landscape 'space' was necessarily speculative and iterative. To support this a working process was established of recording the various stages of the work in Polaroid prints. The formal recording of each stage was a kind of rite of passage which could be subject to a critical appreciation.

The Polaroid prints were suspended on a line to allow a sequential reading of the development of each project."
Space
Universität Liechtenstein Workshop: 1997
Universität Liechtenstein 1996/97
Workshop in the Spörryfabrik
Universität Liechtenstein Workshop: 1997
Universität Liechtenstein 1996/97
Workshop in the Spörryfabrik
"The design of personal 'places' moved from quite simple forms of created by linking columns together to more complex shapes. It was an essential outcome that forms would be created as a dynamic counterpoint to the isomorphic landscape space."
Eating Together
Universität Liechtenstein Workshop: 1997
Universität Liechtenstein 1996/97
Workshop in the Spörryfabrik
"It is always a profound experience to share food, symbolic of shared values and enterpise. It is an act that I have always cultivated as a teacher. I was moved by the students' spontaneous barbecue in the yard of the Spörryfabrik at which I was a guest."
Universität Liechtenstein Workshop: 1997
Universität Liechtenstein 1996/97
Workshop in the Spörryfabrik
"At the final review of work, Architekt Hansjörg Hilti, the Head of the School of Architecture, found his own special place in the Spörryfabrik."