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The University of Westminster
Guedes Apartment, São Paulo [photo by Michael Frantzis]
Research Committee 2015 -
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
Landscape Research Unit: 2007/2008
Visiting Fellow 2007 - 2013
Universität Liechtenstein
Workshop: 1999/2000
Workshops 1996-2004
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 1998/9
➲ Degree Unit G 1998/99
Degree Unit G 1997/9
➲ Degree Unit G 1997/98
Degree Unit G 1996/97
➲ Degree Unit G 1996/97
Degree Unit G 1995/96
➲ Degree Unit G 1995/96

Studio
Texas
Marfa
South Bank
Degree Unit G 1994/95
➲ Degree Unit G 1994/95
Degree Unit G 1993/94
Degree Unit G 1992/93
Degree Unit G 1991/92

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
uel_95-96 marfa 1
Degree Unit G 1995/96 Unit Trip

marfa
In 1971 the artist Donald Judd left New York to create a permanent setting for his work at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. His sculptural pieces - series of precise cubic forms such as '100 mill aluminium works' or '15 concrete works', arranged without composition - seem to be stripped of all cultural and metaphorical references, but their placing in the landscape has brought to them another dimension: that of the personal experience of the material object in natural space and light. The intense physical experience of Judd's work has brought about a particular critical vocabulary - scale, form, material, light, and topography - for both art and landscape. We felt that these experiences have been forgotten in most contemporary architecture.

'specific objects, specific sites' : Thomas Deckker lectured on the work of Donald Judd at the 'Rethinking the Architecture / Landscape Relationship' Conference at UEL in March 1996.


uel_95-96 marfa Marfa: Arena
uel_95-96 marfa 2.jpg Marfa: Artillery Halls
Marfa: 100 Aluminium Pieces Marfa: 100 Aluminium Pieces