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Dr Dorian Wiszniewski

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Architecture and [Unavowable] Community
Diploma of Architecture, University of Glasgow
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Glasgow

Professional Qualifications

Registered Architect, Part 3
Professional Architecture Part 2, Part 2
Professional Architecture Part 1, Part 1

Biography

Outline Biography

Registered Architect since 1986.  Professional practice work has won many awards and has been exhibited and published internationally. Academic output primarily focuses on research-led design and design-led research: exhibited and published nationally and internationally.  Academic papers have been published in China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Israel, Italy, Spain, Turkey, UK, and USA.  My core research interests are architectural-political-philosophical overlaps on issues of architectural design, representation and production.  I was Visiting Professor for Architecture and Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sassari, Sardinia, 2011-12.  I was a board member of Architecture + Design Scotland between 2005-2009.  I am a member of the Architectural Humanities Research Association.

 

Research-led Teaching Responsibilities:

Programme Director: PhD Architecture By Design; Master of Architecture; M Sc Architectural and Urban Design; M Sc Reflective Design Practices; Architecture and Urban Design PG Summer School.  I currently supervise 9 PhD students all developing theses on various international cities.

 

Current RESEARCH

Current research concerns Ecosophy, in particular how this impacts theories and practice of ‘Community.’

The following concepts of community intersect through various research outputs: Borderland Community (Habermas); Extraterritorial Community (Levinas); Unavowable Community (Blanchot); Narratological Community (Ricoeur); Open Community (Agamben); Curating [Heterological] Community (Ranciere); and Ecosophic Community (Bateson and Guattari).  As an architect and urban designer, I place less attention on the appropriateness of forms for community and more on developing architectural and urban processes for “becoming community.”  The impetus of “becoming community” steers my design-led research. 

Highlighted research outputs

  1. City as museum, museum as city: mediating the everyday and special narratives of life

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. “The Space of Communicativity”: Lévinas and Architecture

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Florence: Curating The City, Representation and Seriality

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  4. Architecture &: Series

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  5. Beyond Architecture: Architecture and Immateriality

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Research activities & awards

  1. Reflections; Glass and Architecture Workshops

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Regional Urbanism in the Era of Globalisation

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  3. Ecosophic Urbanism: Para-Situation [Mumbai, India]

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

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