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Speakers' Biographies

Dana Arnold

Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History at the University of Southampton and Director of the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism. She is the series editor of New Interventions in Art History, general editor of two further series published by Blackwell: Companions to Art History and Anthologies in Art History and was editor of the journal Art History 1997-2002.

Her recent publications include Reading Architectural History, Routledge 2002, Re-presenting the Metropolis: Architecture, Urban Experience and Social Life in London Ashgate 2000; The Georgian Country House: Architecture, landscape and society Sutton 1998. She has edited volumes several volumes of essays including: Cultural Identities and the Aesthetics of Britishness c 1798-1950 Manchester University Press 2003; The Metropolis and its Image: Constructing identities for London c 1750-1950 Blackwell, 1999 and The Georgian Villa Sutton, 1996 and co-edited (with Andrew Ballantyne) Architecture as Experience, London, Routledge 2004; (with Margaret Iversen, Art and Thought, Blackwell, 2003, (with Stephen Bending) Tracing Architecture: the aesthetics of antiquarianism, Blackwell, 2002.

She is the author of the forthcoming Art History: A Very Short Introduction OUP 2004. And an anthology of her published articles on London together with new essays: Rural Urbanism: London landscape in the early nineteenth century, will be published by Manchester University Press later in 2004.

Professor Arnold has held research fellowships at Yale University; the University of Cambridge and the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, with whom she is now working on an exhibition project to coincide with the opening of the Getty villa in Malibu. Her most recent research focuses on the Hospital in London c1700-1840, on which a book is in preparation due for publication by Routledge in 2005.



Andrew Ballantyne

Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. His book Architecture Theory is currently in production and will be published by Continuum early in 2005. It draws on ideas from American Pragmatists and others including especially Deleuze and Guattari. His other books include What is Architecture?, Architecture as Experience (with Dana Arnold), Architectures: Modernism and After, and Architecture, Landscape and Liberty--all of which deal with issues involving architecture and philosophy. He is also the author of the bestselling Architecture: A Very Short Introduction, published by Oxford University Press.


Irena Bauman

Irena Bauman is one of the two founding members of Bauman Lyons Architects Ltd. She has extensive experience of arts projects and has facilitated eight arts council funded projects in the last five years. She is a qualified project manager and has overall responsibility for the creative direction of the office.
Her work has been widely published and received architectural awards. She has led a number of collaborative projects with artists, writers, photographers and sound artists. Recent Projects include: Centre for Time Based Art, Hull; Deighton Arts Centre, Huddersfield; Kala Sangam, Centre of Excellence for South Asian Arts; East Street Studios, Leeds; HOST Media Centre, Leeds; Manchester Road Bus Shelters, Bradford.

Andrew Benjamin


Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory at Monash University and Visiting Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Sydney. His publications include Architectural Philosophy. Continuum. 2001 and Disclosing Spaces. On Painting. Clinamen Press, 2004. Beatriz Colomina, School of Architecture, Princeton University

Beatriz Colomina

Beatriz Colomina, who has taught in the School of Architecture at Princeton since 1988, is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist who has written extensively on questions of architecture and media. Her books include Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1994), which was awarded the 1995 International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects, Sexuality and Space, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 1992 and awarded an International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects in 1993, and Architectureproduction (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1988). She has been on the editorial board of Assemblage, Daidalos, and Grey Room, and she is currently completing a book on the relationships between war and modern architecture in the context of the USA in the years following World War II, entitled Domesticity at War: 1945-61. A collection of essays on art entitled Double Exposure: Architecture through Art is forthcoming. Colomina recently received a Graham Foundation grant for her research project X-Ray Architecture: Illness as Metaphor. She is the Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She has been named a 2003 Old Dominion Faculty Fellow at Princeton University.

Jeffrey Kipnis

Jeffrey Kipnis enseigne l’architecture à la Knowlton School of Architecture de la Ohio State University. Il est aussi professeur invité à l’Université Columbia. Critique d’art et d’architecture, il est l’auteur du livre Perfects Arts of Architecture. Il a aussi été conservateur de différentes expositions, notamment Mood River. A Constructive Madness est son premier film. Tom Ball et Brian Neff ont cofondé Telos Productions. Parmi leurs réalisations, mentionnons Le Théâtre de la mode, réalisé pour le Louvre à Paris et le Metropolitan à New York, et primé à deux reprises.



Arts and Humanities Research Board School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies University of Leeds