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Jane Rendell, Director of Research at the Bartlett
November 5, 2008 05:00 PM
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Lecture Hall, Room 2104
Art + Architecture Building
Jane Rendell is an architectural designer and historian, art critic, and writer. Through individual and collaborative research projects, her work over the past 10 years has explored various interdisciplinary intersections—feminist theory and architectural history, fine art and architectural design, autobiographical writing and criticism—examining how the theories and practices of one discipline can be used to explore and question another, producing in the process new modes of knowledge. She considers certain types of writing, as well art and architecture, to be forms of critical spatial practice and is currently engaged, through teaching and research, in a project of 'site-writings.'
Rendell is author of Art and Architecture (2006), The Pursuit of Pleasure, (2002); co-editor of Pattern (2006), Critical Architecture (2007), Spatial Imagination (2005), The Unknown City, (2001), Intersections, (2000), Gender Space Architecture, (1999), Strangely Familiar, (1995) and editor of 'Critical Architecture' special issue of the Journal of Architecture (June, 2005), and 'A Place Between', special issue of the Public Art Journal, (October, 1999). She is on the Editorial Board for ARQ (Architectural Research Quarterly) and the Journal of Visual Culture in Britain, is a member of the AHRB Peer Review College and Chair of the Judging Panel for the RIBA Research Awards. In 2006 she was a research fellow at CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) at the University of Cambridge and received an honorary degree from the University College of the Creative Arts.
Rendell is visiting the College as a part of the Master of Science in Architecture Design Research Program.