Jan Smitheram

Courses

Teaching in 2018

Qualifications

BArch (Hons), BPhysED, PhD Melb

Research interests

My current research interests include:

  • contemporary architectural theory and history
  • performance, performativity, affect, occupation
  • relationships between the body and interiors.

Current research projects

My current research project involves working on a URF funded project researching how architects think about the body when they design. Papers currently under preparation address questions of architectural representation, performativity, occupation and affect.

I am also working in collaboration with Simon Twose, our research explores the relationship between the body and the built in terms of theory and practice. Our research will be made available through conferences and journal publication.

Selected publications

Smitheram, J. (2013). Spatial Narratives of Practice. INTER[sections]. Porto.

Moloney, J, Twose, S. & Smitheram, J. (2013). The Method of Design: Towards a Handbook of Design Research Tactics. Designing Education. D, Ramirez., J, Alexander., & Fairley, A. (pp. 257-269). Melbourne: National Library of Australia.

Smitheram, J. & Twose, S. (2012). Practice After Television. Fabulation. King, S. (Ed.). (pp. 1022-1034) Tasmania: University of Tasmania.

Smitheram, J. (2012). 'Regulation and Transformation: A Content Analysis of the Representation of Women in Architecture New Zealand, 1998-2008.' Architectural Theory Review. 15 (52). (pp. 299-316).

Kaji-O’Grady, S. & Smitheram, J. (2012). Critical Utopia: Site of Reversible Density, Yoro. In H. Heynen, J L. Genard, & T. Kaminer (Eds.), Critical tools: International colloquium on architecture and cities #3. Belgium: La Lettre Volée.

Smitheram, J. & Twose, S. (2010) Mixed Theory.  Proceedings SAHANZ. Newcastle, Sydney.

Smitheram, J. & Woodcock, I. (2009). Affective Territories. In by G. Lee (Ed.). Idea Journal.

Smitheram, J. & Wood, P. (2009). Sustainable theory/theorizing sustainability. Smitheram, J. & Wood, P (Eds). AASA. Wellington, New Zealand. CD-ROM.

Smitheram, J. & Twose, S. (2009). Sustainable theory/affective possibilities. In by J, Smitheram. & P, Wood. (Eds). Sustainable theory/theorizing sustainability. Association of Architecture Schools in Australasia. (pp. 1-9). Wellington, New Zealand.

Smitheram, J. & Twose, S. (2009). Occupying Atmosphere. Conference Proceedings. Brighton, United Kingdom.

Smitheram, J. & Woodcock, I. (2009). Knowing Occupations. Conference Proceedings. Brighton, United Kingdom.

Smitheram, J. (2008). A performative account of power and place. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference. Ins by E, Tilley (Ed.). Massey University. (pp. 1-14). Wellington, New Zealand.

Smitheram, J. (2008). Would the Real Vitruvius Please Stand Up?. Proceedings of the XXVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australian and New Zealand. (pp. 1-13). Geelong, Australia: SAHANZ.

Smitheram, J. (2008). Crisis of the Object by Gevork Hartoonian. [Book Review]. Fabrications, 18:1.

Smitheram, J. & Woodcock, I. (2008). Theory is dead! Long Live Theory. XXVth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 1-15). Geelong, Australia: SAHANZ.

Woodcock, I. & Smitheram, J. (2008). No Contest: Reciprocities of power and place in a multicultural street. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference. Ins by E, Tilley. (Ed.). Massey University. (pp. 1-15). Wellington, New Zealand.

Smitheram, J. (2007). Architecture Beyond Representation. In by S, Loo. & K, Bartsch. (Eds.).  Panorama to Paradise, Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory. (pp. 1-12) Adelaide, Australia: SAHANZ.

Smitheram, J. & Woodcock, I. (2007). Whiteness and architecture in terror politics. In by S, Loo. & K, Bartsch. (Eds.) Panorama to Paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory.  (pp. 1-13). Adelaide, Australia: SAHANZ.

Smitheram, J. & Woodcock, I. (2007, December). Race and Power: The Building of a Contemporary Melbourne. Power and Space. Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Smitheram, J S. (2006). Doing Identity: Contested mobilisation of the subject. XXIIIth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. Ins by T, McMinn., J, Stephens. & S, Basson. (Eds.). (pp. 591-597). Fremantle, Australia.

Smitheram, J. (2005). Utopian Bodies: Questions of Negotiation and Agency. Arakawa and Gins, Architecture and Philosophy. Nanterre, Paris.

Smitheram, J. (2005). To contest celebration: the case of women architects in the profession. SAHANZ Conference Proceedings. Napier, New Zealand.

Smitheram, J. (2005). Architecture of Mobility: a Question of Subjectivity. Seeing, Understanding, Learning in the Mobile Age. Budapest, Hungary.

Smitheram, J. (2004). Architecture from the Outside: Enabling and Constraining Limits. SAHANZ Conference Proceedings. Melbourne, Australia.

Kaji-O’Grady, S. & Smitheram, J. (2003). Critical Utopias. NETHCA, Critical Tools. Belgium.

Smitheram, J. (2003). Questions of Occupation and the Body from Parc de la Villette to the Site of Reversible Destiny. SAHANZ Conference, Proceedings. Sydney, Australia.

Full list of publications

Courses

Teaching in 2018