Michael Dudding

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Director Undergraduate Programme School of Architecture

Courses

Teaching in 2018

Research interests

Architectural History (20th Century), Architectural History (New Zealand), Oral History, Architectural Photography

Qualifications

BA, MArch (Dist) Wgtn

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • postwar New Zealand architects abroad
  • New Zealand architectural history
  • New Zealand modernism
  • modernist architectural heritage
  • architecture and design history.

My current research employs oral history methodology to record the experiences of New Zealand architects, in order to supplement our existing understanding of New Zealand architectural history.

The main area of focus of this work is the immediate postwar era, and specifically the influence of United States architectural ideas, technology, and practice, on the development of architecture in New Zealand.

Other general research interests include New Zealand Modernism, and issues of Modernist architectural heritage.

Current research projects

My current research projects are centered around the following:

  • postwar New Zealand architects abroad
  • heritage values in New Zealand homes
  • Martin Hill Wallpaper Collection.

Selected publications

Dudding, M. (2010). William Alington. 4 Architects: William Alington, James Beard, William Toomath, Derek Wilson. Ins by Stratford, S. (Eds). NZ Architects Monograph Series. New Zealand Architectural Publications Trust.  (pp. 30-33). Auckland, New Zealand.

Dudding, M. (2010, December). Contradicting the testimony: Assessing memory, evidence, and artifice in Oral History research. (Invited presentation). National Oral History Association of New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand.

Dudding, M. (2009, October). Don’t get semantic with me: Aspects of memory recall in Oral History research. (Invited presentation). Chicago Oral History Roundtable. Chicago, USA.

Dudding, M. (2009, October). Contracting the testimony: Assessing memory, evidence, and artifice in Oral History research. Moving Beyond the Interview: 2009 OHA Annual Meeting. Louisville, United States of America.

Dudding, M. (2008). Alington House. Long Live the Modern: New Zealand's New Architecture 1904-1984. Ins by Gatley, J. (Eds). Auckland University Press. (pp. 135). Auckland, New Zealand.

Dudding, M. (2008). Standard Reinforce Concrete Water Tower. Long Live the Modern: New Zealand's New Architecture 1904-1984. Ins by Gatley, J. (Eds). Auckland University Press. (pp. 77). Auckland, New Zealand.

Dudding, M. (2008). Upper Hutt Civic Centre. Long Live the Modern: New Zealand's New Architecture 1904-1984. Ins by Gatley, J. (Eds). Auckland University Press. (pp. 204). Auckland, New Zealand.

Dudding, M. (2008). Wellington Meteorological Office. Long Live the Modern: New Zealand's New Architecture 1904-1984. Ins by Gatley, J. (Eds). Auckland University Press. (pp. 162). Auckland, New Zealand.

Dudding, M. (2008). Memory, evidence and artifice: The overseas journal in New Zealand postwar architectural historiography. From over-sweet cake to wholemeal bread: the Home & Building years New Zealand Architecture in the 1940s a one day symposium. Ins by McCarthy, C. (Eds).  Centre for Building Performance Research, Faculty of Architecture and Design. (pp. 38-45). Wellington, New Zealand.

McCarthy, C M., & Dudding, M G. (2008). Happy delirium and irrational urges: the heritage values of preservationists, modernists and home owners. Responsibilities & Opportunities in Architectural Conservation: Theory, Education, and Practice (Petra University, Amman, Jordon, 3rd-6th November 2008). Ins by Elwazani, S., Malhis, S. & Al-Qawasmi, J. (Eds). CSAAR Press. (pp. 61-76). Amman, Jordon.

Full list of publications

Courses

Teaching in 2018