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Researcher: Loo, S (Professor Stephen Loo)

Fields of Research

Architectural design
Architectural history, theory and criticism
Ethical theory
Performance art
Drama, theatre and performance studies
Architecture
Art criticism
Landscape architecture
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Design history, theory and criticism
Aesthetics
Cultural theory
Applied ethics
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Architectural computing and visualisation methods
Interaction and experience design
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Mental health services
Library and information studies
Urban policy
Phenomenology
Other built environment and design
Regional analysis and development
Social policy
Mental health nursing
Landscape ecology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Macroeconomic theory
Art theory
Tourism
Air pollution modelling and control

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Environmental ethics
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
The performing arts
The creative arts
Pedagogy
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Management, resources and leadership
Other culture and society
Expanding knowledge in human society
Other education and training
Mental health
Pacific Peoples community services
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Urban planning
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Mental health services
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Provision of health and support services
Ability and disability
Sustainability indicators
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Communication across languages and culture

Career Best Publications

A picture book of invisible worlds: semblances of insects and humans in Jakob von Uexküll's laboratory; Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities
Abstract Care; Deleuze and Architecture
Deleuze and Architecture; Edinburgh University Press
Design-ing ethics; Design and Ethics: Reflection on Practice
Eating (with) insects: insect gastronomies and upside-down ethics; Parallax
Emergent molarities: resistances on the molecular plane of biology and digital architecture; Architectural Theory Review
Insects and other minute perceptions in the Baroque House; Deleuze and the Non/Human
Mistress O and the bees: biopolitics and the performance of a makeshift poetics; Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts
Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts; I.B. Taurus and Co., Ltd.
Responding by Mimicry, or Three Frames Towards Becoming a Visual Animal; Visual Animals: Crossovers, Evolution and New Aesthetics
The (Not So) Smooth Flow Between Architecture and Life; Architecture in The Space of Flows

Research Publications

29th SAHANZ Conference 2012 Conference Proceedings; The 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand
A pedagogy of the concept: rereading an architectural convention through the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari; The International Journal of Art & Design Education
A picture book of invisible worlds: semblances of insects and humans in Jakob von Uexküll's laboratory; Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities
A State of Small Architectures
A Weekend Away: Tasmanian Architectural Narratives Weekend; Architecture Australia
Abstract Care; Deleuze and Architecture
Aldo Iacobelli: From time to time we talk to the moon; Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly
And the Open Bridge: Labour, Enchantment, There Forever; Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts
AnUneven Social Topography: State Library of South Australia, Guida Moseley Brown and Hassekk Architects
Belonging and Time: Technology, Heidegger's 'Event of Appropriation,' and New Dutch Architecture ; Architectural Theory Review
Beyond Equilibrium; AASA
Biological Life: The Pedagogy of an Architectural Concept; AASA
Bringing art, research and people together, Anne and Gordon Museum of Art, University of South Australia; Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly
Choose Technology, Choose Economics: The Ethico-Aesthetic Obligation of the Arts and Humanities ; Innovation and Tradition: Arts, Humanities and the Knowledge Economy
Cinematic Multitude, Indeterminate Urbanism; Kerb: RMIT Journal of Landscape Architecture
Cinematic Sustainability: Film, Architecture and Ecological Production ; Architectural Science Association Conference
Contemporary Aboriginal art and the cultural landscapes of urban Australia; Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference (UHPH 14): Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History
Contesting Design in the General Terrain of Contemporary Public Space; Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
De-signing as bio-technological endosymbiosis; De-signing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice
Deleuze and Architecture; Edinburgh University Press
Design-ing ethics; Design and Ethics: Reflection on Practice
Digital phenomenology and post-humanist ethics in architecture ; Architecture and Phenomenology International Conference
Dutch Courage, Asian Know How: East-West Theoretical Crossings in Contemporary Urban Studies ; Sixth Australasian of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Eating (with) insects: insect gastronomies and upside-down ethics; Parallax
Ecology and the Poetics of Brine; Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference
Educational Grid: Kurrajong Precinct Pultney Grammar School
Emergent molarities: resistances on the molecular plane of biology and digital architecture; Architectural Theory Review
Exquisite Pragmatism: Scholz Vinall
Extra Ordinary: Sarah Wigglesworth, Architect, London
Flows at the limits of colonial Tasman historiography; Global Entrepreneurship and the South Pacific: Reframing Australian Colonial Architecture 1800-1850
Governing Architecture: Theory, Technology, and the Rise of Architectural Science Discourse in Australia 1953-1965; 37th annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association
Having not felt like eating, but eaten, I sat down to eat / tea
How to un-perform design and un-design performance; Design and Performance Workshop: An Experimental Workshop at The American University of Paris
Insect affects: the big and small of the entomological imagination in childhood; Angelaki
Insects and other minute perceptions in the Baroque House; Deleuze and the Non/Human
Interstices 13: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts; Interstices 13: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts
Introduction: Reviewing Architectural Theory ; Architectural Theory Review
Introduction: Technics, memory and the architecture of history; Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts
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Koolhaas's Generic and Melancholic Indeterminacy ; XIXth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
Languaging: Digital Diagrams and the 'Show and Tell' of Design ; 36th annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association
Mistress O and the bees: biopolitics and the performance of a makeshift poetics; Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts
Multi-Function Citizenship: Mawson Centre and Garth Bloomer Building, UniSA, Russell & Yelland and Guida Moseley Brown Architects
Other Small Ecologies: Troppo Architects, Adelaide Affordable Eco-Housing Competition ; Architecture Australia (official national journal of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects)
Panorama to Paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architecture and Urban History and Theory; Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Performative Ecologies in the Built Environment: Sustainability Research Across Disciplines ; 2009 ANZAScA Conference
Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts; I.B. Taurus and Co., Ltd.
Possible words: The Architecture of the Imagination, Architecture Symposium
Responding by Mimicry, or Three Frames Towards Becoming a Visual Animal; Visual Animals: Crossovers, Evolution and New Aesthetics
School of fine Furniture ; Architecture Australia
Small Protests Against Forgetting
Sound interpretation - acoustic ecologies and urban history; Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference (UHPH 14): Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History
Strangely Familiar (working title) ; Strangely Familiar (working title)
Summoning Daena: drawing the parallel; Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts
Sustaining pedagogy in history and theory of design; AASA
The 'Fusion of Horizon's': affect and the learning subject in architectural history and theory; Architecture @ the Edge
The (Not So) Smooth Flow Between Architecture and Life; Architecture in The Space of Flows
The anxiety of relations: risk in Heidegger's experience with language for architecture and philosophy; The International Journal of the Humanities
the business of being a university; Architecture Bulletin, Learning Curves
The Dance of the Terrace and the Confidence of a City: North Terrace Redevelopment Stage 1 ; Place (official journal of the SA Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects)
The end of a metaphor and the collapse of the thinking subject; International Alvar Aalto Meeting of Modern Architecture
The Exhaustive and the Exhausted - Deleuze AND Architecture; Deleuze and Architecture
The Given (Interior) World; IDEA, Journal of the Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association
The Professional Life: the Educable Body on the Convergence of Film and Architecture ; AASA
The role of informal community resources in supporting independent housing for young people recovering from mental illness; AHURI Positioning Paper
The role of informal community resources in supporting stable housing for young people recovering from mental illness: key issues for housing policy-makers and practitioners; AHURI Final Report Series
The Transverse Face: Architecture X Culture; Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Urban Renewal from the Inside Out: Spatial and Critical Literacies in a Low Socioeconomic School Community ; Mind, Culture and Activity
Wild Invention, Urban Belonging: Wilderness as Proposition in the City ; Wild Cities/Urban Wilderness Symposium

Research Projects

Design and Architecture Practice Research: Contemporary PhD (DAP_r); Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Developing cross-disciplinary Performance Capture capacity and expertise through Cultural Heritage initiatives and international networks; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Games for Health: A technology platform for health and wellbeing (G4HEALTH); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Deeper Meaning of Embodiment for Knowledge Creation at UTAS; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Role of Informal Community Resources in Supporting Independent Housing for Young People Recovering from Mental Illness: A Guide for Housing Policy Makers and Practitioners; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Research Candidate Supervision

Aesthetic Concerns for Bicycle Highways
After Dark- Architecture and the Art of Projection in 'Outer Space'
Between the Physical and the Virtual
Changing Paradigms of Contemporary Consumption- Sustainability, Adaptation and the New Shopping Centre
Digital Tectonics and the Manufacture of Architecture- Computation and Fabrication in Education and Practice
Instruction and Divergence- mapping systems of emerging methodology
Reconstruction of Memory- Living in Someone Else's House
Textual Representations of the Socio-Urban History of Baghdad- Critical Approaches to the Historiography of Baghdad in the 18th and 19th Centuries
The 'Affective Turn' in Critical Literacies in History and Theory of Design Disciplines
The 'Paschal Mystery' as a Construct for Creativity, Multiculturalism, and Sustainability in Design
The Relationship Between the Disciplines of Design and Education
What is Landscape? Aalto / Utzon