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Researcher: Sawyer, M (Dr Mark Sawyer)

Fields of Research

Architectural history, theory and criticism
Industrial and product design
Design history, theory and criticism
Architectural design
Urban geography
Media studies
Architectural science and technology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
The media
Visual communication
Social ethics
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Understanding Australia's past
Wood sawing and veneer
Timber materials

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A constellation of stars: what a local newspaper talks about when it talks about star architecture; European Planning Studies
AR-assisted brickwork; Materiality 2020: brick and block in contemporary architecture
Call-and-response: group formation and agency enacted through an architectural magazine, its letters and editorials; The 32nd annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
Designing communication | Communicating design: multimodality, interdisciplinary methods, and the challenge of architectural magazine exceptionalism; villardjournal
Designing with Recycled Plastic Filament: Processes, Principles, and Prototypes
Exhibiting the Archive
How smart are our Streets?
In Media Res: An Exhibition of Critical Design Practice
In Media Res: An Exhibition of Critical Design Practice (catalogue)
In search of architectural magazines; Architectural Research Quarterly
Mutable Mobile - A device of gathering and framing
Readers or users? Mobility and multimedia in the archives of the future; 14th Conference of the European Association for Urban History
Technology is making cities Ďsmartí, but itís also costing the environment
The 'Transition Translations': marginality, vagueness and egalitarianism as characteristics of an Australian architectural periodical; The Site of Discourse: Thinking architecture through publication International Conference
The Transition Translations: how marginality, vagueness and egalitarianism allowed an Australian architectural periodical to become a shared object and cross disciplinary boundaries; Journal of Magazine Media
The architecture of the archive; Australian Society of Archivists NatioNational Conference, Archives in a Blade Runner Age: Identity, Memory and Accountability
The Book, the Box, and the Building; The Book, The Box, The Building: Speculations on the Architecture of the Archive
The social life of things: assembly and disassembly as critical procedures in product design; International Materials in Design Symposium: the role of material in context, tradition, and technology in rural and urban settings

Research Projects

Developing a New Generation of Tasmanian Appearance Hardwood Products for In-State Design and Manufacturing; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)

Research Candidate Supervision