"With its second edition, the research done under the tutelage of Leon van Schaik, SueAnne Ware, Colin Fudge, and Geoffrey London is being shared with an international audience. The Design Practice Research program at RMIT is more than 25 years old, but the second Black Book presents working coinciding with the ARC Discovery grant, spanning primarily from 2009 to 2015, or the years following the publication of van Schaik's Spatial Intelligence in 2008." --John Hill, A Daily Dose of Architecture
About the Author
Leon van Schaik - Emeritus Professor Leon van Schaik AO, B.Arch. Studies (Ncle), AADip (SADG), M.Arch (UCT), PhD (CNAA), RIBA, LFAIA, LFAA, School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT, has written books on spatial thinking, the poetics of architecture and the processes involved in procuring innovative architecture. The practice-based design research program that he initiated in 1987 has become a template for institutions worldwide. His support of local architectural cultures and his leadership in the procurement of exemplary architecture has resulted in some of Melbourne’s most distinguished contemporary buildings. He is a founding member of the Academic Court of the London School of Architecture.
SueAnne Ware is a Professor of Landscape Architecture and the Head of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is the founder of out(fit), an all-female collective of design practitioners and academics, as well as a self-confessed design activist.
Colin Fudge is Professor of Urban Futures and Design, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He is a Senior Adviser, Urban Transitions, EU Climate Change KIC; Global Advisor, UN Global Compact, Cities Programme and the King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden, Royal Professor of Environmental Science. Colin was the Inaugural President of RMIT University Europe and also an Emeritus Professor at RMIT University.
Geoffrey London is Professor of Architecture at the University of Western Australia. He is a former government architect of Victoria and Western Australia, and a past dean and head of architecture at UWA.