Personal details

Name
Dr Simone Brott
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer in Architecture
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
Architecture
Discipline *
Architecture
Phone
+61 7 3138 3244
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Ph.D. Architecture (The University of Melbourne), M.A. History Theory & Criticism of Architecture & Urbanism (Yale University), B.Arch Hons (The University of Melbourne)

Keywords

History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism, Genealogies of Modern Architecture, Biopolitics, Le Corbusier, Modernity Today, the Architectural Image, and Iconic Project,, Radical French Philosophy, Film, Architectural Subjectivity

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Simone Brott is an architect, writer and critic, and Coordinator of Architectural Design at Queensland University of Technology. She has a Masters of Architecture from Yale University and PhD in Architecture from The University of Melbourne. Her books include Architecture for a Free Subjectivity: Deleuze and Guattari at the Horizon of the Real and Architecture Post Mortem: The Diastolic Architecture of Decline, Dystopia, and Death (New editions, Routledge, 2016). A regular contributor to Log: Observations on Architecture and the City (New York), her writings have also appeared in AD Architectural Design (London); Thresholds: Journal of the MIT Department of Architecture; Architectural Theory Review: Journal of the Department of Architecture, The University of Sydney; and the Journal of Architecture and Urbanism. Brott has recently completed a new book Digital Monuments: The Dreams and Abuses of Iconic Architecture, an acerbic critique of iconic architecture and the hijacking of the public imagination by the digital image in the contemporary city. She is working on a second project, the Financialisation of iconic Architecture, which examines the transformation of architecture into a financial instrument and the increasing role of financial institutions in cities. Her third project, Le Corbusier and Fascism investigated recent allegations of Le Corbusier’s fascism and the attendant scandal in France, in which she continues to play a public role. Brott has lectured internationally at Yale University, Harvard University, Boston University, University of Michigan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, and The University of Melbourne.

 

 

 

 

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Teaching

Simone Brott is Coordinator of Architectural Design 4, the Film Studio, a cross-disciplinary Architecture and Urban Design Studio at QUT where students shoot an urban film on-location which becomes a platform for a critical urban intervention and architectural response in a variety of sites from the Brisbane North Bank to Newstead, Kangaroo Point, and Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. The studio feeds into my research on film, media, and the contemporary city. In 2010 I won a grant to host a public screening of 12 shortlisted urban films produced in the studio which created an important link between QUT School of Design and Brisbane City. That same year I created the film studio’s YouTube Channel in order to publicly disseminate the Competition Playlists of shortlisted films for each year, including: YouTube Playlist Film Competition 2010. The YouTube channel connects QUT with a global community interested in the relationship between architecture and film. In 2011 The State Library of Queensland in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology School of Design held a second screening of six student urban films which are now a permanent exhibit at The Edge State Library electronic archive. Work from this studio has also been exhibited at The University of Sydney Expanded Architecture Research Group’s International Architecture Film Event held at the Carriageworks Performance Space alongside entries from the AA School of Architecture, London; The Bartlett School of Architecture, London; University of The Arts, London; Arrhaus School of Architecture, Denmark; Dublin as a Cinematic City, Ireland; Design Lab Screen Studio, Australia; and Sona Cinecity, The University of Melbourne (here).

Brott is also the Coordinator of Modern Architecture and the graduate masters unit Contemporary Architectural Theory at QUT. She has delivered a wide variety of units at QUT, Melbourne University and Yale: from CAD, Building Science and Design Studio to Modern Architecture and Contemporary Architectural Theory, to both undergraduate, and postgraduate cohorts.

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Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2014
Details
The Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Fellowship 2014, $2000USD
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2013
Details
Early Career Academic Recruitment Development Award for Le Corbusier Research Project, June, 2013, $3000AUD
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2013
Details
Professional Development Leave Award to fund Archive Trip to Fondation le Corbusier, Queensland University of Technology, $10,000AUD. The PDL grant is a competitive, university-wide scheme; I was one of only two awarded at the university.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Queensland University of Technology, School of Design Excellence in Research Award, 2012
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2003
Details
Yale School of Architecture Funding ($50,000USD) awarded to host international colloquium and seminar series: Architecture and Affect. Speakers included: Peggy Deamer, Brian Massumi, Gary Genosko, Ernst Prelinger, Elizabeth Grosz, Ed Mitchell
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Early Career Academic Recruitment Development Award for participation in The Second PhilArch Conference: Architecture and Image, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design and Boston University, Department of Philosophy, 19-20 October, 2012, $10,000AUD
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Yale University, Provost Merit Scholarship to undertake the Masters of History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale School of Architecture, $40,000USD
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Australian Postgraduate Scholarship to undertake the Ph.D. in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne $85,000AUD
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Foundation for Young Australians, Australia, Centenary Scholarship to fund the cost of undertaking the Masters in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale School of Architecture, $20,000AUD
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2003
Details
Everett Victor Meeks Graduate Fellowship awarded for academic excellence upon graduation from Yale University School of Architecture.