biographical statement

Dr Hélène Frichot is an Associate Professor and Docent in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH, Stockholm. She leads the Critical Studies in Architecture research and pedagogy division. She co-curated the Architecture+Philosophy public lecture series in Melbourne, Australia (http://architecture.testpattern.com.au) between 2005-2014. Between 2004-2011 she held a tenured academic position in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University. Her research examines the transdisciplinary field between architecture and philosophy (while her first discipline is architecture, she holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney, 2004). Hélène draws predominantly on the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, alongside other poststructuralist as well as feminist thinkers. Her published research has ranged widely from commentary on the ethico-aesthetics of contemporary digital architecture operating within the new biotechnological paradigm, to the role of emerging participatory and relational practices in the arts, including critical and creative spatial practices. She considers architecture-writing to be her mode of practice. Recent publications include: co-editor with Catharina Gabrielsson, Jonathan Metzger, eds. Deleuze and the City (Edinburgh University Press, 2016); co-editor with Elizabeth Grierson, Harriet Edquist, De-Signing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice (Lexington Books, 2015); co-editor with Stephen Loo, eds, Deleuze and Architecture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013); with Helen Runting, ‘Welcome to The Promenade City: A Gentrifictional Cartography of Stockholm in the Postindustrial Age’, in Architecture and Culture: Journal of Architectural Humanities Research Association, Bloomsbury, 2016.

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