Hélène Frichot

Professor of Architecture & Philosophy, Director Bachelor of Design
University of Melbourne
<p>I am an architectural theorist and philosopher, writer, and critic and, since the close of 2019, Professor of Architecture & Philosophy and Director of the Bachelor of Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia. I am a Guest Professor, and was formerly the Director of Critical Studies in Architecture, and Professor of Critical Studies and Gender Theory in the School of Architecture, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Stockholm, Sweden, where I was based between 2012-2019. I have been actively involved in architectural education since 1995. Drawing on the two disciplines in which I am trained, architecture and philosophy, my research engages a transdisciplinary field by experimenting with feminist theories and practices, specifically drawing on new materialism and the post-humanities. I am the author of Creative Ecologies: Theorizing the Practice of Architecture (Bloomsbury 2018), How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool (AADR 2016), and Dirty Theory: Troubling Architecture (AADR 2019) and editor on a number of publications, including with Isabelle Doucet, a special edition of ATR (Architectural Theory Review), Resist, Reclaim, Speculate: Situated Perspectives on Architecture and the City, 2018; with Catharina Gabrielsson, and Helen Runting, Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies (Routledge 2017); with Catharina Gabrielsson and Jonathan Metzger, Deleuze and the City (EUP 2016); with Harriet Edquist and Laurene Vaughan, DeSigning Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice (Rowman and Littlefield 2015) and with Stephen Loo, Deleuze and Architecture (EUP 2013). I have written popular articles for several Australian and international journals, including the Avery Review, Footprint, Ed-Archinect, Drawing-On, Architecture Australia, Monument, Artichoke, Inside. I am on the steering committee of the AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association) based in the UK.</p>
Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries, Writing