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Biography

Dr Alysia Bennett is an architectural researcher and lecturer at Monash University.

Alysia’s research focuses on how the design, construction and occupation of the built environment is influenced by planning regulation, law, economics, culture and society. Specifically, her work aims to understand and engage with the spatial implications of such influences in order to identify opportunities for architectural operation and innovation. Her doctoral thesis Stealth Urbanism focused on overcoming barriers to the densification and diversification of suburban housing via the manipulation of physical and systemic grey spaces in legal loopholes, ambiguous language and human perception.


Over the past decade, Bennett has undertaken a range of architectural research and consulting roles within the public and private sectors, including the University of Tasmania, BVN and the Office of the State Architect in Tasmania. In addition to lecturing at Monash, she is currently associated with Cumulus Studio and Parlour's WikiD Australia initiative.

Research interests

  • Housing
  • Regional, remote and rural architecture and urbanism
  • Stealth architecture and urbanism

Research area keywords

  • housing
  • stealth
  • architecture
  • strategic design
  • design research
  • regional cities
  • regional architecture

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

'Afterlife of the mine: lessons in how towns remake challenging sites' - SM - Foreground

Harper, L., Bennett, A. & Brewin, R., 2019, Foreground: Cities, places and the people who make them.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access

Backyard Housing Boom: New Markets for Affordable Housing and the Role of Digital Technology

Bennett, A., Cuff, D. & Wendel, G., 2019, In : Technology Architecture and Design. 3, 1, p. 76-88 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

#ParlourInstaGuest: A Space to Speak?

Bennett, A., Davidge, T. & Edwards, C., 2018, Historiographies of Technology and Architecture: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand. Merwood-Salisbury, J., Dudding, M. & McDonald, C. (eds.). Wellington, NZ: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), p. 30-46 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Afterlife of the mine

Harper, L., Bennett, A. & Brewin, R., 2018, 8 p. Perth, WA, Australia : Future West.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access

Prizes

2017 NGV Architecture Commission Design Competition - Shortlisted

Alysia Bennett (Recipient), Keith Westbrook (Recipient), Peter Walker (Recipient) & Jet O'Rourke (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture

Alysia Bennett (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2018

Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group (AUHPH)

Alysia Bennett (Speaker)
31 Jan 20182 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

On Stealth

Alysia Bennett (Contributor)
9 Jun 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Architect Victoria (Journal)

Alysia Bennett (Guest editor), Virginia Jane Mannering (Guest editor)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Victoria University Wellington External Thesis Assessor

Alysia Bennett (Examiner)
2017

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

Tutor: Travelling Senior Urban Design Studio, Melbourne

Alysia Bennett (Facilitator)
Oct 2016Nov 2016

Activity: Teaching EngagementsExecutive education programs

Press / Media

Dark Mofo presents on Silence lecture series in Hobart

Alysia Bennett

9/03/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

A discussion about 'stealth'

Alysia Bennett

9/06/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Why some of our most creative architects are coming from Tasmania

Alysia Bennett

18/04/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

LABONLINE: 'Art meets science: the evolutionary dimensions of creative expression'

Ross Brewin, Kit Wise, Alysia Bennett, Hang Jiang, Tess Wang, Piers Morgan, Lachlan Harris, Constance Mehel, Alexander McGlade, Nicholas Rogers, Li Ren Tao, Anna Margin, Brendan Murray & Mark Dower

26/02/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

DESIGN SATELLITE: 'Kirsha Kaechele // MONA Tasmania'

Ross Brewin, Kit Wise, Alysia Bennett, Hang Jiang, Tess Wang, Piers Morgan, Lachlan Harris, Constance Mehel, Alexander McGlade, Nicholas Rogers, Anna Margin, Li Ren Tao, Brendan Murray & Mark Dower

8/04/15

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other