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Ari Seligmann

Assoc Professor

20052018
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Biography

Associate Professor Ari Seligmann (PhD) is a critic, historian and designer engaged in studies of contemporary architecture and urbanism, Japanese architecture, and relations between architecture and media. His current research examines Japanese architecture, architectural photography, and architectural education. He is a regular contributor to the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand with a suite of studies of the discursive construction of Japanese architecture. His Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015, Developments and Dialogues (2016) is one of the first English language surveys of modern Japanese architecture produced in almost 30 years. Ongoing research includes documenting and analysing the evolution of the Kumamoto Artpolis Program (1988-present), which is the longest running public architecture program in the world and a litmus of the development of contemporary Japanese architecture. He is published in Studio Futures (2015), Semi-detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture (2012) and Curating Architecture and the City (2009). He has also published in prominent journals such as Architecture and Culture, Architectural Theory Review, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Journal of Architectural EducationCurrent projects include Japanese Architecture & Urbanism and Architecture and Media.

Research area keywords

  • Architecture
  • Urbanism
  • Contemporary
  • Japan
  • Media
  • architectural photography

Research Output 2005 2018

Tadao Ando Exhibition Endeavours and Challenges

Seligmann, A., 2018, In : Fabrications: the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. 28, 2, p. 275-278 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort ReviewResearchpeer-review

Concretizing civic halls in postwar Japan: A new typology of democratizaton

Seligmann, A., 2017, Zurich, Switzerland: Park Books. 6 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCatalogueResearchpeer-review

Positioning pluralism in "new waves" of post-modern Japanese architecture

Seligmann, A. & McMahon, S., 2017, QUOTATION: What does history have in store for architecture today? Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. Hartoonian, G. & Ting, J. (eds.). Canberra, ACT, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), Vol. 34. p. 653-664 12 p.

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

Japanese Modern Architecture 1920 - 2015: Developments and Dialogues

Seligmann, A., 2016, Wiltshire, UK: The Crowood Press Ltd. 128 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

Mediating photography in the architectural production and dissemination of Ryoji Suzuki's "experience in material" series

Seligmann, A., 2016, Inter - Photography and Architecture. Alcolea, R. & Mingo, J. T. (eds.). Spain: Universidad de Navarra, p. 366 - 377 12 p.

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