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Biography

Dr Jacqui Alexander is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture, and Director of Alexander & Sheridan Architecture. 

Alexander & Sheridan Architecture adopts an expanded approach to architectural practice which includes the design and delivery of buildings, speculative design and research, teaching, and the dissemination of architectural ideas through exhibitionspublicationslectures, and public broadcasting. In 2021, Alexander & Sheridan Architecture was awarded the Emerging Architects' Prize at the Victorian Architecture Awards.

Jacqui's research explores the interrelationship between architecture,  contemporary culture, technology and politics. Her practice-based PhD, entitled "Dwelling on the Platform: Housing Access and Equity in the Digital Society," explores the impacts of emerging platform technologies and economies on the financialisation of housing, and alternative applications for these tools towards a fairer and more sustainable built environment. Recent works include the Supershared installation in collaboration with Sibling Architecture for RMIT Design Hub's Occupied exhibition (2016) and Tenancy ≠ Title (2020) which was shortlisted in the 2021 ArchitectureAU Unbuilt Prize.

Jacqui has had a parallel career in architecture publishing, co-founding Melbourne and Paris-based independent architecture journal POST Magazine, which won the 2009 Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media (VIC). POST Magazine has toured globally as part of the Archizines exhibition, having been shown at leading design venues including The Vitra Design Museum at Weil Am Rhein, The Victoria and Albert Museum London, GTA Exhibitions at the ETH Zurich, the RMIT Design Hub, The National Gallery of Victoria and the V&A Museum in London. In 2020 Jacqui was an inaugural recipient of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australia Council for the Arts Top 5 Arts Residency where she developed architectural content in her area of expertise for a range of ABC platforms.

 

 

 

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, Doctor of Philosophy, Dwelling on the Platform: Housing Access and Equity in the Digital Society, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 11 Jul 2023

Architecture, Bachelor of Architectural Design, RMIT University

Architecture, Masters of Architecture, RMIT University

External positions

Heritage Committee Member, Royal Australian Institute of Architects (trading as Australian Institute of Architects)

1 Feb 2023 → …

Research area keywords

  • Housing Speculation
  • Platform Technology
  • Platform Urbanism
  • Rental Housing
  • Shared Housing
  • Sharing Economy
  • Shared Space
  • Architecture and Capitalism
  • Italian Radical Design
  • Architecture and Media
  • Activist Practices

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