If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

Jacqui Alexander is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Program Director of the Bachelor of Architecture. Jacqui is an interdisciplinary practitioner working across architecture, spatial practice and media. She is a director of Alexander Sheridan Architecture, a freelance writer and editor.

Jacqui is founding editor of 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, and The National Gallery of Victoria. In 2014, POST Magazine was invited to develop a new experimental media project for the London Festival of Architecture, produced in collaboration with Monash Art Projects and exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Jacqui's current research investigates the architectural and urban implications of the sharing economy. Recent works include the Supershared installation in collaboration with Sibling Architecture for RMIT Design Hub's Occupied exhibition (2016). 

Prior to her engagement at MADA, Jacqui Alexander worked for Kerstin Thompson Architects on several award winning projects, including MUMA and House and Hanging Rock, which won the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture in 2014.

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, Bachelor of Architectural Design, RMIT University

Architecture, Masters of Architecture, RMIT University

Research area keywords

  • Sharing Economy
  • Italian Radical Design
  • Platform Urbanism
  • Disruptive Housing
  • Architecture and Media
  • Architecture and Capitalism
  • Digital Disruption
  • Shared Space
  • Shared Housing

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Ethnographic Documentary as a Translator of Architecture and Urban Research: Perspectives on an Australian-Italian Intercultural Experience

Rose, C., Alexander, J. & Grassi, S., 2 Jan 2020, In : The Design Journal. 23, 1, p. 113-131 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

'Domesticity On-Demand: The Architectural and Urban Implications of Airbnb in Melbourne, Australia' - SM - 'Sharing Cities Shaping Cities'

Alexander, J., 2019, Sharing Cities Shaping Cities. Salvia, G., Morello, E. & Arcidiacono, A. (eds.). Basel, Switzerland: MDPI AG, p. 6-15 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Speculations on the architecture of a commons-based economy

Alexander, J., 2019, p. 64-65. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Domesticity On-Demand: The Architectural and Urban Implications of Airbnb in Melbourne, Australia

Alexander, J., 12 Sep 2018, In : Urban Science. 2, 88, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Prizes

2012 Houses Awards - New House over 200m2

Kerstin Thompson (Recipient), Lynn Chew (Recipient), Laurence Dragomir (Recipient), Julian Patterson (Recipient), Sophie Herel (Recipient), Michael Artemenko (Recipient), Gemma Hohnen (Recipient) & Alexander, Jacqui (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

File

2012 National Architecture Awards - Residential Architecture - Houses - National Commendation

Kerstin Thompson (Recipient), Lynn Chew (Recipient), LAURANCE DRAGAMIR (Recipient), Julian Patterson (Recipient), Sophie Herel (Recipient), Michael Artemenko (Recipient), Gemma Hohnen (Recipient) & Alexander, Jacqui (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

File

2018 Winner: Horbury Hunt Award for Residential Architecture, Kerstin Thompson Architects

Kerstin Thompson (Recipient), Lynn Chew (Recipient), Kelley Mackay (Recipient), Alexander, Jacqui (Recipient), Ben Pakulsky (Recipient) & Julian Patterson (Recipient), Aug 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

AIA Award for Public Architecture Carrum Downs Police Station, Kerstin Thompson Architects

Thompson, Kerstin (Recipient), Kelley Mackay (Recipient), Scott Diener (Recipient), Michael McLeod (Recipient), Alexander, Jacqui (Recipient) & Laurence Dragomir (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

AIA Marion Mahoney Award for Interior Architecture MUMA Gallery, Kerstin Thompson Architects

Thompson, Kerstin (Recipient), Sophie Herel (Recipient), Scott Diener (Recipient), Lynn Chew (Recipient), Alexander, Jacqui (Recipient) & Laurence Dragomir (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

ABC Top 5 Arts Residencies: Australia Council for the Arts / ABC / University of Melbourne

Jacqui Alexander (Visiting researcher)

Nov 2020Dec 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesArtist in residency

University of Technology Sydney

Jacqui Alexander (Visiting researcher)

20 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Supertight floor talks

Jacqui Alexander (Contributor)

14 Aug 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Sharing Cities, Shaping Cities

Jacqui Alexander (Invited speaker)

5 Mar 20186 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Speaker: GLITCH, PHOTOGRAPHY, CRITICAL IMAGE-MAKING, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ARCHITECTURAL IMAGE

Jacqui Alexander (Contributor)

22 Mar 2018

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

Press / Media

3CR CITY LIMITS: 'Airbnb & housing equality'

Jacqui Alexander

20/11/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Shifting the status quo: 2018 Housing Futures

Jacqui Alexander

14/08/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Review

ARCHITECTUREAU: 'Shifting the status quo: 2018 Housing Futures'

Jacqui Alexander

14/08/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Future Forum with Jacqui Alexander at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art

Jacqui Alexander

9/08/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities