learning architecture


a PhD in live projects and architectural education

TEDx Belfast: Creativity and the City, 16:00 23/3

TEDx Belfast will be taking place in the city on Wednesday 23 March at 16:00 in the Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office. Tickets for this independently curated event are £30, and amongst those confirmed to speak will be

  • Mark Dowds, BrainPark, California
  • Professor Paul Moore, University of Ulster, Head of School of Creative Arts
  • Professor Ruth Morrow, Queens University School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Maureen Piggott, MENCAP
  • Sinclair Stockman, Active Minds, Paris
  • Colin Williams, Sixteen South

Details and booking here.

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About the project

learning architecture is an academic blog of James Benedict Brown, previously a doctoral candidate in architectural pedagogy at the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. James passed his viva in September 2012 and graduated the following December.

About the author

James Benedict Brown has worked and studied in England, Northern Ireland, France and Canada. Following the completion of his PhD at QUB, he was appointed Lecturer in Architecture at Norwich University of the Arts. A short bio is here.

About the supervisors

The project is supervised by Prof. Ruth Morrow and Keith McAllister. Prior to his appointment at Qatar University in 2009, Prof. Ashraf Salama also supervised the project.


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