Rosalea Monacella is an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT.
Rosalea’s teaching focuses and builds on an integrated scholarship model, where teaching design, research seminars and theoretical frameworks course directly draw on her research expertise, exploring and sharing a number of the research thematics and approaches in the teaching curriculum and pedagogical structure.
Associate Professor BArch(Hons), MA
Co- founded OUTR (Office of Urban Transformation Research), a practice-based research unit in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University
Theoretical Frameworks Co-curator
Design Research Project Thesis (5th Year) Coordinator for Master of Landscape Architecture
Kerb Journal Editorial Board Chair and Course Coordinator/ lecturer
Rosalea has been a recipient of a number of national and international awards related to her research undertakings. The OUTR lab, which she co-directs, has undertaken research on a number of cities around the world and completed a number of urban masterplans in china, USA, South America, Europe and Australia that explores design at the nexus of the urban and natural environments. The approach is for the generation of sustainable urban futures for living through a practice of design that is informed from the ’ground-up & top down forces’ through a careful and rigorous exploration of economic, environmental, and social complex systems that constitute an ever-changing city. The research brings together complex urban issues and advanced digital modelling techniques as an approach for providing solutions.
Rose brings a deep knowledge and expertise in transforming the urban environment and the impact of the shifting dynamics in resource flows. This can be evidenced through her experience with OUTR.
- Monacella, R.,Douglas, C. (2015). Get sunflowered In: 'Sunflowers in full bloom in middle of Morwell in the Latrobe Valley' Melbourne, Australia
- Belesky, P.,Monacella, R.,Burry, M.,Burry, J. (2015). A field in flux: exploring the application of computational design techniques to landscape architectural design problems In: Proceedings of the Computational Ecologies: Design in the Anthropocene (ACADIA 2015), Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 19-25 October 2015
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). Fate amenable to change In: Places and Spaces of Monstrosity, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). In the Loop: Cronulla Circuit In: Cronulla Design Ideas Competition Cronulla, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). The Ambition of Urban Realities In: Temporary Urban Catalysts for Change Melbourne, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). Art Projections In: Morewell Winter Night Morewell, Victoria
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). Nature's Cathedral 'Pop-up' Park In: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress 2014 Sydney, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R.,Afflick, G. (2013). Mitchell Shire Bushfire Memorial In: Mitchell Shire Bushfire Memorial Mitchell Shire, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R.,Afflick, G. (2013). B.Home (Delacombe Wetlands Competition) In: Delacombe Wetlands Competition Ballarat, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R.,Afflick, G. (2013). Low Carbon Futures International Design Ideas Competition In: Transiting Cities (phase 1) Melbourne, Australia
- ReActivate Latrobe Valley. Funded by: Regional Development Victoria Contract from (2014 to 2015)
- Pop-Up Park Competition Brief - IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. Funded by: Parks Victoria Competitive Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2014)
- Cronulla Design Ideas Competition - In the Loop. Funded by: Sutherland Shire Council Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2014)
- Latrobe Valley mine rehabilitation visual options study, Transiting Cities - low carbon futures. Funded by: Department of Primary Industries, Government of Victoria from (2013 to 2013)
- Delacombe Wetlands Sculpture Project. Funded by: City of Ballarat Contract from (2013 to 2013)
3 PhD Completions and 10 Masters by Research Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions