RMIT University

Professor SueAnne Ware

Position

Discipline Head

School /
Work Unit

Architecture & Design

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3429

sueanne.ware@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 8
Level: 11
Room: 21

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Design & Social Context


Qualifications

2005 RMIT University, PhD

1993 University of California at Berkeley, MLA

1989 Colorado State University, BSLA

2005

Visiting Professor at The University of New Mexico

2004 - currently

Co-ordinator, Post Graduate Program, Landscape Architecture, RMIT University

1999 - 2003

Program Director - Landscape Architecture, RMIT University

1997 - 1999

Lecturer - Landscape Architecture, RMIT University

1993 - 1997

Assistant Professor - LA, North Carolina A&T State University

1995 - 1997

Adjunct Professor - LA, North Carolina State University

University Community Service and Professional associations

2006

DSC Student Assessment Appeals Panel

2001 - ongoing

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Associate Member

2000 - ongoing

School of Architecture and Design Research Committee

1993 - ongoing

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Senior Member

1993 - ongoing

American Institute of Landscape Architects, Licensed Associate Member

1999 - 2003

School of Architecture and Design Executive Committee

1999 - 2005

Program Advisory Panel

1999 - 2004

Student Staff Consultative Committee

Activities, Honors and Grants

2006

DSC Portfolio Commendation for Emerging Research Supervision 2006

2004

Design Excellence Award, Victorian Chapter, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects for The Road-as-Shrine project

2003

UMAP Grant $18,000, Public Space in Mexico and Melbourne a Comparative study

2003

Victoria Chapter Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Design Awards Jury

2002

National Award for Design Excellence, Anti- Memorial for Heroin Overdose Victims, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

2002

RMIT Research Innovation Award, An Anti- Memorial for Heroin Overdose Victims

2002

RMIT Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant - $1400, Road-as-Shrine Project

2001

Melbourne Festival Grant $30,000, Anti-Memorial to Heroin Overdose Victims

2001

Stolen Generations Memorial Competition (RMIT / Melbourne Museum / Link-Victoria ) Competition Organiser and Chairperson

2001

Sydney Meyer Foundation Grant $10,000, Stolen Generations Memorial Competition

1997 - 2002

Victoria AILA State Design Awards Jury (2000 - 2001 Chairperson)

Postgraduate Thesis Examiner and Peer Reviewer

2004 - ongoing

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant Assessor – Expert assessor of international standing

2004 - ongoing

Peer Reviewer for Landscape Journal

2003 - ongoing

Peer Reviewer for The Society of Architectural Historians in Australia and New Zealand Conference (SAHANZ)

2002 - ongoing

Peer Reviewer for Landscape Review

2000 - ongoing

Peer Reviewer for The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference (CELA)

2000 - ongoing

Peer Reviewer for The International Congress on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

2004/6

Peer Reviewer for the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture Biannual Conference (AILA)

2005

Peer Reviewer for Inside / Out, Interior Design Educators Association Conference.

2005

Pennsylvania State University, MLA examiner

2005

Colorado State University, MLA examiner

2004

University of South Australia, MArch examiner

2003

University of Melbourne, MLA examiner

Invited speaker, Critic and Workshops

2006

Anti-Memorials: Cultural expression and practices in modern landscapes
QUT Dean’s Lecture Series

2006

Memorials and the Uncanny, University of Adelaide, Landscape Architecture Visiting Lecture Series and guest critic

2006

Public Art Colloquia, master class and postgraduate seminar, University of South Australia

2005

Landscape and Memory: The ephemera of place, UNM Northrop Lecture Series

2005

Anti-memorials: Re-thinking the landscape of memory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, School of Natural Resources Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

2005

Australian Landscape and the Art of Memory, The University of California at Berkeley, Landscape Architecture Program Lecture series and guest critic

2005

Border Stories, Invited Guest Critic and Workshop Speaker, The University of California at Los Angeles, Architecture and Design Colloquia Series

2005

Australia and the USA, contested Borders, Utah State University, Dean's Lecture Series

2005

Anti-Memorials and Post S11 Design Work, Pennsylvania State University, Deans Lecture Series and guest critic

2004

Why Memorials?,The University of Georgia, Postgraduate Seminar and studio critique

2004

Dry Places, The University of Nevada at Las Vegas, student design workshop and guest critic

2004

Mexican and Australian Memorial Landscapes, ITSEM –Monterrey, Mexico, Presidente' Lectura Passages e Architectura

2004

Seven Cities and Fluctuating Borders, Exhibition of Student Work and Seminar from UMAP project, RMIT University

2004

Roadside Memorials; a landscape of meaning, Meeting Place Regional Arts Conference, Ballarat, Victoria

2004

Victoria Road Accident Trauma learning seminar, Invited speaker and participant

2004

Mildura Rural Community Youth Association, invited speaker and workshop participant

2003

Seven Cities: Seeing Mexico from the outside in, UDLAP – Puebla, Mexico, student workshop, design critic and organizer

2003

Fluctuating Border Workshop Mexico City, Mexico., Collaborative workshop with IBERO Mexico City, RMIT Melbourne, San Diego New School of Architecture, ESUA Guadalajara, TECM Mexico City, UDLAP Puebla

2001

Indigenous Memorials and Design Competitions Indigenous Culture and Design Education Symposia (Invited speaker) Adelaide University 2001

Research Supervision

Completed Students (Masters of Landscape Architecture)

2005

Tim O'Loan, 'The Urban Yard: Emergent Inner-urban Open Space'

2004

Cesar Torres 'Metapark'

2004

Patrick Franklin, 'On the Margins'

2003

Shree Shaw, 'Heartline Riverfront Development'

2003

Jo Russel-Clarke, 'Casket Creek'

2002

Josie Dujmovic, 'Refiguring Memory'

Current PhD Students (as senior supervisor)

Joanne Russell-Clarke - 'Suburbs and the Architecture of Irony: Desiring, Designing and Delivering Utopia'

Yvette Dumergue - 'Surface Imperfections: and the spaces in-between'

Gabriele Knueppel - 'in|site: sensory and spatial coherence in interior architecture'

Zhang Dian - 'Cemetery Evolution: A History of Landscape Architecture about Cultural Practices of Memory and Sentiment'

Current Masters Students (as senior supervisor)

Scott Adams - 'Time and emergence: designing the non-instant landscape'

Chaya Bratoeva - 'Designing for the Urban Void: non-plan, terrain vague, and landscape nothingness'

Ritsuko Katsumoto - 'Space of transcendence: A Process of becoming'

Li Tang - 'Ten Minute City: Mass transit stations which adapt to the temporary shifts of density and the rapid growing urban fabric'

Lingling Qiu - 'The Unique Character of A Site – Central Plaza in Guangzhou, China'

George Wright - 'HYDROLOGICAL POLITICS & CULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE - The Landscape of Common Sense'

Current Masters Students (as second supervisor)

Craig Douglas, 'Landscape Generator / Operator'

Sarah Qiong Shi, 'Hybrid City -Water as a spatial frame for Shanghai Housing'

Volunteer, community and activities

2004 - ongoing

Sievx Memorial Organisation, offer design and construction expertise, grant application assistance

2003 - ongoing

Active member of the Survivors of Ovarian Cancer Network, offer support and advise to women of ages facing cancer issues

2004

Volunteer for Daffodil Day

2004

Volunteer Mentor for Youth-at-Risk Program, City of Yarra

* Denotes peer refereed publication

Design Research

2007

Monacella, Rosalea and Ware, SueAnne, Fluctuating Borders: Memory and the Emergent, New Possibilities for International Borders Monacella, RMIT Press, Melbourne (May 2007)

2006

'The Commonwealth versus Melbourne's Public Space'* SAHANZ Conference Proceedings, Perth (October 2006)

2006

'Time, Ephemera, and Memory: An Australian Case Study'* International Federation of Landscape Architecture Conference Proceedings, Sydney, Australia, pp. 78 – 92

2005

'Memory Slips: Speculations in Australia Anti-Memorial Design'* CELA Conference Proceedings. The University of Georgia, Athens GA, pp. 48 -62

2004

Social Infrastructure and Landscape Design (Book Chapter) in Mesh /Infrastructure Eds. Raxworthy, Julian and Blood, Jessica, RMIT Press, 2004 pp. 120-129

2004

'The Nature of Design', * AILA Conference Proceedings, Brisbane 2004, http://www.aila.org.au/research/refereed/2004.htm

2004

'The Road-as-Shrine: A Case Study in Design Process over Product'*, Landscape Review, volume 9:1 pp.226-230

2004

'The Road-as-Shrine and other Anti-Memorials in Australia'*, Roadside Memorials: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach Conference, University of New England, Armadale, NSW pp. 48 - 70

2004

'Rethinking the Landscapes of Australian Public Memory'*, Environmental Design Research Association Conference Proceedings, Albuquerque, New Mexico, pp. 69 - 75

2004

'Contemporary Anti-Memorials and National Identity in the Victorian Landscape'*, Colonial Post - Journal of Australian Studies, no. 81, 2004, pp.121-134

2003

'The Ecology of Contemporary Landscape Design'*, SAHANZ Conference Proceedings, The University of Sydney, Sydney, pp. 338-343

2003

'Contemporary Memorials: Ephemeral and Impermanent Installations in Australia'* International Conference on Historic Monuments and History, Savannah, Georgia pp. 108 - 130

2001

'Contemporary Australian Design and the Anti-Memorials'*, Australia ICOMOS Conference (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Adelaide University, Adelaide, Fall 2001 vol 12, pp. 56 - 72

2001

'Racism by Design, The Cleve Gardens'* in Critiques of Built Works of Landscape Architecture, LSU School of Landscape Architecture, Baton Rouge, LA, pp. 23 - 30

Scholarship of Teaching

2005

'Studio Andragogy' Journal of Design Education, vol 9, no 1, pp. 65 - 78

2004

'Fluctuating Borders: Speculations about Memory and Emergence'*, co-authored with Rosalea Monacella, SAHANZ Conference Proceedings, Melbourne 2004, pp. 331 - 334

2003

'Representation, Generation, and Emancipation in Virtual Landscapes'* Landscape Review, August 2003:8 (1) pp. 3 - 11

2002

LA_Boratory RMIT (Book Chapter) in Technique: Graduate Design Research at RMIT Landscape Architectures, Eds. Connolly, Peter and Van der Velde, Rene RMIT University Press, 2002 pp. 200 - 212

2001

'Hybrids in Landscape'* MESH Conference, RMIT University, pp. 39 - 47

2001

'A Luddite Approach'* Virtuality in Landscape Architecture Conference Bernburg, Germany, Anhalt University pp.78 - 96

2000

'Silicon Luddite: A Virtual Landscapes Studio'*Re-inventing Design Education Conference Curtin University of Technology, Perth December 2000 pp 381 - 386

2000

'Honouring the Stolen Generation – a theoretical anti-memorial'* Landscape Review, 1999:5 (2) pp. 43-58

Professional Practice Journals and Student Exhibition Catalogues

2005

'Whose Past?' Landscape Australia, vol 27(2), Issue 106 May 2005 pp. 12 - 17

2005

'Memory and Parks' Landscape Australia, vol 26(1) Issue 105 March 2005, pp. 19 - 21

2004

'Why Landscape', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, Issue 13, pp.22 - 25

2004

'When Landscapes Mean Nothing', Landscape Architecture Magazine, vol 7 July 2004, pp. 23-28

2004/2005

Finito, Landscape Architecture Final Year Exhibition Catalogue, Editor and author of various essays critiquing student work

2003

'The New, Improved Yarra River', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, Issue 12, pp.22-25

2003

Finito, Landscape Architecture Final Year Exhibition Catalogue, Editor and author of various essays critiquing student work

2002

'A Postcard from Mexico', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, Issue 11, pp.31 - 35

2002

Finito, Landscape Architecture Final Year Exhibition Catalogue, Editor and author of various essays critiquing student work

2001

'Reconciling this Place,' Architecture Australia vol 90, no5 September / October pp 40-42

2001

'Jumping into the DEEP END,' Architectural Review Spring 2001 pp 37 –41

2001

'Critical Reflections on the (re)design of indigenous sites and community participation outcomes' KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, Issue 10, pp.28 - 30

2000

'Grimm: A Cemetery Studio (Part II)' KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, Issue 8, pp.52 - 58

2000

'Grimm: A Cemetery Studio (Part I)' KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, Issue 7, pp.36 - 40

Exhibitions and Design Research Projects

2003 - ongoing

The Road-as-Shrine, Churchill Victoria

2005

Turn Left at Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Architecture Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

2005

Anti-memorials: Re-thinking the landscape of memory, ’PhD Exhibition, The Artery Gallery, Fitzory, Victoria

2004

The Road-as-Shrine project included in the 2004 State of Design Exhibition at the Melbourne Museum

2002

Suburbia Revisited, Melbourne International Garden Show Exhibition

2001

An Anti-Memorial to Heroin Overdoses, Melbourne Festival Installation St Kilda, Victoria October 11 - November 3 2001.

2001

Stolen Generations Memorial Competition, Melbourne Museum, Carlton Victoria, Exhibition Curator