Dr Pia Ednie-Brown is an Associate Professor and Director of the Practice Research Symposium (PRS) Australia in the School of Architecture and Design. She coordinates Creative Practice Research Strategies for creative practice research candidates across the College of Design and Social Context.
Contemporary design process and composition theory, as specifically related to emergence theory, aesthetics, psychology and affect, and biological and computational techniques.
- Director, Practice Research Symposium (Australia)
- Coordinator, Creative Practice Research Strategies (DSC)
Practice key projects + exhibitions
2009 ‘Plastic Futures’. Installation/exhibition. With RMIT Masters of Architecture and fashion students. Victorian State of Design Festival, July 2009.
2005 ‘The Shower’ (interactive installation) with Bruce Mowson, Hatched, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, June–July 2005
2005 ‘Intimate Transactions’ (multi-user, networked interactive artwork: haptic feedback system) with Inger Mewburn and the Transmute Collective. Exhibited widely in more than 20 venues internationally.
2004 ‘The Shower’ - interactive installation Job Lot #59 curated by LouiseAnn Zahra, The Project Space gallery May 24–June 11, 2004 ‘The Shower’ - interactive installation
2004 ‘Art For Your Senses’, Blind-deaf Awareness Week Exhibition, The Artery Gallery, Fitzroy, June 29 –July 12, 2004
2004 ‘The Tube’ - immersive installation, Beijing Architecture Biennale, September 2004
Awards and achievements
2008 PhD shortlisted with three others for RIBA Presidents Medal: Outstanding Thesis
2005 Honorary Mention in Prix Ars Electronica 2005, for Intimate Transactions, multi-user interactive installation.
2000 10th Annual BHERT Award: awarded to the Telstra Home Team at the Interactive Information Institute (of which I was a team member in 1999) for "Outstanding Achievement in Collaboration in Education and Training."
- Ednie-Brown, P. (2017). When words won't do: Resisting the impoverishment of knowledge In: Practice-Based Design Research, Bloomsbury Academic, London, New York
- Keane, J.,Ednie-Brown, P. (2017). Collapse: Clouds of Affective Dust In: Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 22, 1 - 17
- Ednie-Brown, P.,Shanahan, I.,Robertson, K.,Razuki, M.,Williams, C. (2016). The CREW In: iDARE Melbourne, Australia
- Bolt, B.,MacNeill, K.,McPherson, M.,Barrett, E.,Ednie-Brown, P.,Miller, S.,Sierra, M.,Wilson, C. (2016). iDARE Creative arts research approaches to ethics: new ways to address situated practices in action In: Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference (QPR 2016), Adelaide, South Australia, 20-22 April 2016
- Ednie-Brown, P. (2015). Critical passions building architectural movements toward a radical pedagogy (in 10 steps) In: Inflexions, , 20 - 48
- Ednie-Brown, P. (2015). Architectural animality: The studio-ology of play In: Studio Futures: Changing trajectories in architectural education, Uro Publications, Melbourne, Australia
- Ednie-Brown, P. (2015). Architecture of the occasion In: Architectural Design, 85, 100 - 105
- Ednie-Brown, P. (2015). Can a Building be a Person? In: TED Talk Melbourne, Deakin University
- Ednie-Brown, P. (2014). Architectural Animality - drawings out for a walk In: Trace: Architectural Musings Perth, Australia
- Ednie-Brown, P. (2014). Citizen of the Future In: Letters to the Mayor New York, United States
- DAP_r Design and Architecture Practice Research. Funded by: Office for Learning and Teaching Grant 2015 from (2016 to 2018)
- Developing new approaches to ethics and research integrity training through challenges posed by Creative Practice Research (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: Office for Learning and Teaching Grant 2015 from (2016 to 2017)
- Immediations: art, media and event (Pia Ednie-Brown). Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant (Canada) pre-2014 from (2013 to 2020)
- Ethics and aesthetics as criteria for innovation: A design research study of biological art and digital architecture. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2009 from (2009 to 2013)
10 PhD Current Supervisions13 PhD Completions and 6 Masters by Research Completions