Alice Lewis

Dr Alice Lewis

Lecturer

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DSCSchool of Architecture and Urban Design


Emailalice.lewis@rmit.edu.au


Campus: Melbourne City


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Contact details

DSCSchool of Architecture and Urban Design


Emailalice.lewis@rmit.edu.au


Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

More information

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Alice Lewis is a lecturer in landscape architecture exploring ways of engaging humans as caregivers for landscapes.

Overview

Dr Alice Lewis is a lecturer in landscape architecture at RMIT University. She completed a PhD in 2020 exploring ways of engaging humans as caregivers for landscapes. Her research and teaching continues to work with embodied human action as an inescapable constituent of landscape systems and the most abundant resource we have to hand. Her approach to pedagogy builds directly on this research, which is often collaborative and interdisciplinary, and aims to cultivate practices of care between and for human and non-human environments.

Dr Lewis is interested in landscape architectural education as a place where the innovative and experimental practices needed to face our challenging future can be explored and developed. Pedagogies are focused on nurturing and developing cohesive and future-focused structures for learning that support both students and staff to make real world impact and contribute to timely conversations, such as those around climate and reconciliation.

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Research

In an expanded landscape architecture practice, Alice Lewis explores interdisciplinary and performative approaches for engaging the generative force of citizen action to cultivate ongoing awareness and care for societies and ecosystems.

Research keywords

Care, Landscape Architecture, Embodiment, Prostheses, Landscape, Performativity

Research output summary

57

Publications

8

Projects

3

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Landscape Architecture

Key publications by year

  • is, A. (2017). Dressing Affectively: Thoughts on the wearable exhibition as a method of engaging with the spatial potential of dress In: everything and everybody as material: beyond fashion design methods, Borås, Sweden, 7-9 June 2017
  • Vains, C.,Douglas, M.,Varcoe, A.,Lewis, A.,Raheem, A.,Hann, C.,Church, G.,Waghorn, K.,King, L.,Bartley, R.,Schut, S. (2015). Disc_Course In: Performing Mobilities Melbourne, Australia
  • Lewis, A. (2015). Body scape: A wearable inquiry into body–landscape relations In: craft + design enquiry, , 81 - 98

Public and media engagements

  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture - Victoria, Education Committee Chair
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.