Pia Ednie-Brown

Professor of Architecture, Chair of Creative Practice Research
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

I am an architectural theorist, researcher and creative practitioner, now teaching at the University of Newcastle, after 20+ years at RMIT. My practice, Onomatopoeia (onomatopoeia.com.au), provides an important material dimension to my academic research which is focussed on ethics, emergence, and ecological thinking. My writing has been published in diverse contexts, and I have edited two books: Plastic Green: designing for environmental transformation (RMIT Press, 2009), and The Innovation Imperative: Architectures of Vitality (AD, Wiley, 2013).

My university leadership has evolved into the area of creative practice research. I coordinated and developed the Creative Practice Research Strategies subject at RMIT University for six years and Chaired RMITs Practice Research Symposia (PRS). I was recipient of the 2018 ACRG National Award for Excellence in Graduate Leadership, and the 2017 RMIT Award for Excellence – Graduate Research Leadership. Having supervised 19 Creative Practice PhD candidates through to completion, I have formed an addiction to working with creative and curious practitioner-researchers.

Interested in
Public speaking, Writing