Dr Mathew Emmett
Associate Professor in Architecture
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Award Leader: Spatial & Interior Designer
Founding member: Estranged Space, transdisciplinary research through site-responsive installation.
Founding member: Perception Network http://www.posiac.org/perception-network/
Roles on external bodies
ALP & Critical Friend
Transdisciplinary Practice & Critical Theory
Public Realm & Landscape Urbanism,
Staff serving as external examiners
’05-08: Chelsea College of Art and Design: External Examiner: MA Interior and Spatial Design.
Emmett studied art at Central Saint Martins, architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Architectural Association, and music at Karlheinz Stockhausen's Sound Interpretation and Composition Workshop, Kurten in 2007. Emmett has worked with the architectural theorist Charles Jencks and in 2013 he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in situated cognition, where Emmett developed a new style of critical architecture that extends the understanding of feedback systems within psychotropic dimensions. Emmett is an Associate Professor at Plymouth University, where he is researching the interface between science and art. Emmett's research spans architecture, performative practice, sound and cognition.
2012. Mapping perception, host site: USAAF Dunkeswell.
2011. Multi-modal space typologies, host site: ARP bunker, Plymouth.
2010. Estranged Space, interdisciplinary research group: Founding member.
2007. Karlheinz Stockhausen, Interpretation & Composition.
Grants & contracts
Creative practice & artistic projects
'12: "180 Degrees of Trauma" Installation Bundeswehrkrankenhaus, Germany.
’07: Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Architecture.
’05: Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Architecture.
’04: Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Architecture.
'04: World Heritage Commission: Jurassic Challenge.
'01: Year of The Artist residency: 'Hyperactive', Prema Arts Centre.
’04: The New Architecture Foundation Building, London.
‘02: The Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt.
- Design Knowledge
'13: 'Felt Space Infrastructure: hyper vigilant spatiality to valence the visceral dimension', PhD thesis.
'11: 'The Universe in The Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks', Frances Lincoln Ltd.
'11: 'Augmented Reality: Mensch, Raum und Virtualitat', Fink Wilhelm, Germany.
'10: 'Architects Sketchbook', Thames and Hudson Ltd.
’07: ‘Architectural Voices: Listening to Old Buildings’, John Wiley & Sons, “Soundscape of 2 Marsham St”.
’05: ‘Building Design’, Issue 1661, February.
’04: ‘Architects Guide to Running a Practice’, Elsevier/Architectural Press.
’04: ‘Building Design’, Issue 1634, July.
‘03: Charles Jencks, ‘The Garden of Cosmic speculation’, Frances Lincoln.
‘02: RIBA Journal, November.
‘02: Charles Jencks, ‘The New Paradigm in Architecture’, Yale University Press.
Reports & invited lectures
2012: 'Acquisition of Reality: perception as reflexive architecture'. Oxford Brookes University, UK.
2012: 'Estranged Space: Research methodologies'. University of Applied Sciences, Detmold, Germany.
2007: 'Intervention Interaction: Intelligent Spaces'.Technische Universiteit, Eindhoven.
Other academic activities
2013. Perception of Space in Architecture & Culture: Sensory living, International Summer School, Switzerland.
2012. Perception of Space in Architecture & Culture: Study of industrial Ruins, International Summer School, Germany.
2010. Advanced Digital Architectural Design, International Summer School,Germany.