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Dr. Cameron McEwan

Lecturer in Architecture

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Harris Building, HB231

+44 (0) 1772 89 3181

cmcewan4@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Architecture

Cameron McEwan teaches architectural design, history and theory at UCLan's Institute of Architecture and is a Trustee of the AE Foundation, an independent organisation for architecture and education. Cameron holds a PhD on Aldo Rossi and the Analogical City. His research focuses on the relationship between architecture, representation and subjectivity to engage the city as a critical project.

 

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Dr. Cameron McEwan teaches Architectural Design, History and Theory at the University's Institute of Architecture, and is a Trustee of the AE Foundation, an independent organisation for architecture and education. Cameron studied architecture at Dundee School of Architecture followed by a PhD on the architect Aldo Rossi and the Analogical City at the Geddes Institute for Urban Research, University of Dundee, Scotland. Cameron’s research focuses on the relationship between architecture, representation and subjectivity to engage the city as a critical project. Cameron has taught at Dundee School of Architecture where he co-led the "rooms+cities" MArch Unit with Lorens Holm, Edinburgh Napier University School of Arts and Wuhan School of Architecture, China. His texts and drawings have been published nationally and internationally in exhibitions and journals including: Drawing On, Drawing:RTP, InVisible Culture, JAE, Lo Squaderno, Urban Blur, Outsiders for the 2014 ‘Fundamentals’ Venice Biennale, and elsewhere. Cameron is presently working on a book project entitled Analogical City. The book is a close-reading of architect Aldo Rossi’s notion of the analogical city toward a new, collective, political and productive possibility.

 

Qualifications

2009-14 PhD in Architecture, Geddes Institute for Urban Research, University of Dundee. Thesis title: The Architecture of Analogy: An Inquiry into Aldo Rossi’s Theory of the City, the Discipline, the Type, and the Analogue

2008-09 MArch with Distinction, School of Architecture, University of Dundee. Thesis title: Analogical Dundee

2003-06 BSc with Distinction, School of Architecture, University of Dundee.

Research

Cameron's research focuses on the relationship between architecture, representation and subjectivity to engage the city as a critical project. Close-reading of architectural, political and philosophic texts, drawings, projects and theoretical design approaches are developed as critical methods toward a reflection on the urban imagination, the transformation of how we think about our relationship to the city and the world, and how we construct forms of living.

External Affiliations and Roles

AE Foundation Trustee

Guest critic at:

  • Dundee School of Architecture
  • Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Aberdeen Scott Sutherland School of Architecture
  • Manchester School of Architecture

Teaching Activities

Cameron is studio leader for second year Architecture and is History & Theory module tutor.

Cameron is a PhD Supervisor in Architecture and welcomes expressions of interest for PhD supervision by applicants who are interested in pursuing the intersection between architecture, urbanism, history and theory, political and philosophical practices. He is particularly interested in PhD by Design proposals.

External Activities

Selected Exhibitions

2015      The Artefact and the Analogue: Aldo Rossi’s Theory of the City at University of Dundee for The City is a Thinking Machine.

2012      After Architect Aldo Rossi at Love Studios, Perth for The Paper Gentlemen. Group Exhibition.

2011       Project Context: Drawing by Hand – Drawing by Computer at The Mill, Walthamstow, London, 26 September - 1 October. Co-curator.

2011      The Dissolution of Scale at Kelly Gallery, Glasgow for Royal Glasgow Institute Architectural Drawing Competition. Contributor.

2010      Analogical Dundee, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh for RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition.

Publications

Selected Essays, Articles and Papers

2018   “Linguistic Surface: The City is the Locus of the Multitude.” Lo Squaderno, No. 48: Surfaces and Materials, pp. 13-16.

2018   “Drawing the City – Writing the City: The Analogue as a Linguistic Form.” Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, Volume 3, No. 1, pp. 29-45..

2018   “The Analogue as a Critical Project.” Journal of Architectural Education, Issue 72:1 Project, pp. 44-45.

2018   “Notes on the Crisis of Historical Consciousness and Formal Knowledge.” InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, Issue 28: Contending with Crisis. 15 March 2018

2018   “The Analogical Surface: City, Drawing, Form, Thought.” Drawing On: Journal of Architecture Research by Design, No. 2: Surface and Installation, pp. 18-31.

2016   “An Ethos of Speculative Inquiry: Review of Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) Degree Show.” In The Architects’ Journal, Issue 28 July 2016, pp. 54-55.

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