On Tuesday 13 March 2018, State Library of Queensland in partnership with the University of Queensland School of Architecture hosted the 2018 UQ Architecture lecture series with Kelly Shannon a professor of Urbanism and Architecture at the University of Leuven (Belgium). This event was part of the 2018 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum. Read the Design Online article with transcript and further reading notes:

The event was held at State Library of Queensland Auditorium 1 with an audience of approximately 180 people.
Adam Jefford 00:04
Sandra Kaji-O'Grady 04:54
Janina Gosseye 07:38
Kelly Shannon 10:43
Panel discussion 55:44

Kelly received her architecture degree at Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh), a post-graduate degree at the Berlage Institute (Amsterdam), and a PhD at the University of Leuven, where she focused on landscape to guide urbanisation in Vietnam. She currently teaches urbanism at the Department of Architecture, University of Leuven. She has also taught at the University of Colorado (Denver), Harvard’s GSD, University of Southern California, Peking University and The Oslo School of Architecture and Design amongst others.

Before entering academia, Shannon worked with Hunt Thompson (London), Mitchell Giurgola Architects (New York), Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Genoa) and Gigantes Zenghelis (Athens). Most of her work focuses on the evolving relation of landscape, infrastructure and urbanization. In 2010, she co-authored (with Marcel Smets) The Contemporary Landscape of Infrastructure (NAi Rotterdam): she is co-editor of the book series UFO: Explorations of Urbanism (Park Books, Zurich) and was editor of the Journal of Landscape Architecture (JoLA) from 2010-15.

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