Profile

Igea Troiani [PhD, BArch(Hons), BAppSc] is Dean of International Affairs and Professor of Architecture at XJTLU. She is an architect and academic with over 20 years teaching experience in architectural design, history and theory gained at universities in China; Oxford, UK and Brisbane, Australia. Her three key areas of research are: 1) the social production of architecture; 2) architectural labour, capitalism and urbanisation and; 3) architecture and media (focusing on filmmaking). Her research traverses the fields of architecture, urbanism, sociology, politics, economics, and visual culture. She was recipient of a Research Excellence Award in 2017.

Since joining XJTLU, her research in China has focused on transnational architectural production and urban heritage examined through Foucault's theory of 'governmentality'. She is Lead of History and Theory in the Department of Architecture. Between 2005 and 2018 she taught Architecture at Oxford Brookes University (OBU) where she undertook design research on unfinished buildings and ghost urbanisations in Greece, Spain and Cuba through studio practice. That work aimed to formulate ways of regenerating urban ecologies. Three books have been produced from this design research. As part of that research project, she examined the relationship between capitalism, city formation and the body polis (including the architect's body). On the latter subject she is currently writing a manuscript entitled 'Playing the Game of Life: In Architecture' (Taylor & Francis).

In 2019 she was Chair of the XJTLU University Ethics Committee and is Acting Chair of the Publishing Committee at XJTLU Imprint, a Press Partner of the University of Liverpool Press. XJTLU Imprint publishes high quality research in English and Chinese to reach wider publics. In her own research, she employs alternative modes of architectural publishing including filmmaking and exhibition design. She is a member of the Surroundings Lab network [www.surroundingslab.org] and has written, directed and produced 5 short films/documentaries as research. The films have been made through her production company, Caryatid Films. She has curated exhibitions in the UK; some have travelled internationally. Her books include 'The Politics of Making' (2007); 'Transdisciplinary Urbanism and Culture' (2017); 'Architecture Filmmaking' (Nov 2019); and 'Visual Research Methods in Architecture' (April 2020). Between 2017-2018, she was a Visiting Lecturer in Cultural & Historical Studies (CHS) at the Royal College of Art, London supervising dissertations in the MA Architecture, MA City Design, MA Interior Design and MA Environmental Architecture. Throughout her academic life she has supervised 100s of dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and some have won awards. She is a supervisor of PhDs and PhDs by Design and has supervised PhDs to completion. She has examined PhDs in Australia, Portugal and the UK. She was an invited juror for The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (R.I.B.A) (Dissertation) prize.

She has held major research leadership roles in international research organisations in Australia and the UK. While in Australia she was a member of the Executive Committee and Secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand (SAHANZ). She has been Research lead and Chair of the international research network, Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) and remains a Steering group member. As part of her role in AHRA, she initiated and founded the inter-disciplinary award-winning journal, 'Architecture and Culture' for which she has been editor-in-chief since 2013. She has co-edited 4 themed issues of the journal since its inception. The issues and their themes are: 'Spaces of Tolerance' 7(1) [March 2019] ‘Architecture Film’, 3 (1) (March 2015); ‘Disciplinary Practices’, 2 (2) (July 2014); and ‘Discipline’, 1 (1&2) (July & November 2013]. The journal facilitates an interdisciplinary exchange between those working inside, across and outside architecture - from architects, artists and urban designers, filmmakers, animators and poets, from historians, geographers, anthropologists and social scientists - to reveal new readings concerned with architecture culture. She has led conference teams that organised two 150+ delegate international conferences and many symposia and has been an invited conference and session chair for many other conferences. She has given invited keynote addresses and lectures in Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Copenhagen, Karlsruhe, Melbourne and has been interviewed on radio. She actively participates in international conferences worldwide to make network connections.

In 1996, she became a registered architect in Australia. She has practiced architecture in Melbourne and Brisbane; Münster, Germany and is in practice with Andrew Dawson and Joelle Darby in Original Field of Architecture (OFA) in Oxford. OFA made a film about their work in the UK and how it was influenced by their experiences at RMIT; it was screened in Melbourne in August 2017. She began co-teaching studios with Andrew Dawson in 1998. They have two children, Lola and Valentino.
Igea Troiani
  • Qualifications

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Title: 'The Politics of Friends in Modern Architecture, 1949-1987', Director of Studies: Professor Jennifer Taylor_1999 - 2005
    • Bachelor of Architecture with Honours (1st), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)_1989 - 1993
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Built Environment/ Architecture), Queensland University of Technology (QUT)_1985 - 1989
    • Registered Architect, Board of Architects Queensland (BOAQ Australia)_Registered 04/07/1996
  • Experience

    • ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
    • Visiting Professor in Architecture, Xi'an Jiaotong-LIverpool University, Suzhou, P. R. C._2018 to Present
    • Visiting Lecturer for Cultural & Historical Studies (CHS) Programme [Architecture], Royal College of Art (RCA), London_ 2017 - 2018
    • Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Oxford Brookes University (OBU)_2005 - 2018
    • Guest Critic for Part 2 Arch studios at University College Dublin & University of Westminster_2011-2018
    • Lecturer in Architecture, The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane_2003-2005
    • Associate Lecturer in Architecture, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane_ 1997 -2002
    • PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
    • Founder & director with Andrew Dawson and Joelle Darby of Original Field of Architecture, Oxford_2008 to date
    • Founder of Caryatid Films, an architectural research filmmaking company_2013-2018
    • Founder and director of the HAPPENiNC Architects, Brisbane_1997-2005
    • Project Architect at Richard Lonn Architect, Brisbane_1995-1997
    • Architect at Buro Wörmann Architekt BDA, Münster, Germany_1993-1995
    • Architectural Assistant for Marti Butcher RAIA, Melbourne_1991-1992
    • Architectural Assistant for Ashton Raggatt McDougall RAIA, Melbourne_1988-1990
  • Research interests

    • My key areas of research are: 1) the social production of architecture; 2) architectural labour, capitalism and urbanisation and; 3) architecture and media (focusing on filmmaking). My research is trans-disciplinary, traversing the fields of architecture, urbanism, sociology, politics, economics, and visual culture.
    • PhD students I am currently supervising:
    • Chen, Xiaohan. "Architectural Criticism in China, 1949-1966" [Co-supervised with Dr. Yiping Dong]
    • Yue, Simon. "China's High Speed Stations: The Creation of Places out of Transitional Spaces" [Co-supervised with Dr. Yiping Dong]
    • Zuo, Yaqin. "Promenade and Yi bu yi ling: Movement, Discovery and Scenery in Le Corbusier's villas and the Traditional Chinese Literati Garden" [Co-supervised with Dr. Ying Dong and Dr. Tordis Berstrand]
  • Articles

    • Troiani, I. and S. Ewing (March 2019) ‘Spaces of Tolerance’: Editorial Introduction’ in I. Troiani and S. Ewing eds. Architecture and Culture, 7 (1). Themed issue titled 'Spaces of Tolerance'.
    • Troiani, I. and S. Ewing. "Tolerance and the Publication of Interdisciplinary Research in Architecture", in Architecture and Culture, Themed issue titled 'Spaces of Tolerance', 7 (1) (March 2019)
    • Troiani, I. and A. Kahn (November 2016) “Film as Architectural Theory”, in D. Bernath and B. Engles guest editors Architecture and Culture, 4 (3): 485-498. Themed issue titled ‘This Thing Called Theory’.
    • Troiani, I. and A. Kahn (March 2016) “Beyond the Academic Book: New ‘Undisciplined’ Corporeal Publication”, in R. Blacksell, and S. Walker guest editors Architecture and Culture, 4 (1): 51-71. Themed issue titled ‘Architecture and the Spaces of Information’.
    • Troiani, I. and T. Carless, “in-between Drawings: Architectural Drawing as Interdisciplinary Spatial Discourse”, in The Journal of Architecture, 20, 2 (April 2015): 268-292.
    • Troiani, I and H. Campbell (March 2015) “Orchestrating Spatial Continuity in the Urban Realm”, in Architecture and Culture, 3 (1): 7-16. Themed issue titled ‘Architecture Film’.
    • Troiani, I. and S. Ewing, "Inside Architecture from the Outside: Architecture's Disciplinary Practices", in Architecture and Culture, Themed issue titled 'Disciplinary Practices', 2 (2) (July 2014): 151-166.
    • Troiani, I. and T. Carless, "Architectural Design Research through Cinematic Collage", The Lusófona Journal of Architecture & Education, 11 (2014): 255-278.
    • Troiani, I., S. Ewing, and D. Periton, "Architecture and Culture: Architecture's Disciplinarity", in Architecture and Culture, Themed issue titled 'Discipline', 1, 1&2 (Nov 2013): 7-20.
    • Troiani, I. "Eco-topia: "Living with Nature" in Edilia, Iceland", in JAE Journal of Architectural Education - Special Issue: 'Architecture and Utopia', 67 (1) (March 2013): 96-105.
    • Troiani, I. "Sci-fi Eco-Architecture: Science Fiction, Sustainability and Design Studio", in arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 16, (4) (December 2012): 313-324.
    • Troiani, I. "Zaha: An Image of 'The Woman Architect'", in Architectural Theory Review, 17 (2-3) (2012): 346-364.
    • Troiani, I. "An Architectural Genogram: Writing Architectural History based on the Transfer of Social Capital", in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences", 5 (7) (2010): 347-364.
    • Troiani, I. ''Stirling's Worth': Architectural quality and the Florey building, Oxford", in arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 11 (3/4) (2007): 291-300.
    • Troiani, I. "Deserved Exposure: Stuart McIntosh's Architecture, 1953-63", in Fabrications, 16 (2) (2006): 28-43.
    • Troiani, I. "Writing Architectural History as Documentary", in The Journal of Architecture, 10 (3) (June 2005): 275-284.
  • Proceedings

    • Troiani, I. (2019) “’Global Modernity’ in China and France: Flattening boundaries between Foreign Brandscapes & Regional Urban Heritage,” in Architecture Across Boundaries Conference Proceedings.
    • Troiani, I. (2018) “Neoliberalism, Architectural Drawing and the Happy ‘flow of images’: Reading BIG’s Archicomics,” in Brian Dougan, Kevin Mitchell and Greg Wilson eds. PPADD 2018 AUS (The Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines Conference book), UAE: The University of Sharjah, pp. 53-60.
    • Troiani, I. (2008) “Histories of the Florey building: Client versus Architectural Biographer”, SAHANZ proceedings 2008 ‘History in Practice’ (CD Rom).
    • Troiani, I. (2005) “Acknowledging the presence of politics in historiography”, SAHANZ proceedings, pp. 367-371.
    • Troiani, I. (2004) “Building Mayne Hall: Architects and patrons talking about (un-) friendly architectural collaborations”, SAHANZ proceedings, Volume 02, pp. 503-508.
    • Troiani, I. (2003) “Friendship and Warring in Modern Architecture: The history of early OMA”, SAHANZ proceedings, pp. 326-331.
    • Troiani, I. (2001) “The impact of homely order on shaping the future of a young girl: A romance novel and a “House of the Future” by Alison and Peter Smithson”, SAHANZ proceedings, pp. 273-280.
    • Troiani, I. (2000) “There is nothing wrong with being ‘ordinary’: Beauty in the architectural campaigns of the Smithsons”, HABITUS proceedings (CD Rom).
    • Troiani, I. (2000) “Truth-telling and the emancipation of women in twentieth century architectural history”, SAHANZ proceedings, pp. 567-574.
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • BOOKS
    • Troiani, I. ed. and author and H. Campbell ed. (Nov 2019) Architecture Filmmaking, Chicago, Bristol: The University of Chicago Press/Distributed by Intellect Ltd. ISBN: 9781783209941.
    • Zaman, Q. M. and I. Troiani eds. (2017) Transdisciplinary Urbanism and Culture: From Pedagogy to Praxis, Switzerland: Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-319-55854-7.
    • Swenarton, M., Troiani, I. and Webster, H. eds. (2007) The Politics of Making. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415431019.
    • BOOKS - FORTHCOMING
    • Troiani, I. and S. Ewing eds. (April 2020) Visual Research Methods in Architecture, Chicago, Bristol: The University of Chicago Press/Distributed by Intellect Ltd.
    • Troiani, I. (2020/21) Playing the Game of Life: In Architecture, London: Routledge.
    • BOOKS - STUDIO PEDAGOGY
    • Troiani, I. ed. (2017) Unfinished Athens. The book can be purchased from Blurb. Log into Blurb, go to bookshop: ISBN 9781389933073
    • Troiani and Dawson eds. (2017) Unfinished Madrid. The book can be purchased from Blurb.
    • Troiani ed. (2017) Unfinished Cuba. The book can be purchased from Blurb. Log into Blurb, go to bookshop: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/7986231-unfinished-cuba ISBN 9781389974991
    • Troiani ed. (2013) Consuming the Exotic: Young Architect-Tourists in Turkey, Gemini West Ltd.: Bristol.
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • BOOK CHAPTERS
    • Troiani, I. (2019) “Spoken-not-spoken, Written-not-written: From Gossip and Rumor to Architectural History” in N. Stead, D. van der Plaat and J. Gosseye eds. Speaking of Buildings, Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press.
    • Troiani, I. (2018) “Zaha Hadid's Penthouse: Gender, creativity and 'biopolitics' in the neoliberal Workplace” in A. Staub ed. The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender in Section: Liberal and neo-liberal values, New York: Routledge, 131 - 149. (Hardback: 9781138746411; ebook: 97813151804720)
    • Troiani, I. (2017) "Academic Capitalism in Architecture Schools: A feminist critique of employability, 24/7 work and entrepreneurship", in H. Frichot, C. Gabrielsson, H. Runting eds. Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies, in the Series: Critiques. Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities, Series Editor, Jonathan Hale, Routledge: London, 170-180. (Paperback: 9781138304888; Hardback: 9781138304871)
    • Troiani, I. (2016) “Gender, Architectural Education and the Accruing of Capital”, in J. Brown, H. Harriss, R. Morrow and J. Soane eds. A Gendered Profession, London: RIBA Publications, 220-232.
    • Troiani, I. (2014) “Zaha: An Image of ‘The Woman Architect’”, in N. Stead ed. Women, Practice, Architecture: 'Resigned Accommodation' and 'Usurpatory Practice', London: Routledge, Chapter 10.
    • Troiani, I. (2011) “Excurcus 3: Complex Ordinariness in Oxford: House after Two Years of Living”, in G. Adler, T. Brittain Catlin and G. Fontana Giusti eds. Scale: Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture. London: Routledge: 147-155.
    • Troiani, I. (2010) “‘Stirling’s Worth’: The Quality of the Florey Building, Oxford”, in A. Dutoit, J. Odgers, and A. Sharr eds. Quality out of Control: Standards for Measuring Architecture. London: Routledge: 137-147.
    • Troiani, I. (2008) “Viva Stirling’s Florey building”, in D. Van den Heuvel, M. Mesman, W. Quist, and B. Lemmens eds.The Challenge of Change: Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement. Amsterdam: IOS Press: 121-126.
    • Troiani, I. (2007) “Architectural History, Friendship and Filmed Conversations”, in J. Rendell, J. Hill, M. Fraser and M. Dorrian eds. Critical Architecture. London: Routledge: 124-128.
    • Troiani, I. (2005) “From Bauhaus to the Queensland house: Legacies of Hayes and Scott”, in A. Wilson ed. Hayes & Scott: Post-war Houses. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press: 92- 101.
    • Troiani, I. (2004) “Learning from the Collaborative Process”, C. Campbell ed. The Built Environment. Toowoomba: Cranbrook Press: pp. 50-61.
    • BOOK CHAPTERS - FORTHCOMING
    • Troiani, I. and H. Campbell (Nov 2019) ‘Introduction: Architecture Film: Framing the Discourse and Conditions of Production in Architectural Practice and Education’ in Troiani, I. ed. and author and H. Campbell ed. Architecture Filmmaking, Chicago, Bristol: The University of Chicago Press/Distributed by Intellect Ltd. ISBN: 9781783209941.
    • Troiani, I. (Nov 2019) ‘His House, Our House and Her House: A Filmic Place for Women’ in Troiani, I. ed. and author and H. Campbell ed. Architecture Filmmaking, Chicago, Bristol: The University of Chicago Press/Distributed by Intellect Ltd. ISBN: 9781783209941.
    • Troiani, I. and H. Campbell (Nov 2019) ‘Tracking Spatial Continuity in the Urban Realm’ in Troiani, I. ed. and author and H. Campbell ed. Architecture Filmmaking, Chicago, Bristol: The University of Chicago Press/Distributed by Intellect Ltd. ISBN: 9781783209941.
    • Troiani, I. and T. Carless (Nov 2019) ‘Cinematic Collage as Architectural Design Research’ in Troiani, I. ed. and author and H. Campbell ed. Architecture Filmmaking, Chicago, Bristol: The University of Chicago Press/Distributed by Intellect Ltd. ISBN: 9781783209941.
    • Troiani, I. and S. Ewing (April 2020) ‘ Introduction: Visual Research Methods in Architecture’ in I. Troiani and S. Ewing eds. Visual Research Methods in Architecture, Chicago, Bristol: The University of Chicago Press/Distributed by Intellect Ltd.
    • Troiani I. (2020) “Regenerating Unfinished Athens”, in A. Orbasli and M. Vellinga eds. Architectural Regeneration, Oxford: Wiley.
  • Conference presentations

    • CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
    • Conference presentation: ‘Theorizing Social Fear and Contested Urbanism of Displacement, Alienation and Contemporary processes of Political, Economic and Religious-induced Mobility: A Cross Cultural Study’, Quazi Mahtab Zaman (PhD), Igea Troiani (PhD), Iris Altenberger and Rosa Cervera, VII Annual Meeting of the International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication/the International Symposium 'Communication, City and Public Space', The University of Lima, Peru, 8-10 May, 2018.
    • Conference presentation and chair of the session: 'Representation, Activism and Architectural Design in the Neoliberal Age', in Representation: Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines (PPADD), PPADD Conference, 15–17 February 2018 at College of Architecture, Art and Design American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Troiani, I. "Neoliberalism, Architectural Design and the Happy 'flow of images': Reading BIG's Videos and Comics"
    • Conference presentation: The European Architectural History Network (EAHN), "The Tools of the Architect", Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut HNI (Delft and Rotterdam, The Netherlands), 22-24 November 2017. Campbell, H. and I. Troiani, "The Ceaseless, Seamless Real: Cinematic Visualisations in the Neoliberal Age"
    • Conference presentation: 13th Annual AHRA International Conference “Architecture & Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies and Technologies”, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden 17-19 November 2016. Troiani, I. "Academic Capitalism in Architecture Schools: A Feminist critique of Universities shifting to Businesses"
    • Conference presentation: 12th Annual AHRA International Conference “This Thing Called Theory”, Leeds Beckett University, 19-21 November 2015. Troiani, I. and A. Kahn, ‘Theory as Film"
    • Conference presentation: The European Academy of Design (EAD 11) Conference, Paris Descartes University, Paris, College of Arts, Paris & Boulogne sur Seine, France, 22-24 April 2015. Theme: The Value of Design Research. Troiani, I. and S. Ewing, ‘New Architectural Criticism: How to separate the Wheat from the Chaff”.
    • Conference presentation: ‘Fashioning Professionals’ – A Symposium on the Historical and Contemporary Representation of Cultural and Creative Professions, Research Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 27 March 2015. Troiani, I. and N. Stead, "The Apparel of Architecture: Dress, Image and Identity"
    • Conference presentation in Session ‘Redefining Architectural Scholarship through Visual Methodologies’ at fourth Annual meeting of the All-Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG), Dublin, 30-31 January 2015. Troiani, I. and S. Ewing, "Visual Methodologies in Architecture"
    • Conference presentation: 11th Annual AHRA International Conference “Industries of Architecture”, Newcastle University, 13-15 November 2014. Troiani, I. "Sara Murray: A Woman Contractor"
    • Conference presentation: Gender, Work and Organisation 8th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, 24th – 26th June 2014, Keele University. Stream title: Methodologies for studying gendered creativity. Troiani, I. ‘(Illegal) Architecture: A (Filmic) Place for Women’
    • Conference presentation: Architectural Research by Design (ARbD’14) Conference, Lisbon, 8-9 May 2014. Troiani, I. and T. Carless, "Architectural Design Research through Cinematic Collage"
    • Conference presentation: 9th Annual AHRA International Conference, London Metropolitan University; ‘Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence’, 15-17 November 2012. Troiani, I. "Illegal Architect: Dissidence on Film"
    • Conference presentation: Design Research Network (DRN) 2012 Conference, Loughborough University, September 2012. Troiani, I. and T. Carless, ‘Drawing as Discourse: Home and Island analysis of two sets of Architectural Research Drawings’.
    • Conference presentation: 7th Annual AHRA International Conference, University of Kent in Canterbury, ‘Scale’. Troiani, I. "Complex Ordinariness in Oxford: House After Two Years of Living"
    • Conference presentation: 10th International Docomomo Conference, Rotterdam; ‘The Challenge of Change’.
    • Conference presentation: 25th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Geelong, Australia; ‘History in Practice’.
    • Conference presentation: 4th Annual AHRA International Conference, London; ‘Architecture, Urbanism and Curatorship’.
    • Conference presentation: ‘Quality’: An International Architecture Conference, Welsh School of Architecture, The University of Cardiff.
    • Conference presentation: 3rd Annual AHRA International Conference, Oxford; ‘The Politics of Making’.
    • Conference presentation: 22nd Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Napier, New Zealand; ‘Celebration’.
    • Conference presentation: 1st Annual AHRA Conference, The Bartlett, University College London; ‘Critical Architecture’.
    • Conference presentation: 21st Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Melbourne, Australia; ‘Limits’.
    • Conference presentation: Congress CATH 2004, Bradford, UK; ‘The Architecture of Philosophy/ The Philosophy of Architecture’.
    • Conference presentation: 20th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Sydney, Australia; ‘Progress’.
    • Conference presentation: 19th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Brisbane, Australia; ‘Additions’.
    • Conference presentation: Cultural Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) Annual Conference, Hobart; ‘What’s Left of Theory?’
    • Conference presentation: 18th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Darwin, Australia; ‘In the Making’.
    • Conference presentation: Art Association Annual Conference (AAAC), Brisbane, Australia; ‘21st century Modernism?’
    • Conference presentation: 17th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Wellington, New Zealand; ‘Formulation Fabrication’.
    • Conference presentation: ‘Habitus’ 2000 Conference, Perth, Australia.
    • Conference presentation: Cultural Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) Annual Conference, Sydney, ‘Synthetics: making and remaking culture’.
    • CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS - FORTHCOMING
    • Conference presentation: 16th Annual AHRA International Conference “Architecture and Collective Life”, University of Dundee, Scotland, 21-23 November 2019. Troiani, I. “The Politics of the Welfare State and the Neoliberal Turn: In Great Britain and China”
    • Conference presentation: Fielding Architecture: Practices for a Decolonised Pedagogy conference, University of Brighton, UK, 24-25 June 2019. Troiani, I. “On Smearing: Making ‘Essay Films’ in a Sino-British School of Architecture”
    • Conference presentation: ‘Architecture Across Boundaries’ XJTLU International Conference, Department of Architecture, XJTLU, Suzhou, China 19-21 June 2019. Troiani, I. “’Global Modernity’ in China and France: Flattening Urban Heritage for Foreign Brandscapes”
    • INVITED KEYNOTE/LECTURE
    • Invited talk: Troiani, I. “Celebrating Women’s Architectural Achievements: Balancing Gender in the Profession”, International Women’s Day – School of Architecture event, XJTLU, Suzhou, 6 March 2019.
    • Invited Speaker: The School of Architecture, The University of Lima, Peru, 10 May 2018. Invitation from Professor Enrique Bonilla, Dean of the School of Architecture. Troiani, I. “Social and Unfinished Housing and Migrant resettlement under Neoliberalism: Case studies from the UK and Spain”
    • Invited speaker in the 'Pedagogies' panel at the 'Becoming ‘we´: a forum celebrating feminist spatial practice'' symposium held on the 9th March the UCL Bartlett. The event discussed six recent publications discussing modes of feminist tactics of spatial practice through the subjects of pedagogies, tools and activisms. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/events/2018/mar/becomingwe- forum-celebrating-feminist-spatial-practice
    • Invited keynote address: for the launch of the newly created research network entitled “Critical Visualization” and funded by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (http://torch.ox.ac.uk/) at the University of Oxford, 13 December 2016. Invited by network convenors: Dr Segolene Tarte and Dr Pip Willcox. Current members come from interdisciplinary fields as varied as Classics, History of Art, Museums studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Computer Science, Physics, Clinical Neurosciences, Continuing Education, Digital Humanities to cite but a few. Troiani, I. "Neoliberal Visualisations in Architecture"
    • Invited speaker: for the annual lecture series by the 'Place Culture and Identity' research group. The free public lecture was entitled "Unfinished Buildings: Design Activism in Athens" in the Hub, Abercrombie Building (3rd floor), OBU, 28 September 2016.
    • Keynote address: AHRA PhD Student conference, University of Sheffield, Sheffield School of Architecture, April 7, 2016. Troiani, I. and S. Ewing, "Visual Methodologies in Architectural Research"
    • Invited Speaker: at University of Manchester on 16 November 2015. Invitation from Raymond Lucas, Head of the School of Architecture. Troiani, I. "Interdisciplinary Filmmaking Methods for Architectural Design"
    • Keynote address: FWSA conference ‘Everyday Encounters with Violence: Critical Feminist Perspectives’, University of Leeds, School of Geography, September 9- 11th, 2015. Troiani, I. "His House, Our House, Her House"
    • Keynote speaker: at ‘Design Research Symposium’ on 7 May 2015 at University of West England, Bristol. Invitation from Jonathan Mosley. Troiani, I. "Design (of What) as a Method of Architectural Research?"
    • Invited Speaker: at Copenhagen Architecture Film Festival ‘CAFx Relations Seminar’ 19-22 March 2015. Troiani, I. "The Interdisciplinary Landscape of Architecture Filmmaking"
    • Conference Keynote address: 9th AHRA Research Student Conference. 19-20 May 2012, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. It was organised by Quazi Mahtab Zaman. Theme: ‘Emerging Boundaries of Research Principles and Praxis’
    • Invited speaker: Docomomo Germany symposium, University of Karlsruhe; ‘Potentials of modern movement architectural heritage – an international exchange’.
    • Invited speaker: ‘The 1970s: Designing Futures’ Symposium, The University of Melbourne.
    • INTERVIEWs/RADIO TALK
    • Interview: as FSWA (Feminist and Women’s Studies Association) Keynote entitled "Establishing ‘her’ Space in the University by using Film in Research: An Interview with Igea Troiani" by Lotika Singha at OBU, 7 October 2015. Published in FSWA newsletter.
    • Radio interview on Oxford Brookes University Radio about ‘The Changing Roles of Women in Architecture” The podcast is online.
  • Grants

    • GRANTS AWARDED
    • OBU funding for research on 'Unfinished buildings' PI: Troiani (Awarded £10,000)_2016
    • OBU funding to move ‘Unfinished Athens’ exhibition to Athens (Awarded £1,000)_2015
    • OBU Central Research Fund: Competitive Funding Call 2015. To co-organise a oneday international symposium entitled ‘Connecting Narratives: Film as Research’ (Awarded £2,500)_2015
    • OBU Award to participate in the Aurora HE Strategic Leadership Programme 2015-16 (£1,000) Mentored by Sara Hannam PhD, Business and Management Department, OBU_2015
    • GRANTS - IN PROGRESS
    • Member of EU HORIZON 2020 Societal Changes and the Arts team led by Mads Farso, Denmark. Project title #MORE THAN A GARDEN (#MTAG) will test, assess and exhibit how the Arts in a planetary garden inspired framework can be a vehicle to deliver environmentally friendly community solutions and cultivate the commons of research and agency.
  • Professional service activities

    • Acting Chair and Member of the Publishing Committee of XJTLU Imprint – a subsidiary of University of Liverpool Press (2018 to date)
    • Chair of the XJTLU University Ethics Committee (2019)
    • Founder and Lead editor-in-chief of 'Architecture and Culture' and Chair of the Architecture and Culture Journal Committee (2010 to date]
    • Research lead and Chair of Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) (2009-2012)
    • Steering Group member of the AHRA (2006 to date)
    • AHRA Membership Secretary (2007-2009)
    • Member of the Executive Committee and Secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand (SAHANZ) (2003-2005)
  • Courses taught

    • XJTLU
    • ARC308 The Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics
    • ARC303 Introduction to Architectural Theory
    • IND305 Culture and Theory
    • ARC205 Design and Building Typology
    • ARC102 Small Scale Architectural Design
    • OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
    • P30036 Research Led Design II
    • P30035 Research Led Design I
    • P30026 Research Methods for Design
    • P30600 Major Study
    • P30034 + P30037 Architectural Design Studio 1 & 2 (Part 2)
    • P30103 Architecture and the City
    • P30020 Thinking Architecture
    • U30099 Dissertation
    • U30025 Issues in Architectural History and Theory
    • U30024 Cities Culture and Society
    • U30007 Introduction to Architectural History and Theory
    • U30022 + U30092 Architectural Design 3 & 4 (Part 1)
    • PhD Supervision
  • Professional memberships

    • Surroundings Lab Network
    • Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
    • EAHN (European Architectural History Network)
  • Awards and honours

    • Oxford Brookes University Research Excellence Award 2017-18 (£10,000)
    • The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Best New Journal Award 2014 (International award) for editorial work on the interdisciplinary international peer- reviewed journal, Architecture and Culture. Awards ceremony, 8 January 2015, Vancouver Convention Centre West.
  • Telephone

    +86 15501365993
  • Email

    Igea.Troiani@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address



    Room 435, Design Building (DB), South Campus
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    111 Ren'ai Road/ Chongwen Road

    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123