Dr Simone Brott

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment


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Senior Lecturer in Architecture
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment,
School of Architecture & Built Environment


History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism, Genealogies of Modern Architecture, Biopolitics, Le Corbusier, Modernity Today, the Architectural Image, and Iconic Project,, Radical French Philosophy, Film, Architectural Subjectivity



Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Ph.D. Architecture (The University of Melbourne), M.A. History Theory & Criticism of Architecture & Urbanism (Yale University), B.Arch Hons (The University of Melbourne)


Simone Brott is Coordinator of Architectural Design 4, the Film Studio, a cross-disciplinary Architecture and Urban Design Studio at QUT where students shoot an urban film on-location which becomes a platform for a critical urban intervention and architectural response in a variety of sites from the Brisbane North Bank to Newstead, Kangaroo Point, and Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. The studio feeds into my research on film, media, and the contemporary city. In 2010 I won a grant to host a public screening of 12 shortlisted urban films produced in the studio which created an important link between QUT School of Design and Brisbane City. That same year I created the film studio’s YouTube Channel in order to publicly disseminate the Competition Playlists of shortlisted films for each year, including: YouTube Playlist Film Competition 2010. The YouTube channel connects QUT with a global community interested in the relationship between architecture and film. In 2011 The State Library of Queensland in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology School of Design held a second screening of six student urban films which are now a permanent exhibit at The Edge State Library electronic archive. Work from this studio has also been exhibited at The University of Sydney Expanded Architecture Research Group’s International Architecture Film Event held at the Carriageworks Performance Space alongside entries from the AA School of Architecture, London; The Bartlett School of Architecture, London; University of The Arts, London; Arrhaus School of Architecture, Denmark; Dublin as a Cinematic City, Ireland; Design Lab Screen Studio, Australia; and Sona Cinecity, The University of Melbourne (here).

Brott is also the Coordinator of Modern Architecture and the graduate masters unit Contemporary Architectural Theory at QUT. She has delivered a wide variety of units at QUT, Melbourne University and Yale: from CAD, Building Science and Design Studio to Modern Architecture and Contemporary Architectural Theory, to both undergraduate, and postgraduate cohorts.


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