From alchemist's den to science city: Architecture and the expression of experimental Science (2013–2015)

The project will discover the precise and nuanced ways in which architecture configures, influences and expresses the ideas and ideals of contemporary experimental science. To the ongoing contestation of science's alleged 'placelessness' and neutrality (a key trope in the so-called 'science wars') the project will bring an expert understanding and analysis of architectural techniques of spatial organisation and material expression. Ten sites of contemporary scientific research and considerable public investment will be surveilled, interrogated and modelled. Digital drawings and animations, together with critical textual analysis, will expose the ways in which architecture shapes the public perception and practice of experimental science.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council