Claudia Dutson, PhD (RCA)

I am an academic researcher, lecturer, writer and architectural designer, with a PhD (AHRC - funded) from the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art.

I have taught at The Royal College of Art, Canterbury School of Architecture (UCA), Chelsea College of Art (UAL).

My architectural research is focused on the spatial typologies of the knowledge economy, with a political and critical account of immaterial labour, organisational management, biopolitics, spatial typologies, subjectivity, gender, and performativity.

I am currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, School of Communication.

Teaching work / MArch Unit: Studio Disrupt 2016-17, Canterbury School of Architecture (UCA)

PhD Work / Performance - Heated Exchange

PhD Work / Thermal Performance - The politics of environmental management in architecture

The research takes as its premise the ambiguity of environmental design within the organisational management discourses of the knowledge economy. The failure of new buildings to perform as environmentally as they were designed, has been termed the 'performance gap'. I trace the concept of performance in architecture and models of 'sustainable' design and connect them to post-Fordist performance-oriented management processes.

Writing / E.R.O.S. journal - Private Passions in the Silicon Valley

Exhibited Work / RCA Show 2017

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