Isabelle Doucet

Professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural Theory and Methods

Isabelle Doucet is professor of architectural theory and history at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Previously she was based at the University of Manchester, Manchester School of Architecture, and has also taught at universities in Belgium, Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands. Her research focuses on the relationship between politics, aesthetics, and social responsibility in architecture. She is particularly interested in the relationship between architecture and urban politics in the 1970s and the repercussions of architecture's "post-political" turn. She examines such questions through both conceptual-methodological inquiries and historical and contemporary cases.

Isabelle’s books include The Practice Turn in Architecture. Brussels after 1968 (2015) and the co-edited volume Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism (2011, with N. Janssens). She recently co-edited the thematic issue “Resist Reclaim Speculate. Situated Perspectives on Architecture and the City” (Architectural Theory Review, 2018, with H. Frichot) and had previously co-edited thematic issues for Footprint Journal and Candide Journal for Architectural Knowledge. Isabelle’s research has been widely published in journals including Architecture & Culture, Architectural Theory Review, Oase Journal of Architecture, City Culture and Society, and the Journal of Educational Administration and History; and in edited volumes, such as the recently published Routledge Companion to Architecture and Social Engagement (Routledge 2018). In 2018-2019, Isabelle was also a researcher for the Mellon Multidisciplinary Research Project called Architecture and/for the Environment, coordinated by the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Published: Tue 16 Oct 2018. Modified: Wed 17 Oct 2018