Architecture Alive presents
Prof. Harriet Harriss, 26.02.2020
- Venue: National Library of Malta, Valletta
- Date: Wednesday 26 February 2019
- Doors: 6:30pm
- Talk: 7:00pm
- Drinks until: 9:00pm
PROF. HARRIET HARRISS
Professor Harriet Harriss (RIBA, PFHEA, Ph.D.) is a qualified architect and Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. Her teaching, research and writing focus upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education, as captured in her noted publications, Architecture Live Projects: Pedagogy into Practice (Routledge, 2014); and Radical Pedagogies: Architecture & the British Tradition (RIBA Publishing, 2015). Her most recent publication, A Gendered Profession (RIBA publishing, 2016) asserts the need for widening participation in architecture, as a means to ensure the profession remains as diverse as the society it seeks to serve.
Before joining the Royal College of Art, Prof. Harriss led the Masters program in Architecture at Oxford Brookes and was appointed a Principal Lecturer of Student Experience. Her public consultancy roles include writing national construction curriculum for the UK government’s Department for Education and international program validations and pedagogy design and development internationally.
In addition to winning a Clore Fellowship (2016/17), Prof. Harriss has won a range of awards for teaching, research and practice. These include an Oxford Brookes Teaching Fellowship (2010–12) for excellence in teaching, a Winston Churchill Fellowship (2011); a Higher Education Academy Internationalisation Fellowship (2012) for research excellence; and two Santander Awards for scholarship & development respectively. She has also spoken across a range of media channels (from the BBC to TEDx) on the wider issues facing the built environment, is a recognized advocate for design education and was nominated by Dezeen as a champion for women in architecture and design in 2019.
Prof. Harriss campaigns for making architecture a better understood, more publicly inclusive and accessible profession, since – despite past mistakes – Harriet believes that architects can enable people to live better lives and that the public should be given a more active role in shaping the spaces and communities in which they live and work.