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Professor Nick Dunn

Professor Nick Dunn

Professor

The LICA Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YW


Tel: +44 1524 510793

PhD Supervision Interests

Urban Design, Visualisation, Infrastructure, Post-industrial Landscapes

Profile

Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at ImaginationLancaster and Associate Director of Research of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University. He is formerly of the Manchester School of Architecture where he was Principal Lecturer, Director of Studies and Co-director of the [Re_Map] atelier, whose research is concerned with the mapping and representation of urban networks, data and conditions. His work responds to the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation and discourse addressing the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation. The culmination of numerous strands of research in this area was published in the co-authored Urban Maps: Instruments of Narrative and Interpretation in the City (2011).   

In particular, he is interested in why and how (maybe even where and when) we design, rather than what we design. His PhD thesis, The Ecology of the Architectural Model sought to contribute to the understanding of learning-by-doing in design education and has since been published as a book (2007). This area of his research continues to inspire and evolve his design thinking and activity. As such, his recent work investigates the extended toolkit available to designers via digital design and fabrication processes and techniques, and their application in relation to architecture as his latest book, Digital Fabrication in Architecture (2012) attests. His papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work exhibited across the UK and China.

2014

A visual history of the future

Dunn, N., Cureton, P. & Pollastri, S. 25/09/2014 London: Foresight Government office for Science, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, HMSO, Foresight land use futures. 142 p. (Foresight: Future of Cities)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Architectural modelmaking

Dunn, N. 8/09/2014 2nd ed. ed. London: Laurence King. 216 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Beyond the smart city: reflecting human values in the built environment

Mullagh, L., Blair, L. & Dunn, N. 22/07/2014 The Third International Conference on Smart Systems, Devices and Technologies SMART 2014 July 20 - 24, 2014 - Paris, France. Patrono, L. & Leister, W. (eds.). Paris, France: IARIA, p. 43-46 4 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Interactive instruments: situated technology, intelligent terrain, and design commons

Dunn, N. 11/04/2014 In: The International Journal of Design in Society. 7, 2, p. 111-119 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Mapping interstices: understanding urban conditions through the lived experience of societal margins in contemporary film

Dunn, N. 25/11/2013 Once upon a place: architecture and fiction. Gadanho, P. & Oliveira, S. (eds.). Lisbon, Portgual: Editora Caleidoscópio , p. 185-195 11 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Model behaviour

Dunn, N. 24/10/2013 The handbook of interior architecture and design. Brooker, G. & Weinthal, L. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 441-453 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

The end of architecture?: networked communities, urban transformation and post-capitalist landscapes

Dunn, N. 2013 In: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. 3, 2, p. 67-75 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

An evo-devo approach to architectural design

Richards, D., Dunn, N. & Amos, M. 2012 GECCO '12: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. New York, USA: ACM Press, p. 569-576 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Altered states: social networks, digital ecologies and affecting change in the urban landscape

Dunn, N. 2012 In: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. 2, 1, p. 151-160 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Digital fabrication in architecture

Dunn, N. 2012 London: Laurence King. 192 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2011

Infrastructural urbanism: ecologies and technologies of multi-layered landscapes

Dunn, N. 2011 In: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. 1, 1, p. 87-96 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Urban maps: instruments of narrative and interpretation in the city

Dunn, N. & Brook, R. 07/2011 Farnham: Ashgate. 250 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2010

Architectural modelmaking

Dunn, N. 2010 London: Laurence King. 192 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Hybrid modes of inquiry: [re]mapping the nature of the design studio in architecture education

Dunn, N. 2010 In: Design Principles and Practices. 4, 2, p. 39-46 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article