Dr Rachel Carley

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Senior Lecturer

Email: rachel.carley@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1609-115X

Academic appointments:

  • Senior Lecturer Programme Leader: Thesis and Project, School of Art and Design Programme Leader: Masters of Cultural and Creative Practice (MCCP), School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland (2017 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Hons.), University of Auckland
  • PhD (Architecture), University of Auckland

Overview:

Research investigations located at the intersections between interior design, visual art, ceramic, gastronomic and pedagogical practices. The research trajectory includes histories and theories of the interior (in particular a preoccupation with colour and surface treatments as they relate to spatial, painting, textile, ceramic and sculptural practices), literature (in particular forms of literary constraint), still life, and gastronomy. Recent research has sought to investigate the adaptive reuse of interior architecture in sub-optimal conditions and interrogate how rationing methodologies and indigenous frameworks can guide the development of evocative design propositions at postgraduate level.

Research interests:

Interior design history, theory and pedagogy
Literary Constraints
Rationing methodologies and indigenous frameworks
Spatial design and gastronomy
Spatial design and still life
Ceramics

Teaching summary:

Research Methods
Contextual Review
Design Practice postgraduate studio
Post-graduate supervisions

Professional activities:

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • National Māori Academic Excellence Award, University of Auckland (2007)
  • Frederick Ost Travel Scholarship in Architecture, University of Auckland (1999)
  • University of Auckland Māori Doctoral Scholarship, University of Auckland (1998 - 2001)
  • Senior Prize, University of Auckland, School of Architecture (1997)
  • Cavalier Bremworth Design Award, Cavalier Bremworth (1995)
  • Senior Prize, University of Auckland: Faculty of Arts (1994)
  • Cavalier Bremworth Design Award, Cavalier Bremworth (1994)
  • Vernon Brown Memorial Award, University of Auckland, School of Architecture (1993)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Reviewer, Journal of Interior Design (2015 - 2019)
  • Reviewer, SITUATION Symposium, Interior Design, RMIT (2014)
  • Judge, AGM Interior Awards (2014)
  • Reviewer, Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts (2012 - ongoing)
  • Executive Editor, IDEA Journal (2012 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, IDEA Journal (2011 - ongoing)
  • Judge: Best Design Awards (Spatial Category), DINZ (2010)
  • Judge, AAA/Cavalier Bremworth Design Awards (2003)

Other professional recognition

  • Examiner, PhD, AUT, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - 2019)
  • External Examiner: Master of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (2014 - ongoing)
  • External Examiner, Massey University, College of Creative Arts (2013 - ongoing)
  • External Examiner: PhD, Curtin University (2013)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Carley, R. (2018). Puzzle: A model for the interior architecture design studio informed by oulipian constraints. In G. Marinic (Ed.), Interior architecture theory reader (pp. 360-367). London, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

  • Cameron, N., Clarke, P., Lockhart, K., & Carley, R. (2013). Nanette Cameron and the development of interior design in New Zealand. In P. Clarke, & V. Stone (Eds.), Nanette Cameron: Interior design legend (pp. 66-77). Auckland: Objectspace.

  • Carley, R. (2012). Constructed to be destroyed: Untitled (Room) and its representations. In Interior: A State of Becoming Symposium Proceedings: Full Papers. Perth: IDEA: Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association. Retrieved from http://idea-edu.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/P59.pdf

Journal articles

Book chapters

  • Carley, R. (2018). Puzzle: A model for the interior architecture design studio informed by oulipian constraints. In G. Marinic (Ed.), Interior architecture theory reader (pp. 360-367). London, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

  • Carley, R. (2015). Ceramics, still life and the floral: Contextualising design practice. In S. Treadwell, & L. Treep (Eds.), Architecture in an expanded field (pp. 26-35). Auckland: Architecture + Women NZ & Aalto Books.

  • Cameron, N., Clarke, P., Lockhart, K., & Carley, R. (2013). Nanette Cameron and the development of interior design in New Zealand. In P. Clarke, & V. Stone (Eds.), Nanette Cameron: Interior design legend (pp. 66-77). Auckland: Objectspace.

Conference contributions

Oral presentations

  • Carley, R., Yelland, A., Lane, K., Katzoff, I., & Billing, C. (2015). Objectspace Talkfast. Auckland.

  • Carley, R. (2013). Ceramics, Still Life and the Floral. Auckland.

Other outputs

  • Carley, R. (2017). Wunderkammer. In Urbis Magazine (Iss. 96 Feb-April). AGM Publishing. Retrieved from https://agm.co.nz/magazines/urbis/

  • Carley, R. (2014). Masu. In Interior Magazine (Iss. 11). AGM Publishing. Retrieved from https://agm.co.nz/magazines/interior/

  • Hollis, E., Peterson, H., Aeschbacher, P., Pombo, F., Volz, K., Di Cinto, L., . . . Choudhuri, A. (2014). IDEA Journal 2013: Unbecoming. (Iss. 2013). Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from http://idea-edu.com/journal/2013-idea-journal/

  • Carley, R. (2013). The Sugar Club. In Interior Magazine (Iss. 10). AGM Publishing. Retrieved from https://agm.co.nz/magazines/interior/

  • Treadwell, S., Leon, J., Martin, I., Macken, M., Rodrigo, R., Weir, S., . . . Carey, J. (2013). IDEA Journal 2012: Negotiating the Perils and Pleasures of Interiority. (Iss. 2012). Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from http://idea-edu.com/journal/2012-idea-journal/

  • Carley, R. (2012). Vitrification. In NZIA Newsletter: Auckland Branch (Iss. June 2012). NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects).