Dr Susan Hedges

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Deputy Head of School, Art & Design

Email: susan.hedges@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4094-6699

Academic appointments:

  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland Universtiy of Technology (2014 - ongoing)
  • Head of Department, Auckland University of Technology (2016 - ongoing)
  • Head of Department Spatial / Indsutrial / Textiles / Fashion, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Deputy Head of School, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD (Architecture), School of Architecture + Planning, NICAI, University of Auckland
  • Master of Architecture (Hons), School of Architecture + Planning, NICAI, University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), School of Architecture + Planning, NICAI, University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Architectural Science, School of Architecture + Planning, NICAI, University of Auckland

Overview:

Susan Hedges is a Senior Lecturer in Spatial Design in the School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Her research and publication interests embrace an interest for architectural drawing, interior architecture, notation, dance, film and critical theory in regarding drawing and visual culture. These seemingly divergent fields are connected by an interest in the relationship that exists between the body condition, surface, pattern, architectural notation and visual images.

Fields of research:

  • Architecture
  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Design
  • Design History and Theory

Featured professional activities

    Research outputs:

    Featured research outputs

    • Hedges, S. (2019). Women architects in the modern movement. In Fabrications: the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (Vol. 29, Iss. 2, pp. 306-308). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi:10.1080/10331867.2019.1590761

    • Hedges, S. (2019). Interior decoration to exterior surface: the beleaguered relief. Interiority, 2(1), 79-93. doi:10.7454/in.v2i1

    • Hedges, S. (2018). The Waiting Room: Transitional Space and Transitional Drawing. In G. Marinic (Ed.), The Interior Architecture Theory Reader (pp. 98-106). Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

    • Yan, J., Reay, S. D., & Hedges, S. (2017). Playscapes: Pure Ludens. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017 (pp. 347-351). Melbourne.

    • Hedges, S. (2017). Micro-structures, building blocks and the mural relief. In 2017 Interstices Under Construction Symposium (pp. 21). Auckland: Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts. Retrieved from http://interstices.ac.nz/

    • Hedges, S. (2016). Shadowy figures and strange interiors: The optician’s waiting room. In Proceedings of the fourth International Conference of the European Architectural History Network (pp. 19-27). Dublin: UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy. Retrieved from https://eahn2016conference.files.wordpress.com/

    • Hedges, S. (2016). The waiting drawing. In C. Barton, S. Treadwell, & S. Twose (Eds.), Drawing Is / Not Building (pp. 60-61). Wellington, New Zealand: Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi. Retrieved from http://www.adamartgallery.org.nz/

    • Hedges, S. (2015). Drawing Is/Not Building. Victoria University of Wellington. Retrieved from http://www.adamartgallery.org.nz/

    • Hedges, S., Douglas, A., Gallagher, S., & Jones, R. (2015). Hole of yellow archipelago: Todd Foundation creative learning centre [Artefact]. Auckland Art Gallery. Retrieved from http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/

    • 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/

    • Hedges, S. (2014). The escaping surface. In Situation: Symposium and Exhibtion Proceedings (pp. 64-65). Melbourne: Interior Design, RMIT University. Retrieved from http://www.situation14.com/

    • Hedges, S. (2013). Dressing surface wounds. IDEA Journal (The Journal of the Interior Design / Interior Architecture Educators Association), Unbecoming. Retrieved from http://idea-edu.com/journal_context/2013-idea-journal/

    • Hedges, S. (2012). On Frascari's notion of construal. (University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand).

    • Hedges, S. (2012). Interference: The restless drawing. In Interior: A Sate of Becoming, Book 1: Symposium Proceedings (pp. 20). Perth: Curtin University. Retrieved from http://idea-edu.com/symposiums/2012-interior-a-state-of-becoming/#papers

    • Hedges, S. (2012). The emptying out and the abstracted detail. In Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage Proceeding of the 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (pp. 375-388). Launceston, Tasmania: University of Tasmania, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.sahanz.net/conferences/

    • Hedges, S. (2010). Scale as the representation of an idea, the dream of architecture and the unravelling of a surface. Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, (11).

    • Hedges, S. (2010). Detail as fragment: the incomplete, the possibility of connection and an excess of multiplicities'.. In Imagining: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International SAHANZ Conference (pp. 169-174). Australia: Published in Newcastle for the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/conference/sahanz-2010/

    • Hedges, S. (2009). Architectural Notation and the Body Condition: Tracking the dance of E1027.. In OCCUPATION: Negotiations With Constructed Space. England. Retrieved from http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/

    • Hedges, S. (2009). Detail as Repetition – The Ritual of Drawing. In Cultural Crossroads: (pp. 27-28). New Zealand: Published in Auckland New Zealand for the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/sahanz

    • Hedges, S. (2009). ‘Scale as the representation of an idea, the dream of architecture and the unravelling of a surface. In Interstices Under Constrcution Symposium: The Traction of Drawing.. New Zealand.

    • Hedges, S. (2008). Detail as Secret or Hidden –The Chinese Whisper. In History in practice: the 25th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. : Deakin University. Retrieved from http://www.sahanz.net/

    • Hedges, S. (2007). The Architectural Journey. In R. Yee (Ed.), Architectural drawing: a visual compendium of types and methods (pp. 583-584). Hoboken, New Jersey: J. Wiley & Sons.

    • Hedges, S. (2006). Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet. In H. McNaughton, & A. Lam (Eds.), The reinvention of everyday life: culture in the twenty-first century (Chinese Edition). Fudan University Press.

    • Hedges, S. (2006). Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet. In McNaughton, Howard., and Adam., Lam, (Ed.), The reinvention of everyday life : culture in the twenty-first century (pp. 83-91). Canterbury University Press: Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press.

    Journal articles

    • Hedges, S. (2019). Interior decoration to exterior surface: the beleaguered relief. Interiority, 2(1), 79-93. doi:10.7454/in.v2i1

    • Hedges, S. (2013). Dressing surface wounds. IDEA Journal (The Journal of the Interior Design / Interior Architecture Educators Association), Unbecoming. Retrieved from http://idea-edu.com/journal_context/2013-idea-journal/

    • Hedges, S. (2010). Scale as the representation of an idea, the dream of architecture and the unravelling of a surface. Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, (11).

    Creative works

    • Hedges, S., Douglas, A., Gallagher, S., & Jones, R. (2015). Hole of yellow archipelago: Todd Foundation creative learning centre [Artefact]. Auckland Art Gallery. Retrieved from http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/

    Book chapters

    • Hedges, S. (2018). The Waiting Room: Transitional Space and Transitional Drawing. In G. Marinic (Ed.), The Interior Architecture Theory Reader (pp. 98-106). Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

    • Hedges, S. (2016). The waiting drawing. In C. Barton, S. Treadwell, & S. Twose (Eds.), Drawing Is / Not Building (pp. 60-61). Wellington, New Zealand: Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi. Retrieved from http://www.adamartgallery.org.nz/

    • Hedges, S. (2007). The Architectural Journey. In R. Yee (Ed.), Architectural drawing: a visual compendium of types and methods (pp. 583-584). Hoboken, New Jersey: J. Wiley & Sons.

    • Hedges, S. (2006). Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet. In H. McNaughton, & A. Lam (Eds.), The reinvention of everyday life: culture in the twenty-first century (Chinese Edition). Fudan University Press.

    • Hedges, S. (2006). Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet. In McNaughton, Howard., and Adam., Lam, (Ed.), The reinvention of everyday life : culture in the twenty-first century (pp. 83-91). Canterbury University Press: Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press.

    Conference contributions

    • Yan, J., Reay, S. D., & Hedges, S. (2017). Playscapes: Pure Ludens. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017 (pp. 347-351). Melbourne.

    • Hedges, S. (2017). Micro-structures, building blocks and the mural relief. In 2017 Interstices Under Construction Symposium (pp. 21). Auckland: Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts. Retrieved from http://interstices.ac.nz/

    • Hedges, S. (2016). Shadowy figures and strange interiors: The optician’s waiting room. In Proceedings of the fourth International Conference of the European Architectural History Network (pp. 19-27). Dublin: UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy. Retrieved from https://eahn2016conference.files.wordpress.com/

    • Hedges, S. (2014). The escaping surface. In Situation: Symposium and Exhibtion Proceedings (pp. 64-65). Melbourne: Interior Design, RMIT University. Retrieved from http://www.situation14.com/

    • Hedges, S. (2012). Interference: The restless drawing. In Interior: A Sate of Becoming, Book 1: Symposium Proceedings (pp. 20). Perth: Curtin University. Retrieved from http://idea-edu.com/symposiums/2012-interior-a-state-of-becoming/#papers

    • Hedges, S. (2012). The emptying out and the abstracted detail. In Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage Proceeding of the 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (pp. 375-388). Launceston, Tasmania: University of Tasmania, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.sahanz.net/conferences/

    • Hedges, S. (2010). Detail as fragment: the incomplete, the possibility of connection and an excess of multiplicities'.. In Imagining: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International SAHANZ Conference (pp. 169-174). Australia: Published in Newcastle for the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/conference/sahanz-2010/

    • Hedges, S. (2009). Architectural Notation and the Body Condition: Tracking the dance of E1027.. In OCCUPATION: Negotiations With Constructed Space. England. Retrieved from http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/

    • Hedges, S. (2009). Detail as Repetition – The Ritual of Drawing. In Cultural Crossroads: (pp. 27-28). New Zealand: Published in Auckland New Zealand for the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/sahanz

    • Hedges, S. (2009). ‘Scale as the representation of an idea, the dream of architecture and the unravelling of a surface. In Interstices Under Constrcution Symposium: The Traction of Drawing.. New Zealand.

    • Hedges, S. (2008). Detail as Secret or Hidden –The Chinese Whisper. In History in practice: the 25th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. : Deakin University. Retrieved from http://www.sahanz.net/

    Theses

    • Hedges, S. (2012). On Frascari's notion of construal. (University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand).

    Oral presentations

    Other outputs

    • Hedges, S. (2019). Women architects in the modern movement. In Fabrications: the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (Vol. 29, Iss. 2, pp. 306-308). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi:10.1080/10331867.2019.1590761

    • 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/