Dr Mahsa Foroughi

Dr Mahsa Foroughi

Casual Academic
Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Mahsa Foroughi is a distinguished architectural history and theory academic, seamlessly intertwining her roles as a scholar and artist. With a Ph.D. in Architecture, she has dedicated her career to unravelling the rich tapestry of architectural learning and teaching and the intricate interplay between design and historical contexts. As an academic, Mahsa has held esteemed positions at renowned institutions, including University of New South Wales and National Institute of Dramatic Art, where she served as a sessional lecturer and tutor. Her teaching philosophy centres on cultivating dynamic and enriching learning environments that foster critical thinking, interdisciplinary connections, and the development of analytical skills. Through meticulously designed syllabi and interactive learning approaches, she has inspired students to explore architecture as a lens for understanding the socio-cultural, technological, and artistic dimensions of human history.

  • Curatorial Outputs | 2018
    De Waal P; Foroughi M, 2018, Euclidean Form, exhibited at: Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 29 March 2018 - 09 April 2018, http://www.gaffa.com.au/exhibition/euclidean-form
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Foroughi M, 2014, 'Sense of space', presented at Understanding Change and Continuity through the Image, Berlin, Germany, 29 October 2014 - 30 October 2014
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Foroughi M, (eds.), 2013, 'Cinema, architecture and temporality: the fourth dimension in design', in ON CINEMA | 2013 Conference Book of Abstracts, Porto, Portugal, presented at ONCINEMA, Porto, Portugal, 16 May 2013 - 17 May 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Foroughi M, 2013, 'Temporal embodiment', presented at FILM AND MEDIA 2013: The Third Annual London Film and Media Conference, London, UK, 22 June 2013 - 24 June 2013

My Teaching

  • Cinematic Space (BEIL6003)
  • Designing Diversity: Architecture and Urbanism in a Multicultural Context (ARCH7216)
  • Architectural History and Theory 1 (ARCH1121)
  • Architectural History and Theory 3 (ARCH1322) 
  • Integrated Building Design (BEIL6009)
  • Architecture and Politics (ARCH7214)
  • Architecture and Urbanism in Asia (ARCH7220)