Professor Stephen   Loo
Professor

Professor Stephen Loo

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

For more than 25 years, Professor Stephen Loo has researched, taught and practiced in the transdisciplinary nexus of design, philosophy, art, performance and science. He has published widely in architecture and design theory, biophilosophy, posthumanist ethics, ecological humanities and experimental computational and digital thinking. He holds a PhD in architecture and philosophy from the University of Sydney. Recent books include Deleuze and Architecture (ed. with Helene Frichot 2012) and Poetic Biopolitics (ed. with Peg Rawes and Tim Mathhews 2016) and is currently working on Speculative Ethologies (with Undine Sellbach) on the relationship between entomology, psychoanalysis and ethics.

Stephen is a founding partner of award-winning design, architecture, interpretation and exhibition practice Mulloway Studio, whose projects have featured in the Venice Biennale in 2008 and 2014. He has a performance-philosophy based art practice and has shown internationally in Paris, Berlin, London, Phoenix, Prague, Sydney and Adelaide, and is part of an international collective, The Food Project.

Stephen is a PLuS Alliance Fellow, Visiting Professor at the Centre for Philosophical Technologies, Arizona State University, and Adjunct Professor at University of Tasmania. Other roles included Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and Chief External Examiner at La Salle College of the Arts Singapore, and Goldsmiths College London.

Stephen has played a key role in national and international policy settings in architecture and design education. From 2010-2016 he was Chair of the National Education Committee, Australian Institute of Architects (AIA); and President of the Australian Deans of the Built Environment and Design (ADBED) from 2013-2016.

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Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Sellbach U; Loo S, 2018, 'The blind & deaf highway woman', in Hilevaara K; Orley E (ed.), The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 123 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315561059
    Books | 2016
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Rawes P; Loo S; Mathews T, 2016, Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts, I. B. Tauris
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Sellbach U, 2016, 'Mistress O and the bees: biopolitics and the performance of a makeshift poetics', in Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts, I.B. Taurus and Co., Ltd., pp. 81 - 104, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/109440
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Sellbach U, 2015, 'A Picture book of invisible worlds: semblances of insects and humans in Jakob von Uexküll's laboratory', in Broglio R; Young F (ed.), Being Human: Between Animals and Technology, Routledge, London; New York, pp. 42 - 61
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Sellbach U; Loo S, 2015, 'Insects and other minute perceptions in the baroque house', in Deleuze and the Non/Human, pp. 103 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137453693.0010
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2015, 'De-signing as bio-technological endosymbiosis', in De-signing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice, Lexington Books, pp. 163 - 177, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/106811
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Sellbach U; Loo S, 2015, 'Insects and other minute perceptions in the Baroque House', in Deleuze and the Non/Human, Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 103 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137453693_7
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2013, 'Design-ing ethics: The good, the bad and the performative', in Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice, pp. 10 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203123973
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Frichot H; Loo S, 2013, 'The Exhaustive and the Exhausted - Deleuze AND Architecture', in Deleuze and Architecture, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1 - 11, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/89567
    Books | 2013
    Professor Stephen Loo
    2013, Deleuze and Architecture, Frichot H; Loo S, (ed.), Edinburgh University Press, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/88922
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2013, 'Abstract Care', in Deleuze and Architecture, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 245 - 261, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/88931
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2012, 'Design-ing ethics', in Design and Ethics: Reflection on Practice, Routledge, pp. 10 - 19, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/89585
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2011, 'The (Not So) Smooth Flow Between Architecture and Life', in Architecture in The Space of Flows, Routledge, pp. 199 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203721018
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2007, 'Responding by Mimicry, or Three Frames Towards Becoming a Visual Animal', in Visual Animals: Crossovers, Evolution and New Aesthetics, edn. 2007, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, pp. 161 - 189, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/63173
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2004, 'Choose Technology, Choose Economics: The Ethico-Aesthetic Obligation of the Arts and Humanities', in Innovation and Tradition: Arts, Humanities and the Knowledge Economy, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc, pp. 58 - 70, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61530
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Teal R; Loo S, 2018, 'A Pedagogy of the Concept: Rereading an Architectural Convention through the Philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari', International Journal of Art and Design Education, vol. 37, pp. 211 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jade.12095
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Sellbach U, 2015, 'Insect affects: the big and small of the entomological imagination in childhood', Angelaki, vol. 20, pp. 79 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2015.1065125
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Sellbach U, 2013, 'A picture book of invisible worlds: semblances of insects and humans in Jakob von Uexküll’s laboratory', Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities, vol. 18, pp. 45 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2013.783441
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Sellbach U, 2013, 'Eating (with) insects: insect gastronomies and upside-down ethics', Parallax, vol. 19, pp. 12 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13534645.2013.743290
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Duff C; Jacobs K; Loo S; Murray S, 2013, 'The role of informal community resources in supporting stable housing for young people recovering from mental illness: key issues for housing policy-makers and practitioners', AHURI Final Report Series, vol. 199, pp. 1 - 92, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/82746
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2012, 'Introduction: Technics, memory and the architecture of history', Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, vol. 13, pp. 4 - 9, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/81711
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Malpas J, 2012, 'Interstices 13: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts', Interstices 13: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/81710
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2012, 'Emergent molarities: resistances on the molecular plane of biology and digital architecture', Architectural Theory Review, vol. 17, pp. 60 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13264826.2012.667869
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2011, 'the business of being a university', Architecture Bulletin, Learning Curves, vol. Nov - Dec 2011, pp. 8 - 9, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/76730
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Duff C; Murray S; Alic N; Loo S; Jacobs K, 2011, 'The role of informal community resources in supporting independent housing for young people recovering from mental illness', AHURI Positioning Paper, vol. Online, pp. EJ - EJ, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/74809
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2010, 'Summoning Daena: drawing the parallel', Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, vol. 11, pp. 40 - 48, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/68319
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2010, 'School of fine Furniture', Architecture Australia, vol. 99, pp. 80 - 84, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/68313
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Hinds MJ, 2010, 'A Weekend Away: Tasmanian Architectural Narratives Weekend', Architecture Australia, vol. 99, pp. 15 - 16, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/68317
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Gibson R, 2009, 'The Given (Interior) World', IDEA, Journal of the Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association, vol. 2009, pp. 72 - 83, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62229
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2008, 'Irigaray for Architects', Architectural Theory Review, vol. 13, pp. 119 - 122, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/54142
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2008, 'Aldo Iacobelli: From time to time we talk to the moon', Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, vol. 28, pp. 90 - 90, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/63671
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2007, 'Cinematic Multitude, Indeterminate Urbanism', Kerb: RMIT Journal of Landscape Architecture, vol. 2007, pp. 60 - 65, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/63174
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2007, 'Bringing art, research and people together, Anne and Gordon Museum of Art, University of South Australia', Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, vol. 7, pp. 72 - 73, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61425
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Comber B; Nixon H; Ashmore L; Loo S; Cook J, 2006, 'Urban Renewal from the Inside Out: Spatial and Critical Literacies in a Low Socioeconomic School Community', Mind, Culture and Activity, vol. 13, pp. 228 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327884mca1303-5
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2006, 'Possible words: The Architecture of the Imagination, Architecture Symposium', Architecture Review Australia, vol. 096, pp. 32 - 34, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61711
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2005, 'The anxiety of relations: risk in Heidegger’s experience with language for architecture and philosophy', The International Journal of the Humanities, vol. 3, pp. 51 - 58, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62270
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2005, 'The Dance of the Terrace and the Confidence of a City: North Terrace Redevelopment Stage 1', Place (official journal of the SA Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects), vol. 1, pp. 26 - 27, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61490
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2005, 'Other Small Ecologies: Troppo Architects, Adelaide Affordable Eco-Housing Competition', Architecture Australia (official national journal of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects), vol. 94, pp. 25 - 28, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61501
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2005, 'Multi-Function Citizenship: Mawson Centre and Garth Bloomer Building, UniSA, Russell & Yelland and Guida Moseley Brown Architects', InDesign, vol. 23, pp. 184 - 191, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61504
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2005, 'AnUneven Social Topography: State Library of South Australia, Guida Moseley Brown and Hassekk Architects', InDesign, vol. 20, pp. 164 - 173, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61508
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2004, 'Extra Ordinary: Sarah Wigglesworth, Architect, London', Monument, vol. 2004, pp. 18 - 19, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62249
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2004, 'Exquisite Pragmatism: Scholz Vinall', InDesign, vol. 2004, pp. 32 - 32, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62250
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2004, 'Educational Grid: Kurrajong Precinct Pultney Grammar School', Monument, vol. 60, pp. 84 - 88, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61545
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2004, 'A State of Small Architectures', The Adelaide Review, vol. July 2004, pp. 24 - 25, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62248
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2003, 'Introduction: Reviewing Architectural Theory', Architectural Theory Review, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 240, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61579
    Journal articles | 2001
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2001, 'Belonging and Time: Technology, Heidegger’s ’Event of Appropriation,’ and New Dutch Architecture', Architectural Theory Review, vol. 6, pp. 40 - 55, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62256
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2020, Co-PIVOT (Solo Exhibition 5 works), CO-PIVOT, The Space, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston Tasmania, 25 September 2020 - 26 October 2020, medium: Mixed media on canvas, discarded shirt, acrylic, thread, printed paper, pen and ink, at: https://www.sawtoothari.com/the-space-archive
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2020, Careful Whispers with the Autonomous Meridian Sensory Orchestra, Bruised Food: A Living Laboratory, RMIT Gallery, 20 February 2020 - 24 May 2019, medium: edible food, electronic and found sounds, dining setting and makeshift kitchen, at: https://bruisedfood.wordpress.com/bruised-food-lab-event-careful-whispers-a-cricket-banquet/%20https://rmitgallery.com/events/bruised-food-a-living-laboratory/
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Bones V; Loo S, 2014, 'Sound interpretation - acoustic ecologies and urban history', in M Gjerde EP (ed.), Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, Australasian Urban History/Planning History Group and Victoria University of Wellington, Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference (UHPH 14): Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History, pp. 31 - 46, Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference (UHPH 14): Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/99097
    Other | 2012
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2012, Small Protests Against Forgetting, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/81712
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Professor Stephen Loo
    King SA; Chatterjee A; Loo S, 2012, '29th SAHANZ Conference 2012 Conference Proceedings', in King S (ed.), Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, Society of Architectural Historians, The 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand, pp. 1294 - 1294, The 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/78723
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Van den Berg K; Loo S; King S, 2011, 'The ’Fusion of Horizon’s’: affect and the learning subject in architectural history and theory', in H Elkadi LX; Coulson J (ed.), Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, School of Architecture & Building, Deakin University, Architecture @ the Edge, pp. 407 - 417, Architecture @ the Edge, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/73455
    Other | 2009
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Yuen M, 2009, k2-02, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62230
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2009, 'The Transverse Face: Architecture X Culture', in Gatley J (ed.), Cultural Crossroads: SAHANZ 2009, The University of Auckland, NZ, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, pp. 39 - 39, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62265
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Nolan G; Sequeira SA, 2009, 'Performative Ecologies in the Built Environment: Sustainability Research Across Disciplines', in Stephen Loo FS (ed.), 2009 ANZAScA, School of Architecture & Design, TAS, 2009 ANZAScA Conference, pp. 1 - 58, 2009 ANZAScA Conference, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62278
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2009, 'Digital phenomenology and post-humanist ethics in architecture', in Kyoto EFEORCI (ed.), Architecture and Phenomenology, Kyoto Seika University, Architecture and Phenomenology International Conference, pp. 50 - 50, Architecture and Phenomenology International Conference, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62259
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Booth PC; Loo S, 2009, 'Beyond Equilibrium', in Smitheram J; Wood P (ed.), Sustainable Theory: Theorizing sustainability, Association of Architecture Schools in Australasia, AASA, pp. 1 - 11, AASA, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61550
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2008, 'The end of a metaphor and the collapse of the thinking subject', in Karl Jormkka EL (ed.), Building Designing Thinking: 3rd International Alvar Aalto Meeting of Modern Architecture, Alvar Aalto Academy, International Alvar Aalto Meeting of Modern Architecture, pp. 69 - 74, International Alvar Aalto Meeting of Modern Architecture, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/54135
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Potter E, 2008, 'Ecology and the Poetics of Brine', in Dr Rosemary Hawker APRW (ed.), alpha alpha alpha november zulu, Griffith University, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, pp. 73 - 73, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/54140
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2007, 'Strangely Familiar (working title)', in Mary Knights D (ed.), Strangely Familiar (working title), SASA Gallery, Strangely Familiar (working title), pp. 21 - 21, Strangely Familiar (working title), http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61434
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S; Bartsch K, 2007, 'Panorama to Paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architecture and Urban History and Theory', in Stephen Loo KB (ed.), Panorama to paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory, SAHANZ, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, pp. 77 pages plus CD rom - 77 pages plus CD rom, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61422
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2007, 'Biological Life: The Pedagogy of an Architectural Concept', in Orr K; Grady SK-O (ed.), Techniques and Technologies, Transfers and Transformations, University of Technology Sydney, AASA, pp. 144 - 149, AASA, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61303
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2006, 'Contesting Design in the General Terrain of Contemporary Public Space', in Terrance Mc Minn DSB (ed.), Contested Terrains (SAHANZ 2006), The Society of Architectural Historians, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, pp. 309 - 315, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/62272
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2005, 'The Professional Life: the Educable Body on the Convergence of Film and Architecture', in Sanders KH-DP (ed.), Drawing Together: Convergent Practices in Architectural Education, University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology, AASA, pp. 1 - 10 Web proceedings, AASA, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61524
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2005, 'Cinematic Sustainability: Film, Architecture and Ecological Production', in Skates H (ed.), Fabricating Sustainability, chool of Architecture & Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Architectural Science Association Conference, pp. CD rom - CD rom, Architectural Science Association Conference, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61511
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2003, 'Governing Architecture: Theory, Technology, and the Rise of Architectural Science Discourse in Australia 1953-1965', in Hayman S (ed.), The Diversity of Architectural Science, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, 37th annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, pp. 404 - 411, 37th annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61564
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2002, 'Wild Invention, Urban Belonging: Wilderness as Proposition in the City', in Blythe R (ed.), Wild Cities/Urban Wilderness, The University of Tasmania, Launceston, Wild Cities/Urban Wilderness Symposium, pp. 51 - 60, Wild Cities/Urban Wilderness Symposium, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61690
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2002, 'Languaging: Digital Diagrams and the ’Show and Tell’ of Design', in Luther M (ed.), The Modern Practice of Architectural Science: From Pedagogy to Andragogy, School of Architecture + Building, Deakin University, Geelong, VI, 36th annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, pp. 277 - 284, 36th annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61697
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2002, 'Koolhaas’s Generic and Melancholic Indeterminacy', in John Macarthur AM (ed.), Additions to Architectural History, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (inc. SA), Brisbane, AUS, XIXth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, pp. 1 - CD rom, XIXth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61693
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Professor Stephen Loo
    Loo S, 2002, 'Dutch Courage, Asian Know How: East-West Theoretical Crossings in Contemporary Urban Studies', in Errol Haarhoff EA-R (ed.), Southern Crossings: Whaka whitiwhiti au Tonga, The University of Auckland, NZ, Sixth Australasian of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 391 - 404, Sixth Australasian of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/61687

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