For more than 30 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, performance studies, art theory, 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, Bangkok, Sydney and Adelaide. He is part of international collectives, the Food Art Research (FAR) Network, and 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, as well as Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar.
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. He is a member of the international Steering Committee for the Humanities Network Infrastructure (HuNI).