is a registered Australian architect, journalist, and cartoonist interested in the architectural image-economy, drawings as cultural techniques, and paradoxical infrastructures. She is currently working on the ontology and techno-politics of Building Information Modeling (BIM), and more broadly, media histories and theories of architectural visualization.
Amelyn is currently a Teaching Assistant for James Graham, director of Publications at Columbia GSAPP, and works with The Avery Review and Columbia Books on Architecture and the City (CBAC). She was recently a researcher for VOLUME in Amsterdam, and is currently developing Infrastructural Ironies, an illustrated booklet to accompany the syllabus for Tei Carpenter’s Infrastructural Imaginaries seminar at Columbia GSAPP. In addition to working with the GSAPP Exhibitions Office on several exhibitions at Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery and Avery Hall, she has worked closely with Detroit-based visual artist, Danielle Dean, on a number of exhibitions at 47 Canal, the Stedelijk Museum, South London Gallery, and for the Athens Biennale 2018. Her work can be found in Avery Shorts, MONU, VOLUME, Assemble Papers, Architect Victoria, Architectural Review Asia-Pacific, Inflection Journal, Foreground, and Australian Design Review. She has cartooned for pulparchitecture, Arena Magazine, and Sydney University Press.
In New York, Amelyn co-organizes Works in Progress (WiP), an artist event series at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She was involved in organizing the 2018 CCCP Symposium, Renegotiating Precarity, at the Swiss Institute, and the CCCP Venice Encounters research project at the 2018 Venice Biennale. From 2016-17, Amelyn co-organized PROCESS at Loop, a monthly public forum and speaker series on architecture that has been run by emerging Melbourne architects since 2004.