is an Australian architect, journalist, and cartoonist interested in the politics and materialities of architectural images, drawing techniques, and the sociality of infrastructure. She uses journalism as an investigative platform for critical architectural issues, and has experimented extensively with self-reflexive publication formats. Having worked for more than 3 years in multi-residential practice and obtaining her architect’s registration in the state of Victoria, Australia, she is now pursuing further academic research at Columbia University GSAPP, in the MS. Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices graduate program.
In New York, Amelyn is currently teaching assistant for James Graham, director of Publications at Columbia GSAPP, and for the Columbia Books on Architecture and the City imprint. This year, she is co-organizer of the Works in Progress (WiP) artist talk series at Columbia University, and was involved in the 2018 CCCP Symposium “Renegotiating Precarity” at the Swiss Institute, and Venice Encounters research project at the 2018 Venice Biennale. In Melbourne, Amelyn co-curated PROCESS at Loop Bar, Melbourne, a speaker series and public forum on architecture and related fields.
Amelyn has taught 3rd year design studio and contemporary architectural theory at the Melbourne School of Design, and has been a visiting studio critic for graduate and undergraduate architecure programs at Texas A&M, Melbourne, and Monash Universities. In recent years she has presented conference papers on civic agency, refugee housing equality, and representations of labor resistance, at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Cyprus, and Utrecht University respectively. She holds M.Arch and B.Env degrees with fist class honors from the University of Melbourne. She writes frequently for both the page and the pixel. Her published writing and drawings can be found in MONU, VOLUME, Assemble Papers, Architect Victoria, Architectural Review Asia-Pacific, Inflection Journal, Foreground, FLOG, and Australian Design Review. She has also drawn cartoons for pulparchitecture and Sydney University Press, and has peer reviewed for the AMPS academic journal.