Isabelle Doucet

Full Professor at Architectural theory and methods

Isabelle Doucet is professor of theory and history of architecture at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, where she also acts as ACE’s coordinator for the university-wide Gender Initiative for Excellence (Genie). Since joining Chalmers, Isabelle initiated the research project “Women Architects and 1968”, beginning with pilot research on women graduates at Chalmers. Previously Isabelle was based at the University of Manchester, Manchester School of Architecture, and has also taught at universities in Belgium, Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands. Her research focuses on the relationship between architecture, (urban) politics, and social responsibility with a focus on the 1970s and the repercussions of architecture's "post-political" turn. She examines such questions through both conceptual-methodological inquiries and historical and contemporary cases.

Isabelle’s books include The Practice Turn in Architecture. Brussels after 1968 (2015) and the co-edited volume Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism (2011, with Nel Janssens). She recently co-edited the thematic issue “Resist Reclaim Speculate. Situated Perspectives on Architecture and the City” (Architectural Theory Review, 2018, with Hélène Frichot) and had previously co-edited thematic issues for Footprint Journal and Candide Journal for Architectural Knowledge. Isabelle’s research has been published in journals including Architecture & Culture, Architectural Theory Review, Oase Journal of Architecture, City Culture and Society, E-Flux, and the Journal of Educational Administration and History; and in edited volumes, such as the recently published Routledge Companion to Architecture and Social Engagement (Routledge 2018).

Since 2018, Isabelle acts as a general editor for Architectural Histories, the journal of the European Architectural History Network (https://journal.eahn.org). In 2018-2019, she participated in the Multidisciplinary Research Program titled “Architecture and/for the Environment” (https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/events/55861/multidisciplinary-research-program-architecture-andfor-the-environment) organised by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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2019

From Le Droit à la Ville to Rechte Räume. Legacies and legends of the Movement for the Reconstruction of the European City.

Isabelle Doucet, Janina Gosseye, Anne Kockelkorn
Jaap Bakema Study Centre Annual Conferences
Paper in proceedings
2019

Architectural Practice and Education “From the Inside Out”

Isabelle Doucet
Oase Journal for Architecture (102), p. 91-103
Magazine article
2019

Metro/Education Montreal (1970): Rethinking the Urban at the Crossroads of Megastructures, Systems Analysis and Urban Politics

Isabelle Doucet
Architecture and Culture. Vol. 7 (2), p. 179-196
Journal article
2019

Anticipating Fabulous Futures

Isabelle Doucet
E-Flux Architecture
Magazine article
2019

Review: Mai 68: L'architecture aussi!

Isabelle Doucet
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vol. 78 (3), p. 370-371
Magazine article
2018

Architecture and the Environment

Sophie Hochhausl, Torsten Lange, Ross Exo Adams et al
Architectural Histories. Vol. 6 (1)
Journal article

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2020–2021

Women in Architecture Leadership: “the new normal” or future amnesia?

Isabelle Doucet Architectural theory and methods
GENIE, Chalmers Gender Initiative for Excellence
The Chalmers University Foundation

2020–2020

When Experts Meet: Learning from Histories of Sustainable Transport

Isabelle Doucet Architectural theory and methods
Per Lundin Science, Technology and Society
Nils Björling Urban Design and Planning
Chalmers

2019–2022

Women in Architecture after 1968

Isabelle Doucet Architectural theory and methods
Chalmers

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