Claudia Dutson, PhD (RCA)

• Experienced research assistant, with knowledge of funding bids at institutional and department level.

• Experienced design studio tutor on RIBA accredited course at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

• Recently completed PhD by practice in architecture (AHRC-funded).

• Knowledge of HEFCE processes for institution-specific funding, and framework for teaching excellence.

• Extensive experience in preparing work for exhibition, exhibition design and organisation, and skilled in digital-aided making, physical computing, model making, photography, video and sound.

• Research-active, with participation in conferences in architecture and an emerging publication record.

Teaching / 2016-17
Design Tutor
Master of Architecture
Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts

As design tutor at UCA, I ran one of the vertical studios within the MArch, for sixteen Masters students. Writing a new studio brief for the year-long project the studio investigated the typology of 'Campus'.

I delivered tutorials, arranged external reviewers for crits, organised studio field trips, marked portfolios and examined work in internal viva voce examinations, I provided written feedback and grades for each student, selected contributions for exhibition, curated end of year show and attended appropriate course meetings.

Teaching / 2015-Present
Visiting Lecturer
MA Information Experience Design
School of Communication, Royal College of Art

As tutor at RCA, I guided final-year Masters students through the final thesis project, providing one to one tutorials, preparing and deliver seminars and workshops, setting crits and reviews, preparing students for final examination.

As a member of staff on the IED course, I actively contributed towards the curriculum and setting standards for attainment in the course through implementing a rigorous ‘crit’ process for students and communicating the expectations of an MA thesis projects to staff, disseminating strategies and pedagogies from architecture to an expanding and very new course.


Teaching / 2015-16
Design Tutor
BA (Hons) Architecture
Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts

As design tutor for eleven final-year degree students on the BA (Hons) Architecture degree at UCA, I delivered tutorials, reviews and crits, marked assignments and portfolios, attended examination boards, examined work, provided written feedback and grades for each student. Preparing one of my students, who was nominated by the school for the RIBA Bronze Medal 2016.

Lecturing / Autumn 2015 & 2016
Guest Lecturer
Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London

As a guest lecturer I delivered three history and theory lecturers for BA (Hons) Interior & Spatial Design.

Consultancy / Apr - July 2015
Royal College of Art

Consultant and researcher, working with senior management and deans of schools across the institution on a successful major HEFCE Institute Specific Targeted Allocation (ISTA) funding bid.

I guided the narrative of this bid, the single largest teaching grant the institution receive. I worked with multiple evidence sets from within the institution including HESA data sets, quality assurance reports, validation and examiners reports. This knowledge is extremely relevant to the HEFCE Teaching Excellence Framework.

Selected Academic Papers /

• Do the right thing? How Not to do Things with Entrepreneurs (Nov 2016)
AHRA 2016 Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies, KTH Stockholm

• The Politics of Performance in Architecture (Nov 2014)
AHRA 2014 Industries of Architecture Conference, University of Newcastle

• Work, Love and Anger in Occupied Muildings: Metaphors for Heat in Humans, Machines and Architecture (Aug 2014)
AISB (Artificial Intelligence and Simulated Behaviour) Workshop on Figurative Language Department of Computer Science, University of Birmingham

• Stage Fright; Calling All Actors in a Building System to Perform (Oct 2013)
LoLo Student Lead Conference; The Energy Institute, University College London

Publications/ Chapters

• The Entrepreneurial Self, in Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies Economies Technologies, Hélène Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson and Helen Runting (eds)
(Routledge, Forthcoming 2018)

• Private Passions in the Silicon Valley in E.R.O.S. Journal: The Interior , Sami Jalili (ed.)
(November 2015)

• Performativity and Paranoia: or How to Do the ‘Internet of Things’ with Words, in Industries of Architecture, Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, Nick Beech (eds)
(Routledge Critiques Series, 2015)

Light Volumes, Dark Matters
(Royal College of Art, 2010)


• 2017 Royal College of Art
PhD (RCA) Architecture
Supervised by Dr Fernando Rihl, Dr Jon Goodbun

• 2008 Royal College of Art
MA (RCA) Architecture

• 2005 University of East London
BSc (Hons) Architecture

• 1997 Oaklands College
BTEC Media Studies

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