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James Brown

Associate Professor of Architecture



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Associate professor at Umeå School of Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture, with a particular interest in critical pedagogy, decolonizing the curriculum and the role of design-build and live projects in architectural education.

James studied Architecture at the University of Sheffield (BA Honours 2004 & Master of Architecture 2008) and Queen's University Belfast (2012). He has held academic positions at De Montfort University, Norwich University of the Arts, the Royal College of Art and the University of Nottingham.

James is responsible for five consecutive History of Architecture courses in the Architecture program at UMA. The courses provide students with core knowledge about the history of the discipline, including exemplar buildings and architects, while also developing research and writing skills.

Winner of Umeå University's Faculty of Science and Technology educational award 2021 for innovation and quality of education in the History of Architecture courses.

Milton Keynes: Open University / Design Research Society 2020
Brown, James Benedict
Building Beyond Borders : Fall symposium 2020: Reflecting On The Dynamisms Of Intercultural Collaboration In Build Projects, Hasselt: 2020 : 158-163
Brown, James Benedict; Russell, Peter
Postdigital Science and Education, Springer 2020, Vol. 2 : 1069-1230
Jandrić, Petar; Hayes, David; Truelove, Ian; et al.
The Production Sites of Architecture, Abingdon: Routledge 2019 : 129-144
Brown, James Benedict
London: RIBA Publishing 2018
Brown, James Benedict
London: RIBA Publishing 2016
Brown, James Benedict; Harriss, Harriet; Morrow, Ruth; et al.
Radical pedagogies: architectural education and the British tradition, Newcastle upon Tyne: RIBA Publishing 2015 : 67-73
Brown, James Benedict

5AR132 History of Architecture 1:1

5AR138 History of Architecture 1:2

5AR202 History of Architecture 2:1

5AR206 History of Architecture 2:2

5AR302 History of Architecture 3