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Dr. Anna Ryan Moloney

Biography

In 2000, I graduated with a B.Arch. (First Class Honours) from the School of Architecture, University College Dublin. In 2008, I graduated with a PhD from the Department of Geography, University College Cork. I practised as an architect with Grafton Architects in Dublin for two years and was editor of building material, the journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland, for another two years. From 2002 to 2004 I was a part-time tutor in Geography at UCC, and from 2004 to 2006 was a part-time tutor in Architecture at UCD. Since 2007, I am a full-time Lecturer in Architecture at SAUL where I follow particular interests in landscape, writing, drawing and photography through my teaching and research. A monograph emerging from my PhD research, Where Land Meets Sea: coastal explorations of landscape, representation and spatial experience, was published by Ashgate (now Routledge) in 2012.

Research Interests

My research follows interests in landscape, the coast, and modes of writing. I am developing work on a number of research projects: the practice of spatial writing, through the writing of narrative fiction and creative non-fiction in specific physical contexts; an exploration of the writing of landscape in particular contemporary Irish literature; and a visual and textual study of the Irish seaside resort through contemporary student photography paralleled with eighteenth to twentieth-century travel writing and nascent tourist literature. I am an Irish representative on the Management Committee of the EU COST Action ‘Writing Urban Places' (CA18126) and a member of Working Group 4, Field-Work.

PhD supervisionCompleted:

Sharon O'Brien, 2020, For Space in Landscape Character Assessment (co-supervision with Prof Merritt Bucholz)

PhD supervision Current:

Eimear Tynan, Exploring the sensory engagement of spatial, temporal and material conditions of Arctic coastlines at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway (co-supervision with Prof Andrew Morrison, AHO) – commenced 2017

Claire Downey, Utopian Nights, Navigating No Place in Nocturnal Urban Landscapes (co-supervision with Dr Michael Kelly and Prof Merritt Bucholz) – commenced 2019


M.Arch. (by research) supervisionCompleted:

Rosemarie Webb, 2009, Developing a Living City Process: An Architect's Approach to Enabling Interdisciplinary Practice in Infrastructure Development (co-supervision with Prof Merritt Bucholz)

Teaching Interests

I currently teach the following modules:

AR4009 Design Studio 5a (21 credits); AR4010 Design Studio 5b (21 credits); AR4031 History and Theory of Architecture 1 (3 credits); AR4035 History and Theory of Architecture 5 (3 credits); AR4036 History and Theory of Architecture 6 (3 credits); AR4407 Architecture IU: ‘Writing Place' (6 credits).

In addition to the above, I have also taught the following modules for multiple semesters and years:

AR4001 Design Studio 1a; AR4002 Design Studio 1b; AR4003 Design Studio 2a; AR4004 Design Studio 2b; AR4021 Drawing and Representation 1; AR4022 Drawing and Representation 2; AR4023 Drawing and Representation 3; AR4024 Drawing and Representation 4; AR4032 History and Theory of Architecture 2; AR4033 History and Theory of Architecture 3; AR4034 History and Theory of Architecture 4; AR4417 Digital Media and Representation: Photography; AR4327 Culture Place Environment; AR6016 Graduate Thesis Dissertation 2.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2011 - Shortlisted for the Shannon Consortium Regional Award for Excellence in Higher Education Teaching
  • 2006 - Ireland Canada University Foundation Award
  • 2004 - Professional Training and Development Award
  • 2003 - Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship

Education

  • 2008 University College Cork - PhD
  • 2000 University College Dublin - B.Arch.

Association

  • Steering Group, Ongoing - Member of Steering Group - All-Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG)

Publications

Books

2012

Where Land Meets Sea: Coastal Explorations of Landscape, Representation and Spatial Experience
Anna Ryan
(2012) Where Land Meets Sea: Coastal Explorations of Landscape, Representation and Spatial Experience
Farnham, England : Ashgate

Book Chapters

2012

'Writing Architecture', 2009
Anna Ryan
(2012) 'Writing Architecture', 2009
In i.e. Patterns of thought; Dublin : Architecture Republic pp. 336-345

2005

My Yellow Wood?
Anna Ryan
(2005) My Yellow Wood?
In 01. AKAD: Experimental Research in Architecture and Design; Stockholm : AKAD pp. 86-89
[ULIR]

Other Journals

2005

'scape'-ing the land?
Anna Ryan
(2005) 'scape'-ing the land?
In Chimera: UCC Geography Journal; John Conway, Claire Mansfield(Ed.) Cork : University College Cork, Department of Geography pp. 132-138
[ULIR]

2005

Makescape: my diary of landscape
Anna Ryan
(2005) Makescape: my diary of landscape
In building material; Gary Boyd(Ed.) Dublin : Architectural Association of Ireland pp. 68-71
[ULIR]

2004

Editorial: "Architecture and Culture"
Anna Ryan
(2004) Editorial: "Architecture and Culture"
In building material; Anna Ryan(Ed.) Dublin : Architectural Association of Ireland pp. 1-2
[ULIR]

2004

the how-ness of place
Anna Ryan
(2004) the how-ness of place
In Chimera: UCC Geography Journal; Cian O'Callaghan, Richard Collins(Ed.) Cork : University College Cork, Department of Geography pp. 54-62
[ULIR]

2003

Editorial: "Architecture and (Dis)Ability"
Anna Ryan
(2003) Editorial: "Architecture and (Dis)Ability"
In building material; Anna Ryan(Ed.) Dublin : Architectural Association of Ireland pp. 2-3
[ULIR]

2003

Re-view: exploring the Docklands of Cork
Anna Ryan
(2003) Re-view: exploring the Docklands of Cork
In Chimera: UCC Geography Journal; Adrian Murphy, Denise Murphy(Ed.) Cork : University College Cork, Department of Geography pp. 70-77
[ULIR]

2003

Editorial: "Architectural Competitions"
Anna Ryan
(2003) Editorial: "Architectural Competitions"
In building material; Anna Ryan(Ed.) Dublin : Architectural Association of Ireland pp. 2-3
[ULIR]

2001

Speaking the Ground: Jan Olaf Jensen's lecture, a review
Anna Ryan
(2001) Speaking the Ground: Jan Olaf Jensen's lecture, a review
In building material; Peter Carroll(Ed.) Dublin : Architectural Association of Ireland pp. 38-41
[ULIR]

Conference Publications

2013

UNISCAPE: Landscape and Imagination: towards a new baseline for education in a changing world
Anna Ryan
(2013) UNISCAPE: Landscape and Imagination: towards a new baseline for education in a changing world
Conor Newman, Yann Nussaume, Bas Pedroli(Ed.) pp. 479-484 Paris

Other Publications

2008

Review of "Contemporary Irish Architecture" by Gerry O'Leary
Anna Ryan
(2008) Review of "Contemporary Irish Architecture" by Gerry O'Leary
In The Irish Arts Review; Dublin : pp. 144-144
[ULIR]