This is the blog of Lindsay Bremner, set up to record intersections between architecture, geology and politics. It is interested in architecture as geological form(ul)ation, in the political life of geo-architecture and in the history of geological thought in architecture. It is a vehicle for recording and disseminating work being undertaken through research, field work and teaching at the University of Westminster, London, UK.
Bremner is Professor and former Director of Architectural Research in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster, where she teaches DS18 with Roberto Bottazzi and supervises PhD research. The work of DS18 is covered under the teaching tab in this blog. Bremner is currently holder of Monsoon Assemblages, ERC Starting Grant no. 679873 (2016-2021), undertaking research on the urban monsoon in Chennai, Delhi and Dhaka. For more on this project go here.
Bremner was previously Professor of Architecture in the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia (2006 – 2011) and Chair of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (1998 – 2004). She has published, lectured and exhibited widely on the Indian Ocean and the transformation of Johannesburg after the end of apartheid, including the book, Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998 – 2008 (Johannesburg: Fourthwall Books) available here.
Bremner holds a B.Arch degree from the University of Cape Town and M.Arch and DSc.Arch degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.