Dr Andrew Alexander Douglas

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Auckland: Masters in Women's Studies, University of Auckland; Doctor of Philosophy, Goldsmiths, University of London


Andrew is a Senior Lecturer in Theory & Design at the School of Architecture and Planning. He previously taught Spatial Design at the School of Art + Design at Auckland University of Technology.  He is a member of the TurnSpace Collective, and an Executive Editor of Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts. He currently chairs the enigma: he aupiki Trust, and is a trustee on the Greg Bowron Trust.  He has practiced architecture in both Auckland and London and has pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Auckland and Goldsmiths, University of London.  His research ranges across fields associated with urban and Greek philosophy and history, aspects of Continental philosophy—particularly the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari—critical perspectives on socio-spatial practice, and gender and sexuality as these pertain to literature, cinema and the urban imaginary. His doctoral research investigated observation and reflectivity in modernity via accounts of walking in European urbanism since the seventeenth century.  His current research includes the role of affect in emerging forms of publicness and governance, colonial-urban formations in New Zealand, and philosophies of image and imagination.

Research | Current

Research Areas

  • Duration & theorisations of heritage
  • Urban shared spaces: affect & political dimensions
  • the teaching pedagogies related to spatial theorisations



Douglas, A. (2017). On Territorial Images: Erewhon, or, Chiastic Desire. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 18, pp. 24-36.

Douglas, A. (2016). Introduction: The Turn of Beginnings. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 17, pp. 2-8. 

Douglas, A. & Hopewell, H. (2015). Introduction: The City Without Qualities. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 16, pp. 1-5.

Douglas, A. (2015). Plan/Ditch: Topographical Inscription in an Early colonial Capital. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 16, pp. 57-.71

Douglas, A. (2014). Introduction: Being Moved. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 15, pp. 6-11.

A.-Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul & Douglas, A. (2011). Introduction: Aspects of Interiority. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 12, pp. 5-9.



TurnSpace Collective (Douglas, A., Gallagher, S., Hedges, S., Jones, R. (2015). The Hole of Yellow Archipelago, Toad foundation, Creative Learning Centre, Auckland Art Gallery. Collaboration with artist, Judy Darragh & Balmoral Primary School. See https://www.aucklandartgallery.com/whats-on/exhibition/hole-of-yellow-archipelago

Teaching | Current

Studio Design

Postgraduate supervision

Hannah Hopewell (PhD), When design won’t do: Writing towards an immanent praxis of the everyday. Main supervisor.

Susan Gallagher (PhD), Head space home body: A queer inquiry into topoanalysis and the production of counter-dwelling. Main supervisor.

Weian Chen (PhD), Journey into presence. Main supervisor.

Xiaoli Liu (PhD), Humane Surroundings: Research on Outdoor Space in Gated Communities in China. Main supervisor.

Saeed Haghnia (PhD). Residential Environments for Aging Iranian People: Architecture as a Prosthesis. Secondary supervisor.

Areas of expertise

  • Aspects of urban and Greek philosophy and history
  • Poststructuralist thinking—particularly the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
  • Socio-spatial theories & practice,
  • Cultural articulation of gender and sexuality, particularly as these pertain to literature, cinema and the urban imaginary.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Enigma: he aupki Trust - Chair

Greg Bowron Trust - Treasurer

Interstices Publishing Group - Executive Editor

New Zealand Institute of Architecture - Academic Member

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 318
New Zealand