CV

Contact: david@burns.art

Education

2015-present

Goldsmiths Centre for Research Architecture, University of London, London, UK
PhD candidate

2000

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, NY
Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

1996

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Bachelor of Architecture

Academic and Professional Experience

2015-present

Royal College of Art School of Architecture, London, UK
Coordinator, Media Studies
ADS7 tutor
MRes tutor

2010-present

2009-2015

University of Technology Sydney School of Design, Sydney, NSW Australia
Director and Senior Lecturer, Photography and Situated Media

2008-2009

University of Technology Sydney School of Architecture, Sydney, NSW Australia
Senior Lecturer

2001-2010

SO-AD, New York, Pittsburgh, and Sydney
Director and Co-founder

2006-2007

Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Visiting Professor

2003-2007

Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Assistant Professor

2001-2003

Auburn University School of Architecture, Auburn, AL
Paul Rudolph Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture

2000-2001

Asymptote / Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Lead Designer

1998-1999

Holabird & Root, Chicago, IL

1998

DeStefano and Partners, Chicago, IL

1996-1997

McCarty Holsaple McCarty, Knoxville, TN

Invited Critic

2001-present

Architectural Association, Auburn University, Auburn University Rural Studio, UCL Bartlett March Urban Design, California College of the Arts School of Architecture, California College of the Arts School of Photography, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, Columbia University GSAPP, Centre for Research Architecture – Goldsmiths University of London, Monash University, Ohio State University, National Art School Sydney, RMIT, Royal College of Art, Syracuse University London, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Australia, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Tennessee, University of Western Australia

Lectures, Panel Discussions, Interviews, Symposia, and Workshops

2018

Lecture: "Extraterritoriality and the Bomb, Monash University, Melbourne VIC Australia

2018

Lecture: "Extraterritoriality and the Bomb, University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD Australia

2018

Lecture: "Extraterritoriality and the Bomb, University of the New South Wales, Sydney NSW Australia

2017

Workshop: Nuit Blanche Design Charette with Ecole Superior d’Architecture and Paris College of Art, Paris France

2017

Lecture: “Memory and the Copy: Thomas Demand and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe", Royal College of Art MPhil, London, UK

2016

Moderator: Keynote Roundtable for Photography in Academic Research, UCL, London, UK

2015

Lecture: "Politics, the Political, and the Image", University of New South Wales, College of Art and Design, Sydney NSW Australia

2015

Panel Discussion: "Shaun Gladwell in Conversation with Greg Ferris and David Burns", University of New South Wales, College of Art and Design, Sydney NSW Australia

2015

Lecture: "5 Years of Photography and Situated Media", UTS, Sydney NSW Australia

2014

Panel Discussion: "Architecture as Public Art: Beyond the Object", David Burns, Sam Spurr, and Urtzi Grau, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney NSW Australia

2014

Lecture: "The Political Image", UTS School of Architecture, Sydney NSW Australia

2014

Public Interview: "Robert Beson and Gabriele Ulacco in conversation with David Burns", Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney NSW Australia

2014

Panel Discussion: "City, Spaces, and the Arts", SAMAG (Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group), Sydney NSW Australia

2013

Lecture: "Remaining Other", University of Sydney School of Architecture, Sydney NSW Australia

2013

Lecture/Workshop: "Remaining Other: Curating", Goldsmiths Centre for Research Architecture, Architectural Association, UCL Bartlett March Urban Design, London, UK

2013

Lecture/Workshop: "Remaining Other: Publishing", Goldsmiths Centre for Research Architecture, Architectural Association, UCL Bartlett March Urban Design, London, UK

2012

Lecture: "What Destroys What", Monash University, Melbourne VIC Australia

2012

Lecture: "Image and architecture", UTS School of Architecture, Sydney NSW Australia

2012

Lecture: "New Collectivity", University of Sydney, Sydney NSW Australia

2012

Workshop: "Dissonance", Audio Architecture, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC Australia (N)

2012

Public Interview: Stefan Sagmeister with Sam Spurr, Sydney NSW Australia (N)

2012

Public Interview: Ilse Crawford with Sam Spurr, Sydne, NSW Australia (N)

2012

Public Interview: WORKac with Sam Spurr, Sydney NSW Australia (N)

2012

Public Interview: Rotor with Sam Spurr, Sydney NSW Australia (N)

2012

Public Interview: Broached Commissions with Sam Spurr, Sydney NSW Australia (N)

2012

Public Interview: Anthony Burke, Gerard Reinmuth, and Toko with Sam Spurr, Sydney NSW Australia (N)

2012

Lecture: "Collective Practice" with Sam Spurr, UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney NSW Australia

2012

Panel Discussion: "The Real, Presence and Absence" hosted by Andrew Benjamin Sydney NSW Australia

2012

Lecture: "Partial Architectures Gallery Talk", Gallery 103, Knoxville, TN

2011

Symposium: "INDEX Forum" Sydney NSW Australia

2011

Lecture: "N", Pecha Kucha, Hyde Park, Sydney NSW Australia

2011

Lecture: "Reflections on the Australian Contribution to the 2011 Prague Quadrennial", DAB LAB Research Gallery

2011

Lecture: "Ketamine, Corridors & Repetition", UTS School of Design, Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design

2011

Panel Discussion: "Curator's Talk", 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague, Czech Republic

2010

Symposium: "Co-isolated" with Richard Goodwin, Michael Snape, Adrian Lahoud, Tarsha Finney, Adam Jasper, Adam Geczy, Sydney NSW Australia

2010

Workshop: "Beirut Workshop" with Adrian Lahoud and Adam Jasper, UTS School of Architecture and School of Design

2009

Lecture: "Ketamine, Corridors & Repetition", University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture

2009

Lecture: "Triptychs, Images and Vitriol", University of Sydney, Sydney NSW Australia

2009

Lecture: "Triptychs and Other Obsessions", DAB LAB Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2008

Lecture: "Image as Architecture", University of Western Australia, Perth WA Australia

2008

Lecture: "Messy Digital", PTW Architecture, Sydney NSW Australia

2008

Lecture: "Image as Architecture", Terroir Architecture, Sydney NSW Australia

2008

Lecture: "Image as Architecture", UTS School of Architecture, Sydney NSW Australia

2008

Lecture: "DIY", Pecha Kucha Sydney V10, MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney NSW Australia

2008

Lecture: "Proximities", SONA 2008, Sydney NSW Australia

2008

Lecture: "Proximities", University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney NSW Australia

2007

Panel Discussion: "The State of the Image in Architecture", moderator, 937 Liberty Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2007

Lecture: "Digital Design and Fabrication in Contemporary Practice", Pittsburgh Builds AIA Convention, Pittsburgh, PA

2007

Lecture: "Recent SO-AD Work", Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, Pittsburgh, PA

2006

Panel Discussion: "Architecture, Sustainability and Education", 2006 AIAS Quadrant Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2003

Workshop: "Borderlands", Havana, Cuba, Auburn University

2003

Conference Presentation: "IDM: Introduction to Digital Media", Oklahoma State University, 19th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

2003

Lecture: "Recent SO-AD Work", University of Pittsburgh, Architecture Club Lecture Series

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Partial Architectures EDGE studio Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2012

Partial Architectures Gallery 103, Knoxville, TN

2009

Triptych 01 DAB LAB Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia

2005

ENDonEND Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2002

Strategy - Recent Work by SO-AD Auburn University, Auburn, AL

1998

Sewn Steel with Jill Daves, 2111 S. Griffith, Champaign, IL

Group Exhibitions

2014

Todd McMillan, Michael Moran, David Burns: New Work, Carlton Project Space, Sydney, NSW Australia

2014

20x20x20, NG Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia

2012

What Destroys What, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia

2012

Past Futures, Present, Futures, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

2012

Co-isolated: Richard Goodwin, Michael Snape, David Burns Wentworth Mine, Lucknow, NSW
Sponsored by the Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW Australia

2010

Co-isolated: Richard Goodwin, Michael Snape, David Burns Sydney, NSW Australia

2008

Abundant Australia, Venice Architecture Biennale, Australian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

2009

Remodelling Architecture Australian Architecture Association, Sydney Customs House, Sydney, NSW

2008

Sydney Future Visions, Sydney Customs House, Sydney, NSW Australia with Anthony Burke, Joanne Jakovich and others

2007

Arise Braddock, PA

2007

Artwalk, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2007

First Night Pittsburgh 2007, Fifth Avenue Place, Pittsburgh, PA

2007

The Charm Bracelet, Project Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

2006

Partisan Project 2006, 5151 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2006

Unconscious Alabama, Auburn, AL

2006

AIGA PGH 100, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2005

Threads, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture Gallery

2005

By Design, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2005

Gestures, Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2003

Sept 11 / 7 Projects, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

2003

Peep Show, ArtCity, Calgary, AB Canada

2001

Architectural Laboratories, Arch Moscow, Central House of the Artist, Moscow, Russia
with Hani Rashid Studio, Columbia University: Paul Preissner, Megumi Tamanaha, Jason Tax and Dragana Zoric

2000

Architectural Laboratories, Venice Architecture Biennale, American Pavilion, Venice, Italy
with Hani Rashid Studio, Columbia University: Paul Preissner, Megumi Tamanaha, Jason Tax and Dragana Zoric

2000

End of Year Show, Columbia University, New York, NY
with Hani Rashid Studio, Columbia University: Paul Preissner, Megumi Tamanaha, Jason Tax and Dragana Zoric

Curation and Event Organization

2016

Lecture Series: 2016 International Lecture Series, RCA, London, UK
Featuring: Charles Renfro (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Jeanne Gang, Chris Lee (Serie), Christian Kerez, Jean Phillipe Vassal (Lacaton & Vassal), Ascan Mergenthaler (Herzog & de Meuron)

2015

Lecture Series: 2015 Image Studies Public Lecture Series, Sydney, NSW Australia Featuring Mike Parr, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism – Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna, Techa Noble, Geoffrey Batchen, Sebastian Goldspink, Tim Bruniges, Justine Varga, Marian Tubbs (2015)

2014

Exhibition: Jill Daves and Natalya Hughes, Carlton Project Space, Sydney NSW Australia

2014

Exhibition: Subtext, Central, Sydney NSW Australia

2014

Lecture Series: 2014 Image Studies Public Lecture Series, Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring David Claerbout, Krisztina Erdei, Geoffrey Batchen, Richard Bell, Richard Goodwin, Susan Best, nova Milne, Robert Beson, Ian Burns, Max Doyle, Joshua Heath, Claire Evans, Sarah Mosca and Kim Fasher, Samuel Hodge (2014)

2014

Lecture Series: 2014 Image Studies Public Lecture Series, Sydney, NSW Australia
Featuring David Claerbout, Krisztina Erdei, Geoffrey Batchen, Richard Bell, Richard Goodwin, Susan Best, nova Milne, Robert Beson, Ian Burns, Max Doyle, Joshua Heath, Claire Evans, Sarah Mosca and Kim Fasher, Samuel Hodge (2014)

2013

Exhibition: Situations, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2012

Exhibition: What Destroys What, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney NSW

2012

Exhibition: Dissonance, Pin-up Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2012

Event: The Doppelgänger Parlour, in association with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Project #25: "The Dailies" by Thomas Demand, Sydney, NSW

2012

Event: The Mirror Parlour, in association with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Project #25: "The Dailies" by Thomas Demand, Sydney, NSW

2012

Lecture: In Conversation: Thomas Demand and Sylvia Lavin, in association with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Project #25: The Dailies by Thomas Demand, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

2012

Lecture: In Conversation: Sylvia Lavin and Charles Rice, in association with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Project #25: The Dailies by Thomas Demand, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

2012

Lecture Series: 2012 Image Studies Public Lecture Series, Sydney, NSW Australia
Featuring Thomas Demand, Sylvia Lavin, Charles Rice, Kerstin Hacker, Judy Annear, Andrew Hurle, Adam Jasper, Andrew Benjamin, Robert Sinnerbrink, Jill Bennett, Daniel Palmer, Christopher Stewart and Soda_Jerk

2011

Exhibition: Networks of surrender. Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

2011

Exhibition: How to be a good witness. Australian Architecture Section, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague, CZ

2011

Exhibition: Open Agenda, Sydney Customs House

2011

Exhibition: Chapters, Queen Street Studios, Sydney NSW Australia

2011

Exhibition: Alternate Realities, Kensington Street Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2011

Lecture Series: 2011 Image Studies Public Lecture Series, Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring Gregory Crewdson, Bill Henson, Anne Ferran, Stephen Dupont, Blair French, Prudence Murphy, Liza Statton, Hayden Fowler and Conor O'Brien

2010

Exhibition: Open Agenda, Customs House Sydney, NSW Australia

2010

Exhibition: Hydra, Queen Street Studios, Sydney NSW Australia

2009

Exhibition: INDEX, UTS Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia

2008

Exhibition: Image Intervention, UTS, Sydney NSW Australia

2007

FLUX15, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

2007

Continuum, 937 Liberty Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2007

Wrinkles, 820 Liberty Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2007

Lecture Series: 2007 School of Architecture Lecture Series, co-coordinator, Carnegie Mellon University

Featuring Greg Lynn, Kazuyo Sejima, Anthony Burke, and more

2005

BEYOND MEDIA International Festival of Architecture and Media, Florence, Italy

2005

Threads, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture

2004

Lecture Series: 2004-2005 School of Architecture Lecture Series, committee member, Carnegie Mellon University

2003

Lecture Series: 2003-2004 School of Architecture Lecture Series, co-coordinator, Carnegie Mellon University
Featuring Hani Rashid, Aaron Betsky, Gilles Saucier, Louisa Hutton, and more

2003

Pella Windows Portfolio Prize, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

2002

Lecture Series: 2002-2003 School of Architecture Lecture Series, co-coordinator, Auburn University

Featuring Lebbeus Woods, Michael Bell, Preston Scott Cohen, Lucy Lippard, Mary Miss, Darrell Fields, Jennifer Bloomer, Robert Segrest

2002

Symposium: Digital Boundaries, co-coordinator, Auburn University

Featuring Dennis Sheldon, Hermann Zschiegner, Jonas Coersmeier, Dean Di Simone, Joseph Kosinski, Shane Williamson, Marco Steinberg

2002

Projections, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

2002

Sept 11 / 7 Projects, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Books as Editor, Articles and Chapters as Author

2018

Burns, David. RCA Architecture Research Folios. RCA School of Architecture, 2018.

2018

Burns, David, and Sam Spurr. " How to be a Good Witness: The Architecture Curator.” The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design, edited by Chris Brisbin and Myra Thiessen. Routledge, 2018, pp. 71-91. 

2017

Burns, David. Fables for the Drone Age by Richard Goodwin. N Editions, 2017.

2017

Burns, David. RCA Architecture Research Folios. RCA School of Architecture, 2017.

2017

Burns, David. "The Eyes Have It and the Eyes Always Will." e-flux, 1 January 2017, https://conversations.e-flux.com/t/superhumanity-conversations-david-burns-responds-to-boris-groys-self-design-or-productive-narcissism/5969.

2017

Burns, David. “The Pacific Solution.” Disegno, Winter 2017.

2014

Burns, David. Honours, UTS Books, 2014.

2014

Burns, David. “Agonistic Education.” Photofile, #96.

2014

Burns, David. Subtext, UTS Books, 2014.

2013

Burns, David, and Sam Spurr, “How to be a good witness: The Architecture Curator” Critique Conference Proceedings, University of South Australia, 2013.

2013

Burns, David. Situations, UTS Books, 2013.

2012

Burns, David. What Destroys What, Firstdraft Gallery, 2012.

2010

Burns, David. “Leichardt House by Terroir.” Monument #99, 2010.

2009

Burns, David. AGENDA 2008, DAB DOCS #10, Sydney NSW Australia, 2009.

2005

Burns, David. “A Call for Parametric Design” Script, edited by Paola Giaconia. Editrice Compositori, 2005. pp. 16-19.

Interviews, Press, and Reviews

2012

Holt, Michael. “In Profile: N collective.” Australian Design Review

2012

Chatterjee, Anuradha. “N: Speaking in Different Voices.” World Architecture News Metro Blog

2012

Stanborough, Giselle. “Exact Space, Exact Time: Conversations about Context with David Burns of N.” Das Superpaper (Issue 23): 32-35.

2008

Neil Durbach, Vince Frost, Wendy Lewin, Kerstin Thompson and Gary Warner. Abundant Australia. Barton ACT Australia: Australian Institute of Architects, 2008.

2008

Harding, Laura. “Future Visions.” Architecture Australia (July/August 2008): 47-50.

2008

Neustein, David. “Sydney Future Visions.” Architecture Review Australia. (Issue 105): 30-32.

2007

Timothy McNulty. "Flux still showing its flexibility." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (June 14, 2007).

2007

Rosenblum, Charles. "Two student shows celebrate the possibilities in overlooked materials." City Paper. (May 17, 2007).

2007

Rosenblum, Charles. "Alluring Plans for Pittsburgh." Metropolis (online feature). (March 23, 2007).

2007

Rosenblum, Charles. "Works Like a Charm" The Architect's Newspaper. (March 21, 2007).

2007

Rosenblum, Charles. "A Children's Museum design competition proposes remaking the North Side as a "Charm Bracelet." City Paper. (February 22, 2007).

2007

Timothy McNulty. "Children's Museum displays Charm Bracelet revitalization proposals." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (February 14, 2007).

2007

Jennifer Baron . "Four design teams offer proposals to revitalize North Side." Pop City. (February 14, 2007).

2006

Thomas, Mary. "Partisan Project strikes again." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (October 5, 2006).

2006

“Digital Arts, Where aesthetics and science meet vision.” Carnegie Mellon Today. (February 2006):10-12.

2006

Thomas, Mary. "Art Review: North Side, Downtown shows brim with creativity." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (January 11, 2006).

2005

Jacobs, Karrie. "Warhol's Time Machine." Metropolis. (November 2005).

2005

Thomas, Mary. "Sweeping 'Gestures' brings together powerful images." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (July 18, 2005).

2005

Kneep, Gregory M. "The Work of Art." Pittsburgh City Paper. (June 30, 2005).

2005

Shaw, Kurt. "Site-specific exhibition makes good use of Mattress Factory's fourth floor." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. (June 23, 2005).

2005

2004

Shanley, Mike. "Pulpitations." Pulp Magazine. (January 29, 2004).

2002

Greg Lynn, Hani Rashid, Max Hollein, Mark Taylor. Architectural Laboratories. Rotterdam, Holland: NAi Publishers, 2002.

2001

Rashid, Hani. "Architectural Laboratories with Columbia University, New York." Young Blood, edited by Neil Spinner Architectural Design Volume 71, Number 1 (February 2001): 84-87.

2001

Salangin, Alexander. "Virtual Architecture: from America to Moscow." Four Rooms Number 16 (May 2001): 64-5.

2001

Hall, Peter. "The Rashid Machine." Metropolis (February 2001):41-49.

2001

Arch Moscow: 6th International Exhibition of Architecture, Moscow, Russia, 2001.

2000

Stanton, Michael. "Writhing forms and biomorphs invade Venice for this year's Biennale." Architectural Record (September 2000): 71.

2000

Irace, Fulvio. "Venezia. Architecttura. Biennale." Abitare 397 (July-August 2000): 52-68.

2000

Fuksas, Massimiliano. Less Aesthetics More Ethics: 7th International Architecture Exhibition. Venice, Italy: Marsilio, 2000.

2000

Abstract 99-00, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Memberships and External Appointments

2013-2016

Member, Standards Australia, Sydney NSW

2013-2016

Professional Member, National Association of the Visual Arts, Sydney NSW

2010-2015

Associate Member, UTS Centre for Contemporary Design Practices

2011-2014

Advisory Panel, Open Agenda, Sydney NSW

2011-2012

External Assessor for Photojournalism, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS, Sydney NSW

2011 & 2012

Final Judge, British Council “Realise Your Dream” Competition, Sydney NSW

2011

External Assessor for Photography Honours, National Art School, Sydney NSW

Honours and Awards

Feb-Dec 2014

Studio Artist Residency with Todd McMillan, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney NSW

2013

Professional Experience Program 6-month paid sabbatical, UTS, Sydney NSW

Aud-Dec 2011

Studio Artist Residency, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney NSW

2009

Bronze Medal, NSW State Awards for Excellence in Print, Sydney NSW

2006

Judge’s Choice Award, Digital Media, Pittsburgh AIGA, Andy Warhol Museum Time Capsule 21

2006

Award of Excellence, Pittsburgh AIGA, Andy Warhol Museum Time Capsule 21

1999 & 2000

Kinne Traveling Fellowship, Columbia University

1996

Bronze Medal Finalist, University of Tennessee

1996

Letter of Excellence Finalist, University of Tennessee

1995

Honors Exchange Program, Politeknika Krakowska, Krakow, Poland

1994

Student Design Competition, First Prize, Society of American Registered Architects