Gregory Cowan

Dr Gregory Cowan PhD RIBA AHEA VSO, PGCert SSSL, MArch res Adel, BArch hons Curtin


Gregory Cowan

Lecturer and Module Coordinator in the Certificate of Higher Education Course; Planning, Communication, Team Working and Problem Solving

Tertiary educator with 30 years experience, qualified as an architect in my birthplace of Western Australia, awarded a research Master of Architecture for a dissertation on Nomadology in Architecture at Adelaide Australia, and a PhD on Street Design at Westminster. Worked in Perth Australia, Graz Austria, Vienna Austria, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Frankfurt Germany, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, and London UK. Based in London fourteen years.

Chartered Member of RIBA, Member of AA The Architectural Association, Associate of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching Urban Design, Planning and Urban and Night Time Tourism and Field Research methods, including Planning, Communication, Team Working and Problem Solving

Research on Street Design, Community Development, Transport Planning and Urban Design, presenting a paper on architectural theory on October 25.

Independent Consultant to RIBA (architects' professional development), Fluid Construction Mentor and Independent Specialist (German-speaking, Architecture & Urbanism) Guide. London guide with ''

G. Cowan 2017 Bare Streets: Walking to Work (forthcoming lecture to postgraduates at the Second International Symposium on Derrida and Approximations) University of Rio de Janeiro, in Ilha Grande, Brazil, 25 October 2017

G. Cowan 2017 Noir Urbanism: Leisure and Pleasure (lecture to postgraduates) University of Westminster, MA Tourism in Cities in London, UK, 28 February 2017

G. Cowan 2016 Leisure and Pleasure: City at Night (lecture to undergraduates) University of Westminster, BA Tourism in London, UK, 27 October 2016

G. Cowan 2016 Occupying Streets: Shared Space (lecture to professionals and civic leaders) Urban Design London - hosted by Transport for London at Palestra in London, UK, 26 January 2016

G. Cowan 2015 Mongolia, Nomadology and Architecture (Journal Article) in Jäsenlehti 1/2015

G. Cowan 2014 London's Streets (Journal Article) in Edge Condition

G. Cowan 2011 Bare Streets (book chapter) in Annu Wilenius, ed. Bare House: Pori Rotterdam Ulaanbaatar, (Aalto University Art+Design+Architecture Book Series 4/2011 Pori Art Museum)

G. Cowan 2011 Occupying Streets at all hours: Frankfurt and London
(conference paper) at World Planning Schools Congress 2011

G. Cowan 2010 Occupying the Street (lecture to postgraduates) Aalto University in Pori, Finland 29 March 2010

G. Cowan 2010 Street Occupations – the politics of designing and sharing city streets (Journal Article) in The Weather Ring Special magazine, Perth Western Australia, June 2010 (pp.20-25)

G. Cowan 2009 Learning from Ulaanbaatar (conference paper) at Entlang der Grossen Mauer / Along the Great Wall, at the Institute for Comparative Architectural Research, Vienna University

G. Cowan 2009 Street Occupations and the Night Economy in Kings Cross, London (conference paper) at Contested Fields at Field:Work AHRA (Arts and Humanities Research Association) Edinburgh, December 2009

G. Cowan 2009 Nomadologist in Ulaanbaatar (Journal article about Mongolia for the AA Student journal) AARCHITECTURE, (7), 22-3, 2009

G. Cowan 2008 Tent Embassies: Collapsing, Australia and Architecture in Kiendl, A ed., Informal Architectures; Space and Contemporary Culture, Chapter on Informal Architectures and informal buildings in Australia and Mongolia London: Black Dog, pages 56-65 (ISBN=978 1 906155)

G. Cowan 2008 Ger District Architecture, Mongolia (Journal Article) The Architect (Western Australia) Short Article in the professional journal Architect, W. Australia 08 (01), 88, 2008

G. Cowan 2004 Street Protest Architecture: Dissent Space in Australia in Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, 65, January 2004

G. Cowan 2002 Tents and Political Occupations of Australia: from Botany Bay to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy (conference paper) at De-Placing Difference: Architecture, Culture and Imaginative Geography July 2002

G. Cowan 2001 Collapsing Australian Architecture: The Aboriginal Tent Embassy (Book Chapter / Journal Article) in Journal of Australian Studies (New Talents 21C) n.67 2001

An active performer with London School of Samba and studying Brazilian Choro music.

Living onboard a Narrow Boat on Regent's Canal in London.