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Ceridwen Owen TAS

Ceridwen Owen is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania where she teaches in design and research subjects in the Master of Architecture. Her broad field of research interest is concerned with the relationship between sustainability and architectural theory and practice, particularly as this relates to practices of social inclusion. Her current research focuses on cognitive and sensory diversity in the design of the built environment, with a principal emphasis on design and autism. Ceridwen leads specialised studios in ‘design across the spectrum’, as well as studios engaging participatory design practices. One of these studios, focused on design in informal settlements, has been published in the Journal of Architectural Education. She also employs visual-based methods in both her research and teaching, including photovoice, alternative mapping techniques and participatory games. Ceridwen is also a partner with Core Collective Architects, with whom she collaborates on pro bono projects. Recent projects include a children’s hostel in north India for the charity Tong-len and an inclusive playspace at Riverside Primary School.