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Jessie Fyfe

Jessie Fyfe

Jessie’s current field work concerns two Croatian landscapes that hold significance for memory practices at local, state and juridical levels.


Biography:

Jessie is a trained architect, Newnham College Scholar and PhD candidate in the Centre for Urban Conflict Research (UCR) at the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture. Her doctoral research ‘Appropriations of the Landscape: legacies of witness testimony on physical and memorial landscapes in Croatiais concerned with the role that landscape and its representations and appropriations play in the production of social meaning and investigates its relationship to events and traumatic memory.

Jessie holds an MArch from Carleton University Canada, an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and an BA(Hons.) in Politics from Queen’s University in Canada. Jessie is the co-editor of the twenty-sixth issue of ‘Scroope’, The Cambridge Architecture Journal, on the theme of ‘Apologia’. https://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/aboutthedepartment/scroope-journal/current-issue. She also supervises the BA Tripos (ARB/RIBA Part I) courses ‘Gardens and Landscapes’ and ‘Theories in Twentieth-Century Architecture’ as well as BA dissertations and has lectured in the BA Tripos Twentieth Century Architecture course on Gender and Architecture. In June this year Jessie co-convened the UCR’s PhD and Early-Career Workshop ‘Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies and Praxis’ held in the Department of Architecture. https://ucrworkshop.wixsite.com/ucrworkshop2017. Jessie has been a guest studio critic for undergraduate and graduate students in the architecture departments at the University of Cambridge, Westminster University, London and Carleton University, Canada. Previous to her studies in architecture Jessie worked on the Cambridge-Carnegie project on the Settlement of Self-determination Disputes at the Centre of International Studies in partnership with the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

Research Presentations, Lectures and Invited Talks

 'Landscape and Memory: Croatian contexts’, Pecha Kucha Presentation, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK (October 2015).

Topographia and Topothesia: Spatiality of Memory and the Croatian Archipelago’ Cambridge University, Department of Architecture, PhD Symposium (June 2016).

‘Legacies of Witness Testimony on Physical and Memorial Landscapes in Croatia’, Pudding Seminar Series, Newnham College, University of Cambridge (February 2017).

'Reading Material and Memorial Landscapes in Witness Testimony', PhD Symposium, Newnham College, University of Cambridge (May 2017).

'Gender and Architecture', BA Tripos lecture Twentieth Century Architecture, University of Cambridge (March 2017).

'Appropriation of the Landscape: Spatiality and Materiality of Memory in Croatia', Urban Conflict Research Centre PhD and Early-Career Workshop ‘Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies and Praxis’. Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge (June 2017).

'Appropriations of the Landscape: legacies of Witness Testimony on Physical and Memorial Landscapes in Croatia', European Architectural History Network, Histories in Conflict: Cities, Buildings, Landscapes. Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, Israel (June 2017).