Bio

Dr. Matthew Armitt received his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool School of Architecture having obtained a number of institutional grants where he researched the revolutionary architectural teaching at the Moscow architecture school VKhUTEMAS (Higher Artistic and Technical Studios 1921-1926). His research looked at Nikolai Ladovskii’s (1881-1941) theory of Space taught through a course of architectural teaching called Discipline Space delivered to the mass body of students analyzed through Soviet archival photographs housed in Russia, America, Canada, Germany and the UK. His research exposed a unique understanding of known and unknown archives providing extensive new archival findings which contributed to his knowledge of this complex and fascinating period of Soviet architecture and architectural teaching history. Matthew has engaged with numerous networks and academic affiliation such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and the Moscow School of Architecture (MARKhI). Each contributed to his subject knowledge which enhanced the reputation and development of this subject area through publications as well as having made a number of academic presentations/lectures enthusiastically contributing to the wider academic debate on Soviet architecture and architectural teaching as a whole.