Matthew Ashton
1985, Sydney, Australia

 

Education

2014 - 2015 // Architectural Theory and History (Post-Grad Course), Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
2010 - 2012 //  Master of Fine Arts, Architecture, UMA, Umeå. 
2006 - 2009 //  Bachelor of Science, Architecture, KTH, Stockholm.
2005 - 2009 //  Undergraduate Architectural Studies, UNSW, Sydney.

 

Professional Experience

2014 - Present  // SP-ARC, Malmö. Own architectural practice founded together with Sofie Tolf in 2014.
2014  //  Read Arkitekter, Stockholm. Architect working on design documentation of large scale residential projects.
2012 - 2014  //  Matthew Ashton Projects, Sydney. Sole practice working on a variety of small scale projects.
2012 - 2013  //  Missionbeat, Mission Australia. Social worker working with Sydney's homeless community.  
2010  //  Jones Sonter Architects, Sydney. Intern Architect.

 

Exhibitions

2016 // "Nobody Here Knows What it Means Anymore," Beta Space, Stockholm.
2016 // "Mashup: The Birth of Modern Culture," Vancouver Art GalleryAssistant curator to Peter Lang (S-Space exhibition with Superstudio, U.F.O, Gruppo 9999).
2016 //  "Monument to the Rubble of the Future," Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (Research Week Exhibition at the Royal Institute of Art).
2015 //  "Postcards from the Anthropocene" Mine Department, Stockholm (Spring Exhibition at the Royal Institute of Art).
2015 //  "Frederick Kiesler: Visions at Work: Annotated by Céline Condorelli and Six Student Groups" Tensta Konsthall, (Together with Students from R.I.A)
2012 //  "Work in Progress", Bildmuseet, Umeå  (With Students from LSAP, Umeå School of Architecture)

 

Workshops, Talks, Seminars

2016 // "Escaping the Gentrifuge"  Public Conversation on Gentrification at the Beta Space, Stockholm with Peter Lang and Rutger Sjögrim (Svensk Standard)
2016  // "Right to Space" at S.a.L.E Docks, Venice. Moderator and Organiser together with PAPER Magazine.
Guests: Lorenzo Romito (Stalker), Matteo Locci (ATI Suffix), Justinien Tribillon (Migrant Journal), Marco Baravalle (S.a.L.E) and Giullio Grillo (Rebiennale)
2016  // "Borders, Bridges, Boats & Bicycles" at the Nordic Pavilion, La Biennale Architettura, Venice. Moderator and Organiser together with Mandeep Singh and PAPER Magazine. Guests: César Reyes Nájara (Dpr Barcelona), Merve Bedir (L+CC / TU Delft) and Lorenzo Romito (Stalker)
2016  // Ararat Futures, Helsinki, Finland. Seminar on Sustainability in the Context of Art. 
2016  // "Euroc House: The Architecture of Management and Speculation" KTH School of Architecture. International Conference - The Architecture of Deregulations.
2016  // "Monument to the Rubble of the Future," Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Public Lecture as part of Research Week.
2015  // "Stalker Walk Stalker," Tallinn - Maardu - Jägela, Estonia. Invited participant to walking workshop with Stalker Rome organised by Peter Lang, Francis Hsu and Nicholas Boyarsky in collaboration with Aalto University, Tallinn Art Academy and Oxford Brookes University. 
2015  // Ararat +2-4, Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi, Finland. Seminar on Sustainability in the Context of Art. 
2015  // "Monument to the Rubble of the Future," Artistic Workshop held in Limhamn's Limestone Quarry. Organised together with Dick Hedlund.  
2015  // “Display & Ideology” Talk Show at Tensta Konsthall with Maria Lind, Donatella Bernardi, Sven Olov Wallenstein, Celine Condorelli & Peter Lang. Organised by Peter Lang and Students at R.I.A.
2016  //  "Effective Ways to Make Buildings in Umeå & the City More Sustainable."  UMA, Umeå. Invited guest to roundtable discussion.
2009  // "Urban Wood Architecture and its Future, Part II" Istanbul. Workshop with KTH (Stockholm), MAPHИ  (Moscow), Taşkışla (Istanbul) & KSU (Kazan).
2008  // "Urban Wood Architecture and its Future, Part I"  Kazan. Workshop with KTH (Stockholm), MAPHИ  (Moscow), Taşkışla (Istanbul) & KSU (Kazan).
2007  // "The Urban Periphery" Moscow and Stockholm. Workshop with KTH (Stockholm), MAPHИ  (Moscow)

 

Awards, Grants and Residencies

2016  // Helge Ax:son Johnsons Grant recipient.
2015  // Mustarinda Artistic Residency, Finland. recipient of a Nordic Culture Point Mobility Grant.
2015  // Artistic Research & Development (KU) funding from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm for the Project: “Monument to the Rubble of the Future” 
2008  //  Second place, student division. Letchworth Garden City Design Competition.

 

Publications

2016  //  "Gentrification of the Mined", Lo-Res Journal Issue 2 (Forthcoming). Essay
2016  //  "R-LAB: Architecture, Media, Design" Course Catalogue for Architectural Theory and History, R.I.A, Stockholm. Design and Editing.
2016  // "Vi Måste Prata om Venedig" Arkitekten, Nr 4/2016. Debate Article
2016  //  "Monument to the Rubble of the Future" Exhibition Catalogue. Design and Editing
2015  // "Postcards from the Anthropocene" PAPER Magazine, Issue #18. Essay and Lithographic Print
2015  //  "Wild Side: Learning from the CIty and Beyond"  Course Catalogue for Architectural Theory and History, R.I.A, Stockholm. Design and Editing
2012  //  "Common Ground: Situating the Periphery"  Master Thesis, Umeå School of Architecture.