Dr Jennifer Ferng

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; MArch, Princeton University; BArch, Rice University; BA, Rice University
Lecturer

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5914

Biographical details

Professional Experience

2012 |Lecturer of Architecture, University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Planning. 2012 | Visiting Lecturer, MIT, History, Theory, & Criticism of Architecture and Art

2009-12 | Doctoral Researcher, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris, France

2004-07 | Teaching Assistant, MIT, History, Theory, & Criticism of Architecture and Art.

2004-05 | Research Assistant, Sherry Turkle, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self

2002-03 | Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY.

2001-03 | Visiting Critic, Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY.

2003 | Design Instructor, Parsons School of Design, New School University, New York, NY

2003 | Visiting Critic, City University of New York, New York, NY

2001-02 | Research Assistant, Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ

Research interests

  • European architecture and decorative arts from 1700 to present
  • History of the earth sciences including geology
  • Metallurgy, mineralogy
  • History of modern landscape and its relation to built design
  • Architectural materials, nature, and technology
  • Art history’s relationship to material culture
  • Critical theory

Selected grants

2014

  • Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long Eighteenth Century (David Nichol Smith Seminar XV), Sydney, NSW, 10-13 December; Milam J, Ledbury A, Parsons N, Ferng J; Ian Potter Foundation/Conference.
  • European Architectural History Network Grant; Ferng J; Compagnia di San Paolo and the Urban Center Metropolitano/Conference Grant.

2013

  • Sydney Intellectual History Network; Milam J, Aspromourgos A, Borghesi F, Caine B, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gaukroger S, Helbig D, Karalis V, Kerridge I, Macarthur D, Nassar D, Redding P, Sadurski W, Sevel M, Sluga G, Smith M, Waldow A, Walton K; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals; Ferng J; Society of Architectural Historians/Opler Grant.
  • Sovereign States: Indonesia and the Politics of Detention; Anderson S, Ferng J, Griffiths R; Sydney Southeast Asia Centre/Collaborative Grant.

2012

  • Global Sensibilities – The New History of Ideas; Blanshard A, Caine B, Celermajer D, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gatens M, Harmon C, Johnson M, Milam J, Sluga G, White S; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Ferng, J. (2013). Portrait Punching: The Monetary Screw Press, Imprinting, and the Continual Quest for Perfection. In Luke Morgan (Eds.), Intersections and counterpoints: proceedings of the Impact 7 International Multi-Discplinary Printmaking Conference, (pp. 163-168). Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.
  • Ferng, J. (2012). Quartz. In Helene Prigent, Philippe Grand (Eds.), 1740 un abrege du monde, (pp. 197-205). Lyon, France: Fage Editions.

Journals

  • Anderson, S., Ferng, J. (2013). No Boat: Christmas Island and the Architecture of Detention. Architectural Theory Review, 18(2), 212-226. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Ferng, J. (2014). Out of the Earth: Primitive Monuments between Prehistoric and Gothic Ambitions. European Architectural History Network (EAHN) Third International Meeting, Torino: Politecnico di Torino.
  • Ferng, J. (2013). Under Siege: Piracy, Borders, and Military Architecture. The 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 2013, Gold Coast, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

Textual Creative Works

  • Ferng, J. (2013). Making of Geology in late-Georgian England. Dissertation Review, Posted on 25/09/2013 in Science Studies, (pp. 1 - 3). San Francisco, United States of America: Prof. Thomas Mullaney / Stanford University.
  • Ferng, J. (2013). Reassembling biomaterials and modes of praxis. Architecture Australia, Vol 102 No 3, (pp. 65 - 66). Melbourne, Australia: Architecture Media Pty Ltd..
  • Ferng, J. (2012). Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity. Leonardo Reviews, October 2012, (pp. 1 - 2). San Francisco, CA, United States of America: Leonardo/ ISAST.

Exhibitions / Events

  • Ferng, J., Begg, S. (2013). Dirt, Dust and Ruins. Sydney, Australia: Tin Sheds Gallery.

Other

  • Blanciak, F., Ferng, J. (2014), Rock Solid, MUSE Issue No. 08, pp.22-24.

2014

  • Ferng, J. (2014). Out of the Earth: Primitive Monuments between Prehistoric and Gothic Ambitions. European Architectural History Network (EAHN) Third International Meeting, Torino: Politecnico di Torino.
  • Blanciak, F., Ferng, J. (2014), Rock Solid, MUSE Issue No. 08, pp.22-24.

2013

  • Ferng, J., Begg, S. (2013). Dirt, Dust and Ruins. Sydney, Australia: Tin Sheds Gallery.
  • Ferng, J. (2013). Making of Geology in late-Georgian England. Dissertation Review, Posted on 25/09/2013 in Science Studies, (pp. 1 - 3). San Francisco, United States of America: Prof. Thomas Mullaney / Stanford University.
  • Anderson, S., Ferng, J. (2013). No Boat: Christmas Island and the Architecture of Detention. Architectural Theory Review, 18(2), 212-226. [More Information]
  • Ferng, J. (2013). Portrait Punching: The Monetary Screw Press, Imprinting, and the Continual Quest for Perfection. In Luke Morgan (Eds.), Intersections and counterpoints: proceedings of the Impact 7 International Multi-Discplinary Printmaking Conference, (pp. 163-168). Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.
  • Ferng, J. (2013). Reassembling biomaterials and modes of praxis. Architecture Australia, Vol 102 No 3, (pp. 65 - 66). Melbourne, Australia: Architecture Media Pty Ltd..
  • Ferng, J. (2013). Under Siege: Piracy, Borders, and Military Architecture. The 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 2013, Gold Coast, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

2012

  • Ferng, J. (2012). Quartz. In Helene Prigent, Philippe Grand (Eds.), 1740 un abrege du monde, (pp. 197-205). Lyon, France: Fage Editions.
  • Ferng, J. (2012). Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity. Leonardo Reviews, October 2012, (pp. 1 - 2). San Francisco, CA, United States of America: Leonardo/ ISAST.

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