Karin Elliot - student profile




Reenie Elliott (Karin) Elliott is an architect with a fascination for contested cities, and their representation in media.  

She's currently working on a PhD at Queen’s University, funded by the department for the Economy, at the George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and International Relations. 

Her PhD is a comparative analysis of walls in the divided cities of Berlin and Belfast. This study interrogates the shifting relationship between power and visibility over the course of the history of these structures. 

She has been in practice as an architect since 1986, and worked for architects Richard Meier, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Jean Nouvel, Odile Decq, David Chipperfield and Rick Mather.  

She has also run architecture courses and taught design studios, technology, and cultural context at UK Universities. She's currently an external examiner at Chelsea School of Art, and teaches architectural technology and professional practice part time at masters level at Queens University Belfast. 

Recently she has run seminars in architecture and theory: postmodernism, contextualism, constructivism, post colonialism, surrealism, and gender.  Her website is:  www.invisiblearchitecture.co.uk.