Curator, Design Hub, RMIT University

Fleur Watson is a curator and editor specializing in architecture and design. Fleur is the curator for RMIT University’s Design Hub – a purpose-designed, 10 storey building and series of exhibition spaces dedicated to design research.

Most recently, Fleur was invited as guest architecture curator for Melbourne Now – an ambitious and cross-disciplinary exhibition across both sites of the National Gallery of Victoria. She is also the co–founder of Pin-up Architecture & Design Project Space – an independent gallery and event space housed in Collingwood's The Compound Centre for the Applied Arts.

In late 2011, Fleur was appointed as Curator – along with Director, Professor Tom Kovac – of the architecture program for the 2012 European Capital of Culture celebrations in Maribor, Slovenia. As a result of this appointment, she also co-curated the exhibition entitled 100 Year City (Maribor) for the Slovenian Pavilion and exhibited within the Australian pavilion’s presentation entitled Formations at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

With Professor Leon van Schaik, Fleur has been commissioned to edit an issue of the prestigious AD journal with UK-based publisher Wiley & Sons (to be
published in 2015). She is the editor of the Thames & Hudson publication Cities of Hope Remembered / Rehearsed documenting the collective architecture and stage design work of Edmond & Corrigan. In 2010, she co-authored (with Yael Reisner) the publication Architecture and Beauty released in 2010 by UK publisher Wiley & Co. Fleur is also a former editor of the architectural publication MONUMENT magazine (2001-2007).

Fleur is currently completing a practice-based PhD at RMIT University that investigates the unique challenges of exhibiting architecture.

Experience

  • –present
    Curator, Design Hub, RMIT University