Anna Tweeddale is an urbanist, designer and artist based between Melbourne and Europe and is founding director of Studio Apparatus. She has a Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Culture from the Metropolis Postgraduate Program in Barcelona and has also lived/ worked in Berlin, Granada, London and Brisbane. Anna teaches regularly at Monash, Melbourne and RMIT Universities (Melbourne) and has been a guest critic and universities in Australia, Canada, Germany and Spain. She writes for a number of journals and publications on architecture, cities, urban culture and art. In 2004 Anna was awarded the Lord Mayors Fellowship for Emerging Artists and the A.E. Brookes Travelling Scholarship in Architecture from the University of Queensland. Anna is motivated by an intense fascination with the complex formations and transformations of cities and territories as well as the diverse cultural ecologies that inhabit them.

Anna collaborates on design, research and publishing projects with teams of interdisciplinary practitioners and thinkers (from disciplines such as architecture and landscape design, urban economics and planning, sustainable design technologies, interactive arts and cultural practices, new media, and urban theory). In 2012 Anna founded Studio Apparatus to pursue projects-based collaborations.



2013 – Disrupting Architecture – An interview with Virginia San Fratello of Real San Fratello in Architecture Design Review, Sept 2013

2013 – The ‘I’ in Crisis – Essay in Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Issue #129 The Price of Building, Summer 2012/2013

2013 – Profile: Regional Associates – Profile of Regional Associates in Architecture Australia, Issue # 3, May 2013

2013 – The ‘I’ in CrisisEssay in Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Issue #129 The Price of Building, Summer 2013

2012/ 2013 – Parlour: A Place to Speak – An interview with Justine Clarke and Dr Karen Burns of Archiparlour ( in Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Issue #128 New Civic Realms, Summer 2012/2013

2012 – ‘Slow Urbanism,’ a collaborative Europan competition entry with Jose Luis Muñoz Arquitecto, published in the catalogue of the winning schemes from across Spain, Europan 11 España: Territorios y modos de vida en resonancia, 2012

2012 – Memory is deeper than symbols – An interview with Professor Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio in Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Issue #127 The Residential Issue, October/ November 2012

2012 – An interview with Caroline Bos (UN Studio) about the Flinders Street Station competition and the shifting ground of architectural practice, ArchitectureAU  (

2012 – Common Dialogues – An interview with Juan Herreros about his exhibition Dialogue Architecture at the 13th Venice Biennale, ArchitectureAU (

2012 – Infrastructure, Excess and Difference – Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Issue #126 Infrastructure, August/ September 2012

2012 – Architectural Ecologies: Speculations on Emerging Practice – Essay on emerging Victorian practice in book Momentum: New Victorian Architecture (Melbourne University Publishing)

2012 – Formation: New Practices in Australian Architecture – Anna Tweeddale’s practice formation was included as one of 26 shortlisted practices published in the catalogue of the Australian Pavilion exhibition for the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

2012 – The Value of Agency – Architecture Australia May/ June 2012

2012 – Improvised Territories: Aphids and Architecture – Essay in the book Sonorities of Site: Aphids, Architecture and New Music 1998 – 2010

2011 – Rethinking Excess – Essay in response in Quaderns (Journal of the College of Catalan Architects)

2008 – A Future by Design – New Matilda (

2008 – Objects in the City – Essay in the book Objects in Space (Next Wave project)

2006 – Lost Garden Found: The Sampler – Editor/ writer/ artist of hand-drawn hand-screenprinted artists book


2012 – (2 Nov – 18 Nov) ‘Slow Urbanism,’ a collaborative Europan competition entry with Jose Luis Muñoz Arquitecto, included in the exhibition of winning schemes from across Spain, Europan 11 España – la Sala Antonio Palacios, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid.

2011 – Wiederaneignung/ Reappropriations – Dr Julius Gallery, Berlin. Collaboration with Javier Callejas Sevilla (Photographer, Spain)

2008 – 360 Degree Pod with students from RMIT University (Urban Screens Conference + Multimedia exhibition – Federation Square)

2006 – Lost Garden Found (Next Wave Festival project + book)


2013 – Process Loop on Art/ Architecture

2013 –  Guest host of RRR The Architects (radio show)

2013 – Real Lecture Series, Deakin School of Architecture

2013 – Architectural Axis Conference, Sydney

2012 – RRR The Architects (radio show)

2011 – Ciudades Creativas Conference: Panel ‘The Habitable City’ (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

2008 – Structural Integrity: Polyphonic Forum (Next Wave Festival)

2006 – A.E. Brookes Lecture (University of Queensland)

2006 – Architecture + Philosophy Series (RMIT University)

2004 – Urban Culture forum – Founding curator and speaker (Straight out of Brisbane Festival)

2003 – Urban Culture forum – Founding curator and speaker (Straight out of Brisbane Festival)

Teaching studios

Melbourne University

2013 – Urban Intensity (Master of Urban Design studio)

Monash University

2013 – Materialise (Advanced Architecture design studio)

2013 – Foundation Studio I + II

2012 – Suburban Superpositions (with Stuart Harrison/ HAW + RRR The Architects)

2010 – Alchemy (with Dr Troy Innocent/ artist + lecturer)

2009 – Foundation Studio I + II

2008 – Foundation Studio I

RMIT University

2008 – Mediating Architecture

2008 – Housing Transformations (with Professor Louis Sauer)

2008 – Collecting Illusion

2007 – Collecting Illusion

2007 – Elaborate Spaces