Christine McCarthy

Senior Lecturer
Wellington School of Architecture


BArch, BA (Engl & Art Hist), MArch (Dist), PhD (Arch)

Research interests

My current research interests are:

  • architectural representation - drawing as a medium for theoretical analysis
  • film and architecture
  • New Zealand architectural history
  • interior architecture theory - defining interiority
  • interior archaeology.

Current research projects

My current research projects include interior archaeology, and various projects related to New Zealand architectural history and interior architectural representation. I am also the convenor of the annual New Zealand architectural History Symposium.

Editorial responsibilities

Editorial Advisory Board, Architecture and Culture (Taylor & Francis)

Review Board, Journal of Interior Design (Wiley)

Advisory Board, Space and Culture (Sage Publications)

Selected publications

McCarthy, C. (forthcoming) "In Suspension: standing on archaeology" Space and Culture

McCarthy, C. (forthcoming) "Inside history: filmic space-time and an electronics archaeology" Architecture Design Practice and Filmmaking Technique ed. Hugh Campbell and Igea Troiani (Eds). London: Intellect.

McCarthy, C. (2015) "Difficult heritages: homelessness as an intangible heritage?" Sharing Cultures 2015: 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage Lagos, Portugal (21- 23 September 2015) Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development ISBN 978-989-8734-16-7

McCarthy, C. (2012) "Re-thinking Threats to Architectural Heritage" International Journal of Heritage Studies, 18(6):624-636, DOI:10.1080/13527258.2011.608373

McCarthy, C. (2011). "Glazing over the Past: Thoughts on Interior Archaelogy" Interiors: Design, Architecture and Culture, 2(2): 169-188.

McCarthy, C. (2009). "Against 'Churchianity': Edmund Anscombe's Suburban Church Designs." Architectural Historians of Great Britain, 52:169-200.

McCarthy, C. and M. Dudding (2008) "Happy Delirium and Irrational Urges: The Heritage Values of Preservationists, Modernists and Home-Owners" Responsibilities and Oportunities in Architectural Conservation: Theory, Education, & Practice: Fifth International Conference of the Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region ed Salim Elwazani, Shatha Malhis and Jamal Al-Qawasmi (Petra University, Jordan, 3rd-5th November 2008) isbn 978-9957-8602-7-1 16pp.

McCarthy, C. (2005)."Towards a Definition of Interiority" Space and Culture (May 2005), v. 8, n. 2, 112-125.

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