• The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Dr Rob Cameron is a graduate architect, artist/designer, Associate Lecturer and researcher at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) and UWA’s School of Design.

His research explores emerging technologies through interdisciplinary design practice to understand their impacts upon the perception and production of cities. Rob’s interest in technology and cities has drawn him to work at a range of different scales and on a range of media, having worked as an architect at ARM Architecture, as an animator/graphic designer and a public artist.

Rob teaches in units spanning architecture, urban design and fine art, including design studios, theory, thesis supervision, filmmaking, data-visualisation and interactive artwork.

He has recently completed a PhD titled Architecture as Interface – Locative Technology and the Production of Public Space, and co-curates a national short film festival, Urban Screening, which is part of Melbourne Design Week.

Research interests

- Smart Cities

- Surveillance Capitalism

- The Politics of Public Space

- Design-based research

- Interactive Public Art

- The City in Film

- Media Theory

- Place Theory

- Design Pedagogy

- Parametric Design

- Rapid Prototyping

- Environmental Simulation


Teaching philosophy

I believe that effective teaching motivates students to follow their own intuitions and interests as their projects develop. This is an exciting challenge, as it involves developing a fine balance between a clear and well-structured teaching framework and interesting projects that enable both myself and the students to learn alongside each other.

Teaching overview

Rob is committed to providing finely tuned and targeted feedback to students. His teaching is also underpinned by a passion for the subject matter and an unwavering commitment to developing a student’s abilities.

Rob currently teaches the following units:

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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