Dr Jasper Ludewig

Dr Jasper Ludewig


School of Architecture and Built Environment

Career Summary


Jasper Ludewig is Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Newcastle, where he teaches across history and theory, as well as design subjects. His research is concerned with the architectural, infrastructural and territorial configurations of colonial governance in the Australian context, which he seeks to situate within a global frame. His doctoral dissertation is a piece of archival research that considers the role of missionary architecture as an instrument of regulation on the British colony of Queensland's late-nineteenth-century northern frontier. His writing has been published and cited in Architecture Beyond Europe, Architectural Theory Review and Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. In 2017, he was Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, and in 2014, he was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) President's Medal for his writing. He is Associate Editor at Architectural Theory Review and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He welcomes research students working on questions of architectural history, historiography, colonial architecture and infrastructure, as well as other allied fields.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours), University of Sydney


  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Global Histories of Architecture
  • Historiography of Australian Architecture
  • Infrastructural Governance
  • Urban Theory


  • German (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
330104 Architectural history, theory and criticism 50
330402 History and theory of the built environment (excl. architecture) 30
430313 History of empires, imperialism and colonialism 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department


Code Course Role Duration
ARBE2203 History and Theory in the Built Environment 2
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/1/2020 - 31/12/2020
ARBE3221 Architecture Studio 6
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/1/2020 - 31/12/2020


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Ludewig J, 'Mapoon Mission Station and the Privatization of Public Violence: Transnational Missionary Architecture on Queensland s Late-Nineteenth-Century Colonial Frontier', ABE Journal. Architecture beyond Europe, 17 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.4000/abe.8032
2020 Ludewig J, Leach A, 'Covid Quid Tum?', Architectural Theory Review, 24 1-3 (2020)
DOI 10.1080/13264826.2020.1787362
2020 Ludewig J, Leach A, 'Editorial', Architectural Theory Review, 24 (2020)
DOI 10.1080/13264826.2020.1795977
2018 Ludewig J, 'The Architectural Archive of German Colonialism', Architectural Theory Review, 22 287-291 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/13264826.2018.1451213
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Chapman M, Ludewig J, 'The Archive of Power: drawings and Wangi Power Station', University of Western Australia (2021)
Co-authors Michael Chapman
2020 Ludewig J, Dibbs J, 'Restoring Parity: Rethinking assessment moderation in the higher education architecture design studio', University of Westminster, London (2020)
2019 Ludewig J, 'From Mapoon to Mapoon and Back Again: Architecture and Transnationalism on a German Mission Station in North Queensland', University of Sydney (2019)
2019 Ludewig J, ' A State Within A State : White Australia, German missionary architecture and Aboriginal citizenship in turn-of-the-century Queensland', Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge (2019)
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Ludewig J, 'Primordial Visions: Redemption and Agonism in Chandigarh', (2017) [O1]

Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Ludewig J, Securing Territory: Grey Architecture and the German Missions of Cape York, 1886-1919, University of Sydney (2020)
2013 Ludewig J, Made Ground: A Spatial History of Sydney Park, The University of Sydney (2013)

Dr Jasper Ludewig


School of Architecture and Built Environment
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email jasper.ludewig@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4054


Room AG15
Building Architecture (A)
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308