Dr Lawrence Wallen is a Professor of Design at the University of Technology Sydney. From 2009 - 2018 he was Head of School, Design at UTS and from 2002 to 2012 Lawrence was Professor of Scenography at the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland. Lawrence's most recent monograph entitled The Model as Performance: Staging Space in Theatre and Architecture published by Bloomsbury, London (co-authored with Thea Brejzek, 2018) investigates the history and development of the scale model from the Renaissance to the present. Lawrence is a Guest Artist, Artist of the Collection of the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) , Research Fellow at TU Berlin and a Bogliasco Fellow. In parallel to his scholarly writing, he has maintained a gallery based practice that has evolved from a highly digital focus to his current work in video, drawing and photography with recent exhibitions in Vilnius, France, Cyprus, Sydney, Cairo and Italy.