Dr Mathew Henry Emmett AADipl BSc PhD RIBA ARB

Exhibitions & Performances

  • ‘Space Interface II’ New Media Art collaboration with Eberhard Kranemann, KARST and Immersive Vision Theatre (IVT), Plymouth, 2016.
  • ‘Sender/Receiver’, Tate Modern, London, 2016
  • ‘THIS IS WHERE WE ARE’, Tate Modern, London, 2016
  • ‘Signal Transduction’ New Media Art collaboration with renowned artist Eberhard Kranemann, Lichtturn Solingen, Germany, 2016.
  • ‘The Birth of Memory’, The Place, London, 2016.
  • ‘Mirror Blur’ in association with Plymouth City Museum and the TATE, 2015.
  • ‘Space Interface’ New Media Art collaboration with renowned artist Eberhard Kranemann, Weithorn Galerie, Dusseldorf, 2015.
  • ‘Open State’ Dance/music collaboration with Adam Benjamin, Tokyo Art Centre, Japan, 2015.
  • ‘Asynchronous Perception’, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland, 2013.
  • ‘180 Degrees of Trauma’, Bundeswehrkrankenhaus, 2012. Germany.
  • Music composition: film score ‘The Illegal Architect’. 2011 – 2013.
  • ‘Overlaid Realities’, Peninsula Arts, 2011. Plymouth.
  • ‘Vection Builder’ Artist Residency 2010-2012: The Roman Baths, Bath.
  • Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 2010. Architecture.
  • The London Group, Menier Gallery, 2009. London.
  • The London Group, Menier Gallery, 2007. London.
  • Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 2007. Architecture.
  • Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 2005. Architecture.
  • Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 2004. Architecture.
  • World Heritage Commission, 2004. Jurassic Challenge.
  • The Year of the Artist Residency: Arts Bursary. ‘Hyperactive’, 2001. Prema Arts Centre, Uley.
  • ‘Space in Sound’, Architectural Association, London, 2000.
  • ‘Pirouetting Mosquito Nets’ Installation, Kerala, India, 1996.


  • Emmett, M. (2014).‘Pathelogical Space: Trauma and the matrix of cognition’. In: Nickl-Weller, C. and Matthys. S. ed. Health Care der Zukunft 5. Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft.
  • Emmett, M., Littlefield, D. (2013). Perception of Space in Architecture and Culture: Study of Industrial Ruins, pp. 100–107 and pp. 176–193.
  • Emmett, M. (2013). Felt_space infrastructure: hyper vigilant spatiality to valence the visceral dimension. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Thesis. Plymouth University.
  • Emmett, M. (2011). ‘Bunker auscultation: A classification system for a proto-method of sensory space composition’, Design Ecologies1(2), pp. 287–303.
  • Jencks, C., (2011). The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks. London: Frances Lincoln Ltd.
  • Zupancic, T., Juvancic, M., Verovsek, S. and Jutraz, A., eds. (2011). ‘Respecting Fragile Places’, Tadeja. eCAADe, pp. 261–268.
  • Hemmerling, M., ed. (2011). ‘Body Purge’, Augmented Reality: Mensch, Raum und Virtualitat. Germany: Fink Wilhelm GmbH (PerceptionLab No. 1), pp. 43–50.
  • Jones, W., ed. (2011). ‘The Minutiae of Space’, Architects’ Sketchbooks. London:  Thames & Hudson, pp. 135–137.
  • Hemmerling, M., ed. (2010). ‘Digital Frisson’, Advanced Digital Architectural Design (ADAD), Germany: Produktion, Detmold, pp.34–45.
  • Littlefield, D., ed. (2008). ‘Contemporary Digital Design’, Space Craft: Developments in Architectural Computing. London: RIBA Publishing, pp. 84–89.
  • Littlefield, D. and Lewis, S. (2007). ‘Soundscape of 2 Marsham Street’,  Architectural Voices: Listening to Old Buildings. West Sussex: Wiley-Academy, pp. 204–207.
  • Emmett, M. (2005). ‘Revelation’, Building Design, 18 February (1661), pp. 27.
  • Emmett, M. (2004). ‘Image Concious’, Building Design, 16 July 2004 (1634).
  • Jencks, C., (2003). The Garden of Cosmic Speculation. London: Frances Lincoln Ltd.
  • Jencks, C., (2002). The New Paradigm in Architecture: The Language of Post-modernism. London: Frances Lincoln Ltd.
  • Emmett, M., (2002). ‘Scaling the Pyramid’,The Great Egyptian Museum Giza. London: RIBA Journal, pp.25–28.


  • ‘Open State’. In: Off The Lip, Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation, pp. 51–70, 2015.
  • ‘Pathological Space: Trauma and the Matrix of Cognition’, Health Care of the Future 5, Academy of Arts, Berlin (Technische Universität), 2014.
  • ‘Hyper Vigilant Spatial Practice: an investigation of perception as an extended architectural parameter’, The 10th international conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, UWE, 2013.
  • ‘I was a disembodied brain poised in space: Space cognition and immersive agency’, Plymouth University, 2013.
  • ‘Acquisition of reality: perception as reflexive architecture’, Oxford Brookes University, 2012.
  • Estranged_Space: research methodologies, 2012. Germany.
  • eCAADe 2011 Respecting Fragile Places, 2011. Ljubljana.
  • Architectural Association: Design Ecologies Symposium, 2011. London.
  • ADAD Advanced Digital Architectural Design: Towards a New Mobility, 2010 International Summer school, Germany.
  • Plymouth University: Hidden City, 2008. Plymouth.
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Intervention interaction, 2007.


Founding Partner
Estranged Space →

Research Investigator
CogNovo →
A transdisciplinary Doctoral Programme, funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and Plymouth University, combining scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity, with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition.

Perception Network →
International network researching the perception of space in architecture and culture


THIS IS WHERE WE ARE, Tate Modern, 2016

SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION, Lichtturm Solingen, Germany, 2016

THE BIRTH OF MEMORY, The Place, London, 2016

SPACE INTERFACE, Weithorn Galerie, Düsseldorf, 2015

OPEN STATE, Tokyo Art Centre, Japan, 2015

THE MIRROR BLUR, Plymouth City Museum / TATE, 2015–2016

ERGOTIZED SPACE, Academy of Arts, Berlin, 2014


ASYNCHRONOUS PERCEPTION, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2013

VECTION BUILDER, The Roman Baths, Bath, 2010–2012

180° TRAUMA, Military Hospital, Germany, 2012

THE BOOK OF REVELATION, interpretative studies, 2004–



OVERLAID REALITIES, Cabinet Peninsula Arts, Plymouth, 2010


3D SOUNDSCAPES, 2 Marsham Street, London, 2000

PERFORMATIVE SPACE, London, 1996–2007