Dr. Davina Jackson
Davina Jackson PhD, M.Arch is an international writer and promoter of creative applications of post-internet technology for urban development, and pan-Pacific architecture and history.
Educated in Auckland and based in Sydney, she writes and edits books for British publishers Thames and Hudson, Routledge and Lund Humphries, and produces websites, exhibitions, chapters, articles, papers and lectures on Richard Buckminster Fuller and Al Gore-influenced themes; including ‘viral internationalism’, ‘smart light cities’, ‘data cities’, ‘astrospatial architecture’, ‘virtual nations’ and ‘rebooting Spaceship Earth’. Her latest book is Data Cities: How satellites are transforming architecture and design (Lund Humphries, 2018).
Davina edited Architecture Australia 1992-2000 and was a founder of the annual city light festivals in Sydney (Vivid/Smart Light Sydney 2009) and Singapore (iLight Marina Bay 2010, 2012). She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Society of Arts, an honorary life member of the International Society for Digital Earth, a member of the International Board of Governors with the Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations in Kochi, an honorary academic with the University of Kent School of Architecture, and a member of historical, geographical and authors’ societies in Australia, the United States and Britain.