Book Chapter. Doina Petrescu, in Learn to Act: Introducing The Eco Nomadic School, ed. by K. Böhm, T. James and D. Petrescu, 2017. Our neoliberal capitalist times are marked by a crisis of reproduction not only of production, as the very basis on which things and life are produced is now under threat. Many citizens like us would like to become active […]
Studio Invisible Cities creates a positive and collaborative space to support the development of projects that challenge the damaging stereotypes and power dynamics that programme our cities and frame our lives. Using feminist approaches […]
Julia Udall is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University. She undertook a Master in Architecture, a PhD and postdoctoral studies at Sheffield School of Architecture […]
Jeremy Till is an architect, writer and educator. Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London. He was Professor of Architecture and Head of School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield between 1998 and 2006 […]
Sigrid Muller, DipArch Dissertation, 2012. This dissertation draws upon feminist theory to discuss notions of form, matter, materiality and ‘gift giving’ within architectural practice. Connections between matter and mater (mother) […]
Kim Trogal, MPhil Dissertation, 2009. Affective Urban Practices is a work interested in how creative spatial practices can give rise to an increased capacity to affect and be affected. The study valorises ‘care’ as a specific affective logic of the ‘feminine’ as a means to work with collective space.
China Chapman, MArch Dissertation, 2020. Colonialism has ultimately shaped the way Africans perceive themselves and how Africa itself is perceived by the rest of the world. This consequently creates social and spatial outcomes which are important to architectural discourse. The purpose of this research is to better understand […]
Doina Petrescu is a Professor of Architecture and Design Activism at the University of Sheffield […]
MatriArch is an initiative that facilitates discussions on architectural education and practice, with the aim to share more female and non-binary voices and create a better more accessible environment […]
Booklet. Ruth Morrow, A Bank of Ideas Publication, 2003. This is a booklet about a first year design studio in a school of architecture. It describes and reflects on changes that happened in the course over a three year period starting September 2000.
Book Chapter. Doina Petrescu, in Material Matters: Architecture and Material Practice, ed. by K. Lloyd Thomas, 2006. This paper, which focuses on the beginnings of the Cité des Femmes project, is written from a materialist position, which tries to bring together questions of matter and politics and to acknowledge […]
Lucie Iredale, Special Study Dissertation, 2020. An investigation into how the patriarchal structuring and domination of public space can be subverted through the reactivation of the feminine walker, specifically in the context of urban parkland, focusing on […]
Book Chapter. Rachel Sara, in Writings in Architectural Education, ed. by E. Harder, 2001-2002. There is a gaping hole in the mainstream (malestream? (Weiner, 1994)) discourse about the role of gender, and indeed race, sexuality and disability in the architectural profession […]
Book Chapter. Doina Petrescu, in Relational Architectural Ecologies Architecture, Nature and Subjectivity, ed. by P. Rawes, 2013. The question of the commons is at the heart of current discussions about democracy. In some of their recent texts, Michael Hardt and Antonio NegriNdefine the commons as something which is […]
Book, ed. Doina Petrescu and Kim Trogal (London: Routledge, 2017). The Social (Re)Production of Architecture brings the debates of the ‘right to the city’ into today’s context of ecological, economic and social crises.
Book Chapter. Doina Petrescu and Katherine Gibson, in Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies, ed. by H. Frichot, C. Gabrielsson and H. Runting, 2018. Why it is important to re-embed economy in ecology? What type of urban practice will support this? How could feminist approaches help in promoting a new set of economic-ecological values in urban practice? […]
Book Chapter. Doina Petrescu, in Architecture and Participation, ed. by P. Blundell Jones, D. Petrescu and J. Till , 2005. “…we think any society is defined not so much by its contradictions as by its lines of flight, it flees all over the place, and it’s very interesting to try and follow the lines of flight taking shape at any particular moment.” G. Deleuze, ‘Control and Becoming’
Book, ed. Doina Petrescu (London: Routledge, 2007). This collection of essays offers a fresh overview of contemporary feminist practices, with particular emphasis on the politics and poetics of space.