Pritika Akhil Kumar, MArch Dissertation, 2017. India is a country in transition. As the Indian population catches up with the developed world, its needs have begun to go beyond the bare necessities of “roti, kapda, makaan” (food, clothing, housing). In this scenario, there is a strong need for an environment that encourages free conversation and active citizenship.

Dulcie Foster Finn, MArch Design Project, 2020. It’s the year 2035 in Sheffield and The Wicker Commons has been operating as a place for local governance for 3 years. As a response to the failing centralised political system, the Wicker Community Land Trust pioneered a new way of doing things. They rejected the […]

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 […]

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 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’

Holly Madeley, MArch Design Project, 2020. he project takes the form of a community-owned jewellery workshop, in which jewellery can be made out of household recyclables such as plastic and glass bottles. The building is to be located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, and […]

Kim Trogal, PhD Thesis, 2012. This PhD brings feminist ethics of care and feminist methodologies to bear on an examination of agency in contemporary practice. In following feminist theorists to define care as […]