Niamh Lincoln, MArch Dissertation, 2015. Tempelhofer Feld presents a very particular form of public space, as a 386-hectare vacuum in the city of Berlin. Exploring the dynamics and peculiarities that contribute to the experience and understanding of such a unique space requires not only […]
Lara Anna Scharf, MAUD Dissertation, 2020. Situated within the ever-changing field of socially engaged spatial practice, the project explores the relationship between such contexts of socio-spatial inequality, the role of the urban practitioner, and the transformation of spatial practice.
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.
Joe McKibben, MArch Design Project, 2018. The Paternal Urban Base is a childcare centre aimed at fathers that focuses on play and risk, providing a platform for men to take on primary care roles in a drive for a more gender equal society.
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, 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’
Live Project, 2013. We live in increasingly multicultural societies; however, this does not necessarily mean that they are integrated societies […]
Live Project, 2016. Brave New Alps is a design collective part of Ecole_IG, a wider network which share an interest in developing new types of non-capitalist led knowledge and sharing economies. The client acquired a […]
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 […]
Niamh Lincoln, MArch Design Project, 2015. The thesis looked at the social repercussions of heightened political hostility on marginalised communities across three adjacent wards in Sheffield.
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 […]
Holly Barker, MArch Design Project, 2014. The thesis develops upon an understanding that place is made by people over time. Partnering through the year with council arts initiative ‘Blackburn is Open’, the project combines […]