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 […]
Keren Obiuzu, MAUD Dissertation, 2020. The aim of this design thesis is to research how urban design practitioners can deploy design methods to support Makoko community in building resilience, with a deeper focus on the social urban issues faced by the community.
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.
Sarah Joyce, PhD Thesis, 2018. Birth spaces designed by architects are a relevantly recent invention in the history of childbirth. Sarah’s work critiques the production of such spaces via regulation and […]
Juan Wang, MAAD Dissertation, 2019. Breast-feeding in public space has been a social concern for a long time. The behavior itself not only occupies the physical space, but also interacts with the environment to form the social space form of the body. As a mother and an architect, the author […]
Laura Jamieson, MArch Dissertation, 2020. As one of the few remaining gender-segregated spaces the public toilet represents a site of conflict in which gender expression is policed. In this essay, the author examines the potential conflicts and alliances between gendered bodies in public toilets within The United Kingdom.
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 […]
Anti Racism at SSoA: A Call to Action is an open letter to Sheffield School of Architecture staff and students written in 2020 by a group of students and alumni of the school. It argues that SSoA has been and remains complicit in the structures that perpetuate systemic racism within architecture.
Research Project, funded by the AHRC Connected Communities programme, 2015-2018. The toilet is often thought to be a mundane space, but for those who lack adequate or accessible toilet provision on a daily basis, toilets become a crucial […]
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 […]
Symposium, 2019. The Symposium ‘It’s Grim Down South’ was a celebration of Northern practice, and a challenge to the notion that by working in London and the South, practitioners are at the forefront of design.
Symposium, 2020. The symposium explored the effect feminism has on the education system and practitioners daily experience of practice.
Event, 2019. The event celebrated women in the profession, with practitioners and educators invited to present talks based on the theme.
MatriArch 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.
Article. Catalina Mejía Moreno, in Journal of Architectural Education, 74.2, 2020. As a micro-narrative, this piece stems from the urgency of exposing a wearisome situation in Colombia where violence, displacement […]
Live project, 2015. The SSoA ‘Around The Toilet’ Live Project group is a multi-disciplinary team of students from Sheffield School of Architecture. The client, ‘Around the Toilet’, is a cross-disciplinary, arts-based research group […]
Live Project, 2013. LGBT Sheffield is a charity organisation linked to Sheffield City Council that aims to work with […]