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.
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 […]
SUAS is an inclusive society that aims to encourage a thriving social and educational scene within the School of Architecture
Xiaohui Chen, MAUD Dissertation, 2020. This paper considers how power will be resisted and reconstructed through critical spatial practices. It draws on the experiences of Hong Kong foreign domestic workers (FDWs), focuses on the […]
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.
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.
Jessica Raynsford, MArch Dissertation, 2021. With the commercial benefits of diversity becoming increasingly acknowledged, statistics show that architecture in the UK is still a predominantly white, male profession.
Elizabeth Hardie, Design Project, 2021. This visual manifesto looks at the male privileged lens through which housing has been designed. There is a gendered and non inclusive precedent to housing design that is a prerequisite in our expectations of home.
Cressy Lopez, MArch Dissertation, 2018. The study began as an investigation borne out of the author’s own social conditioning. Embracing an identity within a society polluted exploring what it means to be a feminist catholic woman.
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.
Nishat Awan, PhD Thesis, 2011. The term ‘diasporic urbanism’ addresses the difficulties of operating with diasporic space and of accommodating the material complexities of migrant lives. It proposes displacement and reterritorialisations as methodologies and ‘mapping otherwise’ as a tool […]
Alice Grant, Essay, 2019. Architecture is often seen to be a white man’s profession; this creates homogeneous architecture and cities which do not respond to the needs of a diverse society (Murray 2018). This paper, recognising […]
Event, 2020. Kicking off with a reflection from Doina Petrescu on SSoA’s original Feminist School of Architecture event which took over the tower some 20 years ago, the Feminist School of Architecture Teach Out captured a resurgence of feminist activity within the school.
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 […]
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, ed. Emma Cheatle (UK); chief editors L. Brown and K. Burns (Bloomsbury, 2022). The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopaedia of Women in Architecture will fill a void in architectural history, giving students, scholars and professional architects an authoritative reference to women architects and their work, and to key terms for gender and feminism in architecture.
Nishat Awan, DipArch Dissertation, 2003. The dissertation seeks to address the relationship between ‘architecture’ and ‘race’ and is based in my personal experience as a Pakistani who moved to UK at an early age. Here I address issues concerning ‘diasporas’ […]
Nishat Awan, MArch Dissertation, 2006. A literature review on the relationship between architecture and migrancy, […]