School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

History, Cultures and Landscape

ARC: History, Cultures and Landscape

About

The History, Cultures and Landscape theme focuses on the social, cultural, political and economic contexts within which landscapes are shaped inhabited and represented. As scholars using diverse and interdisciplinary tools to study a wide range of geographies and time periods, we take an integrated approach to studying the landscape, with equal interest in the real and the imagined, the artificial and the natural.

Our interests run the gamut, including but not limited to the history of designed landscapes and gardens; utopian studies; the relationship between space and memory; state formation processes; colonial and postcolonial landscapes, philosophical, cultural and tectonic underpinnings of modern architecture; socio-spatial practices of globalized high-modernity; phenomenology of space, everyday environments. Similarly, our projects take us to a variety of different locations around the globe from India, to Turkey, Iraq, France, Spain, UK, USA, and Latin America, as well as generic non-spaces of 21st century that could be anywhere/everywhere.

Theme Staff

Dr Samuel Austin
Degree Programme Director BA (Hons) Architecture

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Elizabeth Baldwin Gray
Teaching Fellow in Architecture

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Professor Andrew Ballantyne
Professor of Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6800

Dr Martin Beattie
Senior Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6032

Kati Blom
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6003

Dr Nathaniel Coleman
Reader in History & Theory of Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5686

Dr Josep-Maria Garcia-Fuentes
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5856

Dr Polly Gould
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Claire Harper
Teaching Fellow

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Dr Christos Kakalis
Lecturer in Architecture

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Dr Peter Kellett
Senior Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6023

Dr Zeynep Kezer
Senior Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6030

Dr Stephen Parnell
Degree Programme Director, MArch

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 20 86802

Professor Adam Sharr
Head of School

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 20 87832

Dr Edward Wainwright
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0)191 20 96017

Theme Projects