School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Processes and Practices of Architecture

ARC: Processes and Practices of Architecture

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There are many ways architecture can be created in the 21st century and researchers in this theme recognize that the production of architecture is always also a social process, building relationships and possibilities for living as well as physical structures. We explore the processes of architectural creation directly, through a range of socially engaged and creative practices. These involve a wide variety of actors and diverse social groups in the built environment, and include Fenham Pocket Park, led by Armelle Tardiveau and Daniel Mallo to create a new piece of public space, and a co-production process amongst stakeholders, Graham Farmer’s work with students and the local community building community structures at Kielder, Prue Chiles’ Connected Communities project at Park Hill, Sheffield and Ed Wainwright’s work with the NewBridge Project, an artist-led community in the centre of Newcastle.

Research seeking social change needs also to understand and work with those who use and constitute the spaces they inhabit, as in Peter Kellett’s ethnographic studies of informal settlements. It demands underpinnings in philosophical, political and psychoanalytic thought and histories that have engaged with these problems, for example in Katie Lloyd Thomas’ work on feminist theory and practice or Nathaniel Coleman’s study of Henri Lefebvre and his work on Utopia. A common project between ARC members in this area has been the development of a network exploring Architecture’s Unconscious, led by Kati Blom.

Theme Staff

Dr Neil Burford
Reader in Architecture

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Andrew Campbell
Teaching Fellow in Architecture

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Professor Prue Chiles
Professor of Architectural Design Research and Acting Director of Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3403

Dr Nathaniel Coleman
Reader in History & Theory of Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5686

Professor Graham Farmer
Professor of Architecture / Director of Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5623

Dr Claire Harper
Teaching Fellow

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Laura Harty
Teaching Fellow in Architecture

Dr Peter Kellett
Senior Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6023

Professor Katie Lloyd Thomas
Professor of Architectural Theory and History and Co-Director of Architecture Research Collaborative (ARC)

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5014

Daniel Mallo
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5687

Ivan Marquez Munoz
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4857

Dhruv Sookhoo
Visiting Lecturer

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Armelle Tardiveau
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5687

Dr Edward Wainwright
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0)191 20 96017

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