School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Processes + Practices

ARC theme: Processes + Practices

Theme Projects

This theme seeks to understand the many ways architecture can be created in the 21st century. Research addressing the diversity of processes that shape our built environment mobilises knowledge to understand the ‘practical’ world of making architecture whilst carving a space in between theory and practice. The theme demands underpinnings in philosophical, political and social theories and histories that have engaged with these problems. It encompasses diverse sites of enquiry including:

  • frameworks, procedures and specifications entangled within industries and construction processes;
  • understandings of architectural practice as social and political process/endeavour whose actors, through a wide range of socially engaged, critical and creative practices, participate to the co-production of space;
  • ethnographic explorations gaining insights from everyday realities and informal settlements;
  • architectural pedagogies as testing ground for student-led participatory projects engaging local communities and stakeholders;
  • drawing as site of enquiry.

Theme Members

Dr Neil Burford
Reader in Architecture

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Telephone: 0191 208 2415

Professor Prue Chiles
Professor of Architectural Design Research

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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

James A Craig
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6019

Dr Claire Harper
Teaching Fellow

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Dr Julia Heslop
Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture

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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)

Email:
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

Matthew Ozga-Lawn
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6019

Dhruv Sookhoo
Visiting Lecturer

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