School of Architecture and Design

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School of architecture and design

The School of Architecture and Design is home to a community of academics and practitioners whose work focuses on key issues of social and environmental concern. Research is central to our academic practice and often informed by our professional work. Our research encompasses applied and theoretical approaches in equal measure and much of it is marked by interdisciplinarity and international cooperation, through leadership and participation in major grant projects. 

We study themes of global importance in local contexts and engage with local concerns from a global perspective. As a design school, we embrace a wide range of methodologies, including scientific, humanities, and design research. We aim to bring these dimensions into our teaching at all levels of study, including and in particular our growing postgraduate research culture, and interlink our research with the world of professional architectural and design practices and our professional bodies. 



School of Architecture and Design researchers are at the forefront of international work on the circular economy, urban farming, and social design and engaged in preventive healthcare design, studies in communal land use, and feminist pedagogies.

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urban agriculture Earth & Environmental Sciences
cybernetics Social Sciences
broadcast Social Sciences
agriculture Social Sciences
food Earth & Environmental Sciences
interview Social Sciences
planning Social Sciences
urban planning Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2017 2023

Research Output 2000 2020

Building continuous productive (peri-)urban landscapes

Viljoen, A. & Bohn, K., 7 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Achieving sustainable urban agriculture. Wiskerke, J. (ed.). One ed. Cambridge, Vol. One. 40 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

urban agriculture
urban design
architectural design
urban development
sustainable development

Acceptability and feasibility of using digital vending machines to deliver HIV self-tests to men who have sex with men

Vera, J. H., Soni, S., Pollard, A., Lewellin, C., Peralta, C., Rodriguez, L. & Dean, G., 17 May 2019, In : Sexually Transmitted Infections. 95, 8, p. 557-561 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Steam Bath
Royal Academy of Arts

Activities 1998 2020

The Future of Design / Design Council Workshop

Nicholas Gant (Organiser)
27 Jan 2020

Activity: EventsWorkshop

Synergy (Event)

Ben Sweeting (Reviewer)
Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Literary Geographies (Journal)

Alex Fitch (Reviewer)
20 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review