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
agriculture Social Sciences
food Earth & Environmental Sciences
planning Social Sciences
spatial planning Earth & Environmental Sciences
food policy Earth & Environmental Sciences
community Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2023

Research Output 2000 2019

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. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Steam Bath

Applying ethics to itself: Recursive ethical questioning in architecture and second-order cybernetics

Sweeting, B., 1 Apr 2019, In : Kybernetes. 48, 4, p. 805-815 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Avoiding the climate 'lock in' on the coast

Coleman, A., 20 Sep 2019, 1 p.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

spatial planning

Activities 1998 2019

Design Research for Change Showcase

Sally Sutherland (Participant), Tom Ainsworth (Participant), Nigel Sherriff (Participant), Mathilda Tham (Participant)
19 Sep 201922 Sep 2019

Activity: EventsExhibition, performance

Kybernetes (Journal)

Ben Sweeting (Reviewer)
Aug 2019

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

Mining the Anthropocene

Duncan Baker-Brown (Presenter)
8 Jul 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk