Projects per year
Alex's research interests lie across and between the disciplines of architecture, archaeology, and anthropology, but also with notions of 'the commons' broadly understood. Particular areas of research expertise in these interdisciplinary fields include:
With a team from Newcastle University Alex is a Co-Investigator on the 3-year AHRC-funded project, Wastes and Strays: The Past, Present and Future of English Urban Commons.
Last year he organised a conference at the University of Brighton titled Tangible and Intangible Commons to explore other strands of commons thinking.
The Structure of Architectural Interdisciplinarity
The visual and analogical foundations of design-centred disciplines. In particular understanding disciplines as borderless centres of practice which, for design, proceed through the making of, often, visual artefacts, afforded meaning through analogical interconnectedness.
Drawing between Architecture and Archaeology
Alex makes work – drawings and texts – between the historically interconnected disciplines of architecture, archaeology and anthropology. A recent chapter in Architecture and Anthropology edited by Adam Jasper explores some of these parallels
The Theory of Architectural Practice
Within architecture itself Alex's research, as well as his lecturing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, seeks to understand both architectural history and theory, and the professional practice of architecture, as differences of emphasis rather than differences of category; that architecture is the product of a constant shuttling between practice and theory.
Alex is a Board member of the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics.
Alex supervises PhD candidates with interests in three broad strands of research: practices and theories of commons and commoning; architectural / archaeological / anthropological interdisciplinarities, particularly as they relate to the practice of those disciplines and in theories of architectural practice and its relationship to theory.
Research Output per year
Occlusions of the Operational Sequence: A Coincidental Conversation between Robert Matthew and André Leroi-Gourhan in Six DiagramsZambelli, A., 13 Nov 2018, Architecture and Anthropology. Jasper, A. (ed.). Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter › Research › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter › Research
Research output: Non-textual output › Exhibition › Research
Occlusions of the Operational Sequence: a coincidental conversation between Robert Matthew and André Leroi-Gourhan in six diagramsZambelli, A., 10 Aug 2017, In : Architectural Theory Review.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review