PhD University of Sheffield
I began my PhD part-time at the Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield in February 2013. This thesis is entitled "THE ARCHITECTS REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL: Anarchist modes of ‘doing architecture’ in the UK, 1972-1980" and addresses the undocumented history and impact of alternative, anarchist and radical moments in English architecture, with a particular focus on the domestic dwelling and the involvement of ‘others’ in ‘doing architecture’. Specifically I have concentrated on the development of community resistance to mass/masterplanned redevelopment in the 1970s in England and the North of Ireland.
I will be looking at anarchist modes of 'doing architecture' and dweller control movements as a means developing a methodology for creating alternative dwelling practices.