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Architecture Research Group

In an age where more people live in the city than the countryside, issues of architecture and its relationship to urbanism have never been more intellectually fascinating, socially vital and environmentally urgent.

Debates about the role of architecture in an age of economic globalisation, technological futurism, environmental fatalism and deepening social division demands an approach to architectural studies that draws upon a diverse range of practices and plural forms of knowledge.

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Research at Manchester School of Architecture (MSA)


Exhibitions & Publications


Sanderson, L., 2018. Palimpsest, Castlefield Gallery, 1/9/2018.

Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., Lee, SJ., 2017. Bakewell : Some Ideas, Bakewell Town Hall, 16/6/2017.

Sanderson, L., Lee, SJ., Stone, SH., 2017. The Way We Live Now, Bakewell Town Hall, 24/2/2017.

Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., Lee, SJ., 2016. Bollington. Real : Imagined, Bollington Arts Centre, 22/5/2016.


Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., 2019. 'Remember, Reveal, Construct : Reflections upon the Contingency, Usefulness and Emotional Resonance of Architecture, Buildings and Context.', Routledge.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2016. 'Barren Places to Public Spaces. A history of public park design in Budapest 1867-1914', Budapest City Archives, Budapest.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2016. 'Budapest közparképítészetének története a kiegyezéstöl az elsö világháborúig', Budapest Föváros Levéltára, Budapest.

Book Chapters

White, S., 2017. 'From representation to active ageing in a Manchester neighbourhood: designing the Age-friendly City'. In Phillipson, C., Buffell, T., Handler, S. (eds.) Age-Friendly Communities: A Global Perspective, Policy Press, London.

White, S., 2017. 'Including Architecture: What difference can we make?'. In Boys, J. (eds.) Architectural Design and Disability: A Critical Reader, Routledge, London.

Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., 2017. 'Oddments and Epigrams : The Neighbourhood Planning Agenda in Bollington.'. In Housing - A Critical Perspective.

White, S., 2017. 'The Greater Part: How intuition forms better worlds'. In Lord, B., Rawes, P. (eds.) Spinoza and Ratio, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Stone, SH., Sanderson, L., 2017. 'Trouble in Happy Valley: The Documentation of a Research Through Design Collaborative Project between a Postgraduate Atelier at the Manchester School of Architecture and the Local Community of a Small Town.'. In 10 EAAE-ARCC International Conference (EAAE-ARCC 2016), EAAE.

White, S., 2016. 'Common projects and privatised potential: projection and representation in the Rotterdam Kunsthal'. In Lloyd Thomas, K., Amhoff, T., Beech, N. (eds.) Industries of Architecture, Routledge, London.

Coates, M., 2015. 'The revolution can be avoided'. In Adams, M., Levy, C. (eds.) Handbook of Anarchism, Palgrave Macmillan.


Stone, SH., Sanderson, L., Lee, SJ., 2017. 'Reclaiming the Road: Public Realm Improvement Proposals for Bollington in Cheshire'.

White, S., Hammond, M., 2015. 'The Life of the City - Manchester City Centre, An age Friendly Neighbourhood?', Manchester CIty Council.

Journal Articles

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2015. 'Sunflower Houses: a Hungarian experimental housing estate', The Modernist Magazine, Issue #16 EXPERIMENT.

Coates, M., 2015. 'To Hell with Architecture: An Architecture of Anarchism', Anarchist Studies, 23 (2), pp. 47-67.

Conference Papers

Sanderson, L., Aston, H., 2017. 'Atelier[zero] Negotiated Dialogues', The Production of Place, University of East London.

Sanderson, L., 2017. 'Delicate Interpretations', Cite Margins City Memories, Bangor.

Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., 2017. 'The Way We Live Now : How Architectural Education can support the Urban Development of Small Settlements', AMPS, Derby, 22/6/2017 - 23/6/2017.

Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., 2016. 'Trouble in Happy Valley: The Documentation of a Research Through Design Collaborative Project between a Postgraduate Atelier at the Manchester School of Architecture and the Local Community of a Small Town.', EAAE ARCC, Lisbon, 14/6/2016 - 18/6/2016.

White, S., 2015. ''The Greater Part of architecture: How intuition forms better worlds', Daughter of Chaos, 2015 Annual Deleuze studies conference, Stockholm.

White, S., 2015. 'From representation to active-ageing in a Manchester neighbourhood: designing the Age-Friendly City', The 2015 conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Newcastle.


Sobell, B. Hudson, J., 2016. 'Designed wildness: Unlocking the potential of urban wastelands', The Future of Wild Europe, University of Leeds, 11–14 September.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2016. 'The Architectural vs. the Natural: The Birth of Modernist Landscape Design Theory in Hungary', European Architectural History Network: Fourth International Meeting, Dublin Castle, June 2-4 2016.

Csepely-Knorr, L. and Roberts, A, 2015. 'Changes to Urban Landscape Approaches. Case Study of an Industrial Town.', Landscape in Flux, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia, 20-23 September 2015.

Coates, M., 2015. 'Radical Architecture: Revolution and Utopia in 1970s England', Graduate School Symposium, Sheffield School of Architecture, 14th May 2015.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2015. '‘Following the example of the British’ – Influence of Sir Joseph Paxton’s Public Parks in Budapest, Hungary', Paxton 150, University of Sheffield, 11-12 September 2015.

Other Outputs

Stone, SH., Sanderson, LM., Lee, SJ., 2017. 'The Way We Live Now : Symposium'.

Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., Lee, SJ., 2016. 'Time and Context'.