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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. Stone, S., 2016. Bollington : Real / Imagined, Bollington Arts Centre, June 2016.

Sanderson, L. Stone, S., 2016. Oddments and Epigrams, Bollington Arts Centre, January 2016.


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.

Journal Articles

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


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.

Sanderson, L. Stone, S., 2016. 'Trouble in Happy Valley', EAAE ARCC, Lisbon School of Architecture, June 2016, in EAAE ARCC.

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.