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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


Steele, M., Csepely-Knorr, L., 2020. Bauhaus Models, The Modernist, 16/1/2020 - 25/1/2020.

Sanderson, L., Stone, S., Lee, SJ., 2019. Rochdale Reimagined, Rochdale Central Library, 25/6/2019 - 16/8/2019.

Stone, S., Sanderson, L., 2019. UnDoing, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 21/3/2019 - 26/5/2019.

Sanderson, L., 2019. UnDoing Buildings, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 22/3/2019 - 26/5/2019.

Sanderson, L., Stone, S., 2019. UnDoing Exhibition, Castlefield Gallery, 21/3/2019 - 26/5/2019.


Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., 2021. 'Remember, Reveal, Construct : Reflections upon the Contingency, Usefulness and Emotional Resonance of Architecture, Buildings and Context.', Routledge.

Stone, SH., 2019. 'UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory', Routledge.

Stone, S., Pendergast, M., Emery, T., Sanderson, L., 2019. 'UnDoing Exhibition Catalogue + Essays', MSA Press.

Book Chapters

Stone, S., 2019. 'Conservation as experience'. In Fiorani, D., Franco, G., Kealy, L., Musso, SF., Calvo-Salve, MA. (eds.) Conservation - Consumption Preserving the Tangible and Intangible Values, EAAE, Hasselt, Belgium 2019.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2019. 'TERVEZÉSELMÉLETI IRÁNYVONALAK A KÉT VILÁGHÁBORÚ KÖZÖTTI MAGYAR KÖZPARKÉPÍTÉSZETBEN'. In Urbs. magyar várostörténeti évkönyv XIII, Budapest Fováros Levéltára.

Uduku, O., 2019. 'The Alan Vaughan-Richards archive'. In Lewi, H., Smith, W., vom Lehn, D., Cooke, S. (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites, pp. 178-187, Routledge.

Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism

Coates, M., 2019. 'The Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism'. In Adams, M., Levy, C. (eds.) Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism, Springer International Publishing, London.

Stone, S., Sanderson, L., 2019. 'UnDoing: An Essay by Sally Stone and Laura Sanderson'. In UnDoing, Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) Press.


Sanderson, L., Stone, S., Lee, SJ., 2019. 'Rochdale Reimagined', MSA Press.

Journal Articles

Csepely-Knorr, L., Klagyivik, M., 2020. 'From Social Spaces to Training Fields: Evolution of Design Theory of the Children's Public Sphere in Hungary in the First Half of the Twentieth Century', Childhood in the Past, 13 (2), pp. 93-108.

White, S., Foale, K., 2020. 'Making a place for technology in communities: PlaceCal and the capabilities approach', Information, Communication & Society, pp. 1-20.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2020. 'The artistic and social role of public gardens: Béla Rerrich and the renewal of public park design in early twentieth-century Hungary', Journal of Landscape Architecture, 15 (1), pp. 54-67.

Stone, S., 2020. 'Undoing Buildings: Assemblage, Memory and the Recovery of Wholeness', The Architect, October 2020/5 No. 207, pp. 029-035.

Jackson, I., Uduku, O., Appeaning Addo, I., Assasie Opong, R., 2019. 'The Volta River Project: planning, housing and resettlement in Ghana, 1950-1965', The Journal of Architecture, 24 (4), pp. 512-548.

Robertson, J., 2019. 'Tradition & Transition: Gillespie, Kidd & Coia', The Modernist, 31.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Uduku, O., 2020. 'Nigeria's University Age: Tim Livsey's History of the Genesis of Nigeria's Early Tertiary Institutions', Journal of African Cultural Studies, 32 (3), pp. 334-336.

Uduku, N., 2019. 'Book Review: An architecture of education: African American women design the new south', Women's History Review, 28 (4), pp. 707-709.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2019. 'Wild Landscape', The Modernist, 30, pp. 62-65.

Conference Papers

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2020. 'Electric Landscapes: The work of the CEGB', Landscape of State Financed Industry - FOLAR Annual Symposium, Museum of English Rural Life.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2020. 'The 'Public Relation Value'. Welfare Landscapes of Post-War British Power Stations', Building Welfare States: New Approaches to Architecture, Community & Planning in Twentieth Century Britain, University of Warwick, 23/9/2020 - 25/9/2020.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2019. ''To broaden the outlook of training' - The first landscape course in Manchester, UK', Lessons from the past, visions for the future: Celebrating one hundred years of landscape architecture education in Europe, 16/9/2019 - 17/9/2019.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2019. 'Female landscape architects and the independent Landscape Institute', Professional Women: the public, the private, and the political, LSE Library, 6/9/2019 - 7/9/2019.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2019. 'Landscapes of coal as 'third nature'', The Landscape and Architecture of Post-War British Infrastructure, Manchester, 14/2/2019 - 16/2/2019.

Lee, SJ., Stone, SH., Sanderson, L., 2019. 'Reclaiming the Road: People and Vehicles in Small Settlements', REHAB 2019: 4th International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures, Guimaraes, Portugal, 17/7/2019 - 19/7/2019, in REHAB 2019 Proceedings.

Sanderson, L., Lee, SJ., Stone, S., 2019. 'Small Settlements Research Projects', Education, Design and Practice - Understanding Skills in a Complex World, Stevens Institute, New York / New Jersey, 17/6/2019 - 19/6/2019.


Csepely-Knorr, L., 2020. 'Visionary Women and the Professionalisation of Landscape Architecture',

Stone, S., 2019. 'EAAE Thematic Network on Conservation: Workshop VII CONSERVATION / DEMOLITION', Faculty of Architecture CTU Prague.

Stone, S., 2019. 'Gate 81: Saving Preston Bus station', Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Preston.

Stone, S., Walker, J., Parry, G., 2019. 'Lived in Rooms - The Home, the Terrace and the Wallpaper: Home Is Where the Heart Is', 2 Springfield Lane, Salford.

Sanderson, L., Lee, SJ., Stone, S., 2019. 'Rochdale by Way of Venice', Manchester Business School.

Stone, S., 2019. 'UnDoing Buildings', Rhode Island School of Design. USA.

Other Outputs

Sanderson, L., Stone, S., Lee, SJ., 2020. 'A Future for the Already Built, Portfolio'.

Lee, S., Sanderson, L., Stone, S., 2020. 'Reclaiming the Road: A Research-by-Design Approach to the Problems of Small Settlements'.

Sanderson, L., Stone, S., 2019. 'UnDoing Buildings Tour'.

Sanderson, L., Stone, S., 2019. 'UnDoing, Portfolio'.