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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


Csepely-Knorr, L., Brook, R., 2022. Landscapes of Post-War Infrastructure: Culture, Amenity, Heritage and Industry, National Coal Mining Museum, 9/4/2022 - 2/10/2022.

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


Stone, S., Hollis, E., 2022. 'Inside Information The defining concepts of interior design', Routledge.

Sanderson, L., Stone, S., 2021. 'Emerging Practices in Architectural Pedagogy Accommodating an Uncertain Future', Routledge Focus on Design Pedagogy.

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

Stone, S., Sanderson, L., 2021. 'Teaching-Learning-Research: Design and Environments', AMPS.

Brook, R., Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. 'You Love Me Really: Journeys Through Landscapes of Post-War Infrastructure', bauprint, Manchester.

Book Chapters

Sanderson, L., Stone, S., 2022. 'Emerging Practices in Architectural Pedagogy'. In Sanderson, L., Stone, S. (eds.) Emerging Practices in Architectural Pedagogy: Accommodating an Uncertain Future, pp. 94-115, Routledge.

Csepely-Knorr, L., Coucill, L., 2022. 'Nuclear Power Stations in Post-War Britain: Picturesque Landscapes for the Masses'. In The Routledge Handbook of Infrastructure Design Global Perspectives from Architectural History, Routledge.

Hammond, M., White, S., Phillipson, C., 2020. 'From precarity to interdependence: The role of age-friendly communities in promoting wellbeing in excluded communities'. In Bokyo, C., Cooper, R., Dunn, N. (eds.) Designing Future Cities for Wellbeing, pp. 122-138, Routledge.

White, S., Walker, S., Hammond, M., Sanliturk, C., 2020. 'Starting with Difference: &rchitecture'. In Architectural Affects After Deleuze and Guattari, Routledge Studies in Affective Societies.

Internet Publications

Csepely-Knorr, L., Fitzsimon, K., 2021. 'Post-War Designed Landscapes - 'A green place in which to live and work': Landscapes by Sylvia Crowe and Janet Jack',

Csepely-Knorr, L., Fitzsimon, K., 2021. 'Post-War Designed Landscapes - Heritage Assets and Contemporary Life',

Csepely-Knorr, L., Fitzsimon, K., 2021. 'Post-War Designed Landscapes -- 'Elegant and Simple Solutions' to 'Down to Earth Problems': The Landscape Architecture of Michael Brown and Preben Jakobsen',

Csepely-Knorr, L., Fitzsimon, K., 2021. 'Post-War Designed Landscapes: Heritage Values and Forgotten Spaces',

Journal Articles

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. ''Conditions in landscape which the public as a whole wishes to see and enjoy' - electricity generation, amenity and welfare in post-war Britain', Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, pp. 1-17.

Edensor, T., Sobell, B., 2021. 'Keeping the family silver: The changing meanings and uses of Manchester's civic plate', Journal of Material Culture, 26 (3), pp. 280-297.

Robertson, J., 2020. 'Choreographing the Liturgy : Exploring continuity, change and the liturgy in the ecclesiastical buildings of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia', The Innes Review, 71 (2), pp. 237-269.

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.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. 'A brit tájépítészet vizionárius noi vezetoi: Brenda Colvin és Sylvia Crowe', Építészfórum.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. 'Drakelow. A natural concern', The Modernist, 11 (Landscape), pp. 52-58.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. 'Landscape in the making', Landscape. The Journal of the Landscape Institute, 2021 (3), pp. 18-21.

Csepely-Knorr, L., Brook, R., Coucill, L., 2020. 'Why the Landscapes of Post-War Infrastructure Matter', Landscape. The Journal of the Landscape Institute, Spring 2020, pp. 6-11.

Conference Papers

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2022. 'The Institute acknowledging its heavy debt - the election of the first female president of the Institute of Landscape Architects in the United Kingdom', IAWA 2022 Symposium: Breaking Through, Blacksburg, Virginia.

White, S., Hammond, M., 2021. 'Cohousing as a catalyst for connected, age-friendly communities', TSA: The International Tech Enabled Care Conference 2021, 22/3/2021 - 25/3/2021.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. 'Environmental Crisis, Ecology and Oakwood Warrington New Town', Histories of Urban Design: Global Trajectories and Local Realities, ETH Zurich, 15/11/2021 - 17/11/2021.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. 'Landscape Legacies of Power Generation: Drakelow and the Central Electricity Generating Board', Architectural History + Climate Emergency, in

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. 'Landscapes in support of 'the growing demand for an improved quality of life' - Electricity generation, welfare and environment in post-war Britain', EAHN2021, the European Architectural History Network's 6th International Conference, Edinburgh, in

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

Brook, R., Csepely-Knorr, L., 2020. 'Land.Arch.Infra: Synergies between teaching and research', Architecture Media Politics Society (AMPS) virtual conference, Online - Manchester, 4/12/2020 - 4/12/2020.

Jolley, V., Sanderson, L., 2020. 'MSA Catalysts: Advanced Peer Learning Through Vertical Group Projects', 2/12/2020 - 4/10/2021, in

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., 2021. 'Brenda Colvin and Jacqueline Tyrwhitt'.

Csepely-Knorr, L., 2021. 'Brenda Colvin and the Profession of Landscape Architecture'.

Hanley, AL., Jolley, V., Sanderson, L., Coucill, L., Robertson, J., Sobell, HB., 2021. 'MAP Manchester Architecture Papers'.

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

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'.