PhD Research Projects 2022
About the show


PhD Research Projects 2022

Coordinated by Dr Sophie Read

'Biocentric Design' by Alexandra Adelina Lăcătușu.

This interdisciplinary exhibition explores the developing research of selected students completing two of the school’s world-renowned doctoral programmes – Architectural Design MPhil/PhD and Architectural and Urban History and Theory MPhil/PhD.


The exhibition this year showcases projects encompassing history and theory, architectural design, biochemical engineering and other forms of practice-based research enquiry. Methods and media include animation, narrated manuscripts, drawing, performance lectures, site writing and photography.

Explore research that ranges from examining moss growth in cities, questioning processes of ‘homemaking’ in Iran through dowry lists, creating a living archive of Western Sierra Madre’s vernacular architecture, to proposing the communal kitchen as an infrastructure of care in the UK and China.

The exhibition is accompanied by a two-day conference, with presentations from doctoral students followed by discussions of their questions, methods and findings.

Exhibiting Students

Atheer Al Mulla
Olivier Bellflamme
Jhono Bennett
Olivia Duncan
Alexandra Adelina Lăcătușu
Xiuzheng Li
Rebecca Loewen
Katerina Zacharopoulou
Azadeh Zaferani

Featured Programmes

Architectural Design MPhil/PhD

Architectural and Urban History and Theory MPhil/PhD

Find out more about our range of programmes and how to apply to study with us on our website.


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MPhil/PhD Programme Directors

Prof Jonathan Hill
Prof Sophia Psarra

Director of Exhibitions

Chee-Kit Lai

Project Manager

David Shanks

Content Management

John Cruwys
Sam Van Strien


Matthew Bowles
Michael Wagner

Director of Communications

Penelope Haralambidou

Communications Manager

Ruth Evison

Communications & Events

Srijana Gurung
Abi Luter
Gen Williams


Hello Monday

Special thanks to all students and their tutors for providing the show content.

Index of Works

PhD Research Projects 2022
22 February – 8 March 2022