About us


The Centre for Research Architecture is organised around practice-led research that investigates the urgent political conditions of our time.

Our goal is to provide practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds with tools for undertaking spatial research and critical analysis. Students pursue individual projects that generate written as well as practical insights.

Dissertation projects incorporate fieldwork, critical reflections and discuss the theoretical implications and historical questions at stake within their work. 

Our PhD Programme is defined by a series of Roundtable seminars that bring in a new cohort of doctoral students every four-five years to study and work together as a unit. Roundtable Four began in 2019, this means that the admission of additional PhD students in following years will be limited until a new cohort begins.

We are particularly interested in supervising dissertation projects that engage with ecological contexts and spatial media as they intersect with questions of law, rights, and justice.

Explore MA & PhD research, group projects and Roundtables here.

Staff and Students at MARA degree show 2015
MA Polyptych Crits
MA students take part in seminar discussion
MA students at Arts Catalyst, Kings Cross
FREE Seminar student-led initiative
Staff and Students at MARA degree show 2014
MARA degree show 2017
Students and visitors at MA degree show 2017
Visitors at MA degree show 2017
The Genealogy of the Human Rights Report, MA degree show 2017


Please address any enquiries to Dr. Susan Schuppli or Dr. Lorenzo Pezzani.

We are part of a dynamic group of students and staff based in the Department of Visual Cultures along with the Forensic Architecture Agency.