About Centre for Research Architecture Research

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

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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. 

Students and visitors to the Research Exhibition 

We offer BA modules at the 3rd year level in Counter-Forensics and Environmental & Social Justice for students considering MA pathways into Research / Forensic Architecture, Investigative Journalism, Law, and Aesthetics.

Our MA programme is shaped by two practical studios in Research Architecture or Forensic Architecture, both of which include technical workshops, theory seminars, peer-to-peer activities and fieldwork.

Our PhD Programme is defined by a series of roundtable events and critical methods seminars that enable doctoral students to work independently but also as a focused cohort over a period of 4-5 years.

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

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

Please address any general enquiries to Dr Susan Schuppli or to Christina Varvia if it concerns the Forensic Architecture MA Studio.