Current Research Associates:
Ewan Harrison: @EwanMHarrison Completed his PhD on the works of Richard Seifert. He is curator of the RIBA Colin St. John Wilson and Partners project. https://www.architecture.com/explore-architecture/inside-the-riba-collections/seifert-drawings-for-euston-road
Michele Tenzon: studied Architecture at the University of Ferrara and he holds an MA in Architectural History from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London. Michele’s research interest focuses on modernist urban and regional planning. His most recent works investigate the relationship between urban form and the projects of modernization of rural landscape in post-war Italy and in North African French colonies.
Rixt Woudstra: @RixtWoudstra. Rixt is Course Leader & Lecturer in Art History. At New College of Humanities, she teaches a variety of undergraduate courses on architectural and urban history, material culture and cultural heritage. Dr Rixt Woudstra joined NCH in 2020 after completing her PhD in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture at the School of Architecture + Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her work has been supported by fellowships and awards from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, MIT’s Center for International Studies, and the MIT Africa-Program.
Research Project Collaborators:
Claire Tunstall: @claireytunstall Claire studied BA in History of Design and Architecture, University of Teesside and held various voluntary positions in archives before completing the MA in Archives and Records Management at the University of Liverpool. Claire has worked in the Museum, University and Business archives sector.
As the Global Head of Art, Archives and Records Management at Unilever Claire manages the strategic development of archives and records management globally for Unilever. She oversees Unilever’s Academic Circle to drive partnerships and collaboration with the Academic Sector and ensure business archives are accessible and utilised. She is a Mentor of the Business Archives Council and co-supervises other Phd students.
Current PhD Students:
Noor Ragaban: Investigating notions of domesticity and privacy in Saudi Arabian Housing. See PhD Profile: Noor J. Ragaban for more details.
Razan Simbawa: Researching informal settlements and health in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.
Rim Yassine Kassab: Researching the Medinas of Morocco and Syria. See PhD Profile: Rim Yassine Kassab for more details.
Widad Alis: Widad is investigating the colonial architecture and town planning of the Federation of Malay States. See PhD Profile: Widad Alis for more details.
Heather Alcock: Heather is researching the international significance of Port Sunlight Village.
Former Research Associates:
Jessica Holland Co-founder of TAG Blog, and Post Doctoral Research Associate 2011-2013. Jessica studied architecture at the University of Portsmouth and completed a PhD there on the life and work of the British architect Oliver Hill. Jessica was a post-doc associate on the Leverhulme-funded Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew research project. She now works in architectural heritage practice.
Former PhD Students:
Shama Anbrine is a lecturer at the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan and currently on sabbatical to complete a PhD at the Liverpool School of Architecture. Her thesis investigates the history of the co-operative model town at Lahore. Shama is a co-partner in the architectural consultancy firm, ASAS.
Yemi Salami: Her research investigates British colonial architecture in Nigeria between 1900 and 1960. Specifically, the research aims to understand the colonial administration’s Public Works Department (PWD), and the architecture which it produced within the period of study. Yemi held a faculty position at Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria, before enrolling for her PhD in November 2011.
Cleo Roberts: Cleo’s investigated the riverine cityscape of Kolkata as part of the Envisioning the Indian City Project. You can find out more on her current projects here: https://www.cleoroberts.com and here: https://artuk.org/discover/profile/cleo-roberts
Friends of the TAG Blog:
Richard Butler is a PhD candidate and Gates Scholar at the Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Cambridge, researching the history of public architecture in Ireland from the act of union (1801) to the great famine (1845-52). His publications have concerned nineteenth-century British and Indian architecture, the works of George Gilbert Scott, inter-war architecture in Delhi, and Irish brutalist architecture.
Killian Doherty is an architect from Northern Ireland and runs his own collaborative practice Architectural Field Office – a Design, Research and Curatory studio. For the past four years he has worked in sub-saharan Africa and just completed the construction of a Community Centre for a local football team in Rwanda, who educate youth with a focus on conflict resolution.
Neta Feniger is a PhD candidate at the faculty of architecture and town planning at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. Her research explores Israeli architects’ work in Iran during the 1960s and 1970s. The study, focusing on the Israeli point of view, looks into the encounter between Israeli architectural knowledge and different Iranian locales, affected by global flows.
Jacopo Galli is a PhD student at IUAV University in Venice. He holds a bachelor degree in architecture from the University of Parma and a masters degree in sustainable architecture from IUAV University. His thesis investigates British Tropical architecture in West Africa of the 1940s and ’50s as an innovative design system representing an embryonic stage of climate responsive design.
Rachel Lee is a research associate at the Brandenburgische Technische Universitaet Cottbus and a lecturer at the Technische Universitaet Berlin, where she is currently completing her doctorate on Otto Koenigsberger’s works and networks in exile. She is also a member of MOD Institute – an urban research and design collective based in Bangalore and Berlin.
Hannah le Roux is an architect and faculty member at the School of Architecture of Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, and in practice in Johannesburg’s inner city and townships. Her research revisits modernist architecture in Africa. Hannah is co-researcher on the Alan Vaughan-Richards Archive Project.
Ola Uduku is research Professor at the Manchester School of Architecture, and has research interests in Environmental Design as well as Modernist Architectural History in Africa. She is a director and foundation member of the organisation ArchiAfrika, which actively seeks to spread knowledge about African architecture within and outside Africa. Ola is co-researcher on the Alan Vaughan-Richards Archive Project.