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a PhD in live projects and architectural education

Download the full text of my PhD: “A Critique of the Live Project”

So, here it is. After slightly more than three years of full time study, countless supervisions, dozens of drafts and revised drafts – here is the final text of my PhD thesis, A Critique of the Live Project. I’ve uploaded it using the digital publishing service Issuu. I’d love to embed it here, but WordPress don’t allow Issuu files to be embedded on their own blogs, so please follow the two links below to either view the thesis online or to download your own PDF copy. You can also, if you prefer, pay for a printed copy to be dispatched to you.

A bound copy will be available shortly from the McClay Library at QUB in Belfast, and a digital text will theoretically be available soon from the British Library’s Ethos archive (although no-one has approached me yet about providing this).

A Critique of the Live Project (volume 1)

A Critique of the Live Project (volume 2 – appendices)

In addition to my peer-reviewed contributions at academic conferences, I have also delivered a couple of guest lectures at Birmingham, Strathclyde, and shortly Portsmouth Universities. If you’d like me to present some of my research on live projects and architectural education at your own institution, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Each opportunity to talk about my work gives me a further chance to develop the ideas in it and tailor them to the interests of a particular course or school. I’m now working full time at Norwich University of the Arts as a Lecturer on the new BA(Hons) Architecture course.

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  1. Emma says:

    Just wanted to send my congratulations – I contacted you a while ago looking info on the sculptor George MacCann and you pointed me towards your uncle Iain Mitchell. Dont know if I ever said thanks. I had my own viva on 18th January, and my thesis is filled with lovely pics of George MacCann sculpture – so thanks again!

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