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Towards an architecture for wellbeing (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Rice, L., & Sara, R. (2020). Towards an architecture for wellbeing. In 7th International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Built Environment Proceedings. , (75-85)

Architectural design can have profound implications on human health and planetary wellbeing. The built environment is currently one of the most important determinants of health and wellbeing. As human health comprises of physical, mental and social a... Read More about Towards an architecture for wellbeing.

Austerity urbanism: connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking (2020)
Journal Article
Sara, R., Jones, M., & Rice, L. (in press). Austerity urbanism: connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking. CoDesign, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2020.1761985

Austerity has led to a growing interest in small-scale urban practices that engage community groups in participatory placemaking as an alternative to developing government or commercially funded parks and urban spaces. These approaches draw on bottom... Read More about Austerity urbanism: connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking.

Updating the determinants of health model in the information age (2018)
Journal Article
Rice, L., & Sara, R. (2019). Updating the determinants of health model in the information age. Health Promotion International, 34(6), 1241-1249. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/day064

In 1991, Dahlgren and Whitehead produced a highly influential model of the determinants of health that has since been used by numerous national and international public health organizations globally. The purpose of the model is to enable intervention... Read More about Updating the determinants of health model in the information age.

The university as agent of change in the city: Co-creation of live community architecture (2018)
Journal Article
Sara, R., & Jones, M. (2018). The university as agent of change in the city: Co-creation of live community architecture. Archnet-IJAR, 12(1), 326-337

© 2018 Author(s). Universities have a civic responsibility towards the cities of which they are a part. This is typically operationalised through Outreach and Engagement, which aims to share and apply the expertise and knowledge generated by the univ... Read More about The university as agent of change in the city: Co-creation of live community architecture.

Workshop: Collaborating with communities in creating their own spaces with the city (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sara, R., & Jones, M. (2017, October). Workshop: Collaborating with communities in creating their own spaces with the city. Presented at Workshop: Collaborating with Communities in Creating Their Own Spaces with the City

Grass-roots activities can regenerate areas and empower communities to take ownership of their own shared spaces within the city. The panel explores the interplay between ‘top down’ and ‘ground up’ interventions and places in between. What would an e... Read More about Workshop: Collaborating with communities in creating their own spaces with the city.

Critical reflections on the inclusivity and diversity of live community architecture projects (2017)
Presentation / Conference
de Graft-Johnson, A., Daniels, S., Sara, R., & Jones, M. (2017, September). Critical reflections on the inclusivity and diversity of live community architecture projects. Paper presented at AAE2017: Architecture Connects

One of the key ways in which architecture students are prompted to connect with clients, users and community groups is through engagement with live projects. Students are invited to work with, and/or for, an external collaborator for their mutual ben... Read More about Critical reflections on the inclusivity and diversity of live community architecture projects.

The University as agent of change in the city: Co-creation of live community architecture (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sara, R., & Jones, M. (2017, July). The University as agent of change in the city: Co-creation of live community architecture. Paper presented at PLEA 2017: Design to Thrive

Universities, as quasi-public agents, have a civic responsibility towards the cities and communities of which they are a part. This is typically operationalized through Outreach and Engagement activities, which aim to share and apply the expertise an... Read More about The University as agent of change in the city: Co-creation of live community architecture.

Design leap! Developing a divergent tool through film for use within the architectural design process (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hynam, M., Sara, R., Mosley, J., & Gething, B. (2017, April). Design leap! Developing a divergent tool through film for use within the architectural design process. Paper presented at CA²RE (CONFERENCE FOR ARTISTIC AND ARCHITECTURAL (DOCTORAL) RESEARCH)

This paper and accompanying short films (www.designleap.org/478/) have been produced to inform the development of a wider design research based PhD. The aim of the PhD is to develop a divergent tool to help designers be more creative within the early... Read More about Design leap! Developing a divergent tool through film for use within the architectural design process.

Making trouble to stay with: Architecture and feminist pedagogies (2017)
Journal Article
Lange, T., Scott, E. E., Sara, R., Athanasiadou, L., Harriss, H., Merrett, A. J., …Rendell, J. (2017). Making trouble to stay with: Architecture and feminist pedagogies

Architecture is, at its most basic, about imagining desirable futures. Yet, despite growing awareness of the lasting and extensive effects that design decisions have in the world, many people remain inadequately represented (or entirely unrepresented... Read More about Making trouble to stay with: Architecture and feminist pedagogies.

Live community architecture – a transformative feminist practice? A critical exploration of the experiences of students involved in live community-based architecture projects (2016)
Presentation / Conference
A critical exploration of the experiences of students involved in live community-based architecture projects. Presented at Architecture and Feminisms Conference

Internationally, Universities have introduced live projects as an increasingly common component of architecture education. In these projects students are typically taken out of the classroom or studio, and prompted to work with clients and/or real-li... Read More about Live community architecture – a transformative feminist practice? A critical exploration of the experiences of students involved in live community-based architecture projects.

Live community architecture — a transformative feminist practice? a critical exploration of the experiences of students involved in live community-based architecture projects (2016)
Presentation / Conference
a critical exploration of the experiences of students involved in live community-based architecture projects. Paper presented at Architecture and Feminisms Conference

Internationally, universities have introduced live projects as an increasingly common component of architecture education. In these projects students are typically taken out of the classroom or studio, and prompted to work with clients and/or real-li... Read More about Live community architecture — a transformative feminist practice? a critical exploration of the experiences of students involved in live community-based architecture projects.

Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (2016)
Digital Artefact
Sara, R., Jones, M., Rice, L., Daniels, S., & de Graft-Johnson, A. (2016). Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park

The Hands-on-Bristol collective worked with local residents, community groups artists, architects and makers to co-create a community run pocket park. The research aim underpinning the project was to use action-based design-research processes to expl... Read More about Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park.

Between architecture and dance (2015)
Book Chapter
Sara, R. (2015). Between architecture and dance. In V. Hunter (Ed.), Moving Sites: Investigating Site Specific Dance and Performance, 62-77. Routledge

This chapter draws from a 12 year collaboration between an architecture educator and theorist, and dance educator and artist. The collaboration resulted in a series of workshops, which use the processes of dance to develop an understanding that is lo... Read More about Between architecture and dance.

Transgression: Body and space (2014)
Journal Article
Sara, R., & Littlefield, D. (2014). Transgression: Body and space. Architecture and Culture, 2(3), 293-302

The theme of “Transgression: body and space” emerges from a vigorous series of research activities, publications and events (herein entitled the Transgression project) that were undertaken between 2010 and 2014 at the School of Architecture, Universi... Read More about Transgression: Body and space.

A taxonomy of live projects and the ethical implications of the university as creative host to architectural agency (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Burch, J., Sara, R., Marco, E., & Daniels, S. (2014, September). A taxonomy of live projects and the ethical implications of the university as creative host to architectural agency. Paper presented at Living and Learning

The varied agendas of Universities (manifested in initiatives such as internships, knowledge transfer, outreach, marketing, and community engagement, alongside the continued agendas of research, assessed modules and qualifications) offer a range of d... Read More about A taxonomy of live projects and the ethical implications of the university as creative host to architectural agency.

Hands-on-Bristol (2014)
Other
Sara, R., Daniels, S., Marco, E., Jones, M., & Burch, J. (2014). Hands-on-Bristol

A collaboration between the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of the West of England and the Bristol community, that seeks to encourage and strengthen knowledge exchange between education programmes and local comm... Read More about Hands-on-Bristol.

Towards a teaching commons for architecture: The scholarship of teaching and learning in architectural education (2014)
Journal Article
Holgate, P., & Sara, R. (2014). Towards a teaching commons for architecture: The scholarship of teaching and learning in architectural education

Ernest Boyer (1928-1995) distinguished himself as a key figure in American higher education, serving as the United States Commissioner of Education and as President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His publications and init... Read More about Towards a teaching commons for architecture: The scholarship of teaching and learning in architectural education.

The Scarlet Letter: A critical review (2014)
Journal Article
Littlefield, D., & Sara, R. (2014). The Scarlet Letter: A critical review. Architecture and Culture, 2(3), 403-416. https://doi.org/10.2752/205078214X14107818390757

Nathaniel Hawthorn’s 19th century romance The Scarlet Letter centres on the simple transgression of adultery and its social consequences. Hawthorn’s narrative and story-telling skill, however, is far from simple; the author manages to subtly and clev... Read More about The Scarlet Letter: A critical review.

Transgression: Body and space (2014)
Journal Article
Sara, R., & Littlefield, D. (2014). Transgression: Body and space. Architecture and Culture, 2(3), 295-304. https://doi.org/10.2752/205078214X14107818390513

© Bloomsbury 2014. The theme of transgression has been the subject of much twentieth-century thought, touching on a range of ideas including, for example, identity, society, the nature of architecture and the social role of the carnival. Here, Rachel... Read More about Transgression: Body and space.

The architecture of transgression AD (2013)
Book
Sara, R., & Mosley, J. (2013). R. Sara, & J. Mosley (Eds.), The architecture of transgression AD. Wiley

Transgression suggests operating beyond accepted norms and radically reinterpreting practice by pushing at the boundaries of both what architecture is, and what it could or even should be. The current economic crisis and accompanying political/social... Read More about The architecture of transgression AD.


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