Critical Spatial Practice

colonial legacies, decolonisation, empire, ethics, performativity, Singapore


deep listening, sonic compositions, assemblages, pedagogical tools, collectivity, prototype.

Julia Udall, Jonathan Orlek, Alex De Little

Remedy, healing, climate, empathy, herbal, care

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Montserrat Gutiérrez Mesegué

architecture, communities, engagement

Jan Kattein Architects (Dr Jan Kattein, Gareth Marriott, Chandni Patel)

Minority, Inoperativity, Decoloniality, Ethics, Urban Project, Theory


Relationality, co-existence, counter-measure, border, architecture

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GRAB (Professors Andrew Benjamin and Gerard Reinmuth)

Collaboration, Time & Temporality, 1960s architecture, Messy everyday processes, Transdisciplinarity, Spillover effects, Ordinary affects


performance, culture, ecology, archives, healing, poetic bio-politics

Zoë Quick and Kirsten McIver

soundwalk, migration, domestic work, memory, home

Ella Parry-Davies and Ann

temporary autonomous zones, embodied practice, witness, borderlands, ecology, healing


Collaboration, Labour, Land, Finance, Movement, Value


film, cybiog, self-portrait, interface, topology, diffraction


Civic, Urban, Pedagogy, Engagement, Architecture, Education


Work, precarity, performance, territory, community, speculation


Environmental History, Extractivism, Activist-academic research, International Solidarity


Weird, Weird-tender, Participation, Decolonial, Zambia


Audio walk, place-listening, performance, performativity, urban planning

Cecilie Sachs Olsen
Cecilie Sachs Olsen / zURBS (www.zurbs.org)

Critical Area Studies, Moscow, Russia, Ecology, Political Aesthetics, Ethnographic Conceptualism


Critical spatial practice, Art, More-than-human, Collaboration, Ecology


Collaborative writing, knowledge production, experimental workshop


Participation, Encounters, Antagonism, Displacements, Narratives, Iraq

Rafael Guendelman Hales

Lexicon, feminist practices, architecture, art, utopia, speculation


Art, Activism, Economics, Imagination, Gleaning, Salvage


Situated, responsive, relational, aural, material, experimental


mythological landscape, ritual, land-art, painting, traces, transformation

Michael Hirschbichler

Inequality. Food offering. Apparatus, Surveillance. Working condition. Authenticity.


feminist practices, installation, architecture, n-1, subtraction, method

Mona Mahall and Asli Serbest

Withdrawal of labour, self-organisation, art workers, art strikes, occupations, new institutionalism.


Direct urbanism, Socially engaged urban planning, Production of desire, Anticipatory fiction

transparadiso (Barbara Holub/Paul Rajakovics)

care practices, rituals of care, paranoid constructions and reparative acts, welfare state, the common, common rooms

Action Archive (Meike Schalk, Sara Brolund de Carvalho, Helena Mattsson + Beatrice Stude)

Feminist, Politics, Borders, Immigration, Detention, Shelters


Design interventions, urban, names, storytelling, criticality, place


Liberia, Extraction, Settler-colonialism, Utopia, Ruin, Modernity

Killian Doherty (in collaboration with Edward Lawrenson)

Activism, City, Common, Place, Here, Now


Critical play, Participation, Migration, Social integration, Bread-making, Public space

Catalina Pollak Williamson / Public Interventions

Seduction, Art, Psychoanalysis, Photography, Screen, Site-writing


Performance design, installations, exhibitions, intermediality, spatial justice

Dorita Hannah (with Sean Coyle)

Memory, Trauma, Boundary, Greenham Common, Subject formation, Peace movement/s


Gut thinking, minute perception, food performances, performativity, ethico-aesthetics


The city, urban landscapes, feminism, urban scenographies, illumination, the night


Intimacy, care, disruption, inclusion, not-knowing

Slow Research Lab

real estate, financialization, property, gated communities, regeneration, gentrification.


Text, Site, Method, Topography, Landscape, Movement


Performing interiors, sitting in, feminist practices, unfolding time


direct urbanism, silent activism, transparadiso, urban matters, performance, production of desire, anticipatory fiction

Barbara Holub (realized with Marie Christine Rissinger, Elisabeth Stephan & Julian Verocai)

Feminist, politics, reproductive healthcare, public space, architecture

Lori A. Brown and ArchiteXX Design Action

Interior design, installation, colour, light, design strategy, temporary

Design Team (Jordan Evans, Evan Jerry, Ryla (Jakelski) Gutbier, and Lois Weinthal)

action-research, participative, cross-cultural, reflexive, practice-led, intersectional, visual-based


Domesticity, gender, affect, Singapore, public housing, film

Lilian Chee

memorial, translation, personal as political, photography, not-yet, mourning

Tijana Stevanović (with contributions from Jan van Duppen; includes work of late Miodrag Stevanović)

Grounding, Collecting, Touring, Intention to notice


Game, regeneration, oral history, Brixton, memory


Lina Bo Bardi, Gio Ponti, Humanism, Design, Architecture, curating.

Ana Araujo (in the collaboration with Catalina Mejia Moreno)

Tour, mobilise, guide, participation, cues, poetics


Site specific performance, Critical spatial practice, Social housing, Class


Food, exchange, market, table, economy, programme

The Decorators + Atelier Chan Chan

Art project, community, participation, urban regeneration, critical practice, performative action

Apolonija Šušteršič

Art, Architecture, Critical Spatial Practices, Socially Engaged Art

Sarah Breen Lovett (with WeiZen Ho, Alan Schacher, Honi Ryan, Ben Denham, Monika Books & Clare Cooper)

Critical Bordering Practice, Surveillance, Displacement, Sound, Administration, Narrative


Art, Architecture, Critical Spatial Practices, Socially Engaged Art

Sarah Breen Lovett (with co-curators Claudia Perren, Lee Stickells & Yvette Hamilton)

Topographical practices, Mapping, Performativity, Place, Situated knowledge


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