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About the Atelier

Infrastructure Space Research maps the functionality, productivity and capacity of infrastructures to understand how these interact with the demands of society. Through representing the interaction of use, need, material and immaterial (digital and organisational) infrastructures, ISR identifies latent and potential opportunities for communities and the spatial forms needed to support them.

Potential Programme Content (2017-18)

We foreground design as an analytical process. We use data and spatial analysis to study the unique operation and performance of space and movement infrastructure. This facilitates the identification and design of new architectural possibilities that support contemporary connectivity.

Working with a wide range of stakeholders, on cross-cutting thematic analysis, outputs include high quality visual representation of research findings and design projects that demonstrate the complexity of interactions in contemporary urban space.

Field Work

We will undertake a study tour that directly engages with the research themes of the atelier and connects with collaborative stakeholders in the analysis and design process. Partner organisations and practices.

ISR works on live research projects with external organisations including the Satellite Applications Catapult, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Economic Development Agencies, the European Space Agency and the NHS to help extend our understanding of urban space.

Previous projects in the Scottish Highland and Cornwall were financially supported by Satellite Catapult and by experts from Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Cornwall LEP, respectively. Research findings have been presented at public confreences in both Inverness and Newquay. In March 2017, research findings from our study on Cornwall were published in “Data Mapping Cornwall”.



Atelier Staff

Prof Tom Jefferies
Head of School

Dr Laura Coucill
Senior Lecturer

Dr Luca Csepely-Knorr
Senior Lecturer

Richard Morton

Kevin Logan

Stuart Wheeler


Data Mapping Cornwall