Under this banner there is a truly diverse range of research, covering a broad temporal frame and wide geographic range. We’re interested in all forms of architectural history, its western canon and its changing appreciation in a globalised world
We have published works related to building re-use and adaptation. We’ve won prizes for our work on the history of public parks. We have used our expertise to successfully protect buildings through the listing system. We’re working on AHRC funded projects to digitally document spaces that will be demolished for new development. We’ve established a group in receipt of Paul Mellon funds to look at post-war infrastructure and have been awarded monies to continue our project which seeks to preserve the Wittgenstein ‘hut’ in Norway. We have organised international symposia on the histories of architects’ homes. We have published and exhibited work that investigates alternate histories of modernism, and the circulation of modernist ideas around non-Western networks of influence and exchange. We have funded projects and fellowships working in, on and with architectural archives. We have published work on the histories of architectural Expositions, joined juries and helped curate international biennale. We continue to research the role, histories and operation of various architectural media, including magazines, architectural writing, drawings, television, and exhibitions.