Sarah Renshaw is a part-time Senior Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture where she combines her research interests with her role as an Architect-Director at Loop Systems Co-operative, an award-winning, Manchester-based practice, who deliver value-led projects.

A Manchester School of Architecture graduate, Sarah has been teaching at the MSA for over 10 years now and currently co-leads the BA3 with Helen Aston, whilst also leading a third year atelier with Kate Stott.

Sarah is also a member of PRAXXIS, a feminist architectural research collective with Helen Aston, Emily Crompton, and Kat Timmins. PRAXXIS has three key aims... Inspire: be a woman centred and woman led organisation with an open, honest, supportive and transparent working practice . Challenge: be a learning organisation encouraging creativity and the sharing of knowledges through engagement, participation and partnership to promote inclusive design. Impact: influence the built environment professions using our voices to value diversity and champion equality. This has led to the launch of PRAXXIS, a feminist atelier, running vertically in both BA3 and the M.Arch. PRAXXIS is an explicitly feminist teaching atelier aiming to stimulate a positive intersectional feminist debate within the school.

Research

Artefacts

Aston, H., Renshaw, S., 2019. 'Stretford Builds... a series of gossip pavilions at Stretford Grammar School', Stretford Grammar School.

Aston, H., Renshaw, S., Crompton, E., 2018. 'A Great Knowledge Give Away: 100 feminist architectural texts for International Women's Day 2018', Manchester School of Architecture.

Performances

Aston, H., Crompton, E., Renshaw, S., 2017. 'A Great Knowledge Give Away: 100 feminist architectural texts', Manchester School of Architecture, 8/3/2018.

Journal Articles

Aston, H., Crompton, E., Renshaw, S., Timmins, K., 2020. 'Praxxis', Journal of Architectural Education, 74 (2), pp. 280-287.

Presentations

Aston, H., Renshaw, S., 2021. 'All these things Praxxis // a conversation', SHEBUILD #2 series of online talks with Urbanistas NorthWest.