Cover of ‘Come and Collaborate’ with me book
Setting up a new community edible garden
Group photo of Studio 8 Housing + participants (2009)
poster of WAVE, IUAV (Venice) where agency run the 3 week workshop ‘Taking Part’
Cover of Portland Works Alternative Business Plan
Cover of book Estate
Speech at Re-Coefficient Dinner by Grizedale Arts, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (2010)
16 Hallamgate, Community Edible Garden
Case Studies of Community Developed/Managed/Procured Facilities
Official visit to HIT, Harbin, China
Endorsement for Portland Works Project
Walkley Micro-allotment Project
RIBA debate The Future for Architects, Manchester
16 Hallamgate Community Edible Garden / Micro-Allotments Network
Handling tiger cub, near Harbin, China
First Crop from 16 Hallamgate Community Edible Garden
reimagining Portland Works book cover
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PhD, Laurea (BA+MArch), MSc, CiLT
My work is underpinned by a strong commitment to rebalancing the normative culture of the architectural profession and education through challenging and questioning established norms. Critical Management and Social Innovation as a model for diversifying practice is a central feature of my current activities, through knowledge transfer, professional practice, teaching & research. My approach is intrinsically collaborative, trans-disciplinary and co-operative.
Member of the University of Sheffield Careers Advisory Board (appointed by Senate).
Director of Internationalisation - I work with colleagues to develop inclusive curricula and teaching events that draw attention to issues of diversity. I am the academic point of contact for all international students and act as champion for international students across the School.
Erasmus and Study Abroad Departmental Coordinator
Departmental English Language Support Coordinator
Member of the Departmental Ethics Committee
Postgraduate Admissions Selector
I am regularly involved in designing, preparing, co-ordinating and delivering modules to a range of students on different UG and PGT courses, exploring a range of approaches to L&T.
I currently teach in the MArch (Live Project) and in the MA in Urban Design and MA in Planning and Urban Design (Urban Design Studio and Reflections on Urban Design Practice). I also supervise doctoral students and UG/PG dissertation students.
I have developed, between 2005 and 2011, an innovative curriculum in architectural management and practice, which includes Social Innovation and Community Led forms of procurement. These curriculum developments, recognised with a Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in 2009, are still unique in the UK context.
My approach to research is intrinsically collaborative, trans-disciplinary and co-operative. As a result my research focuses on several strands evolved through collaborations with colleagues across disciplines from several universities and with communities and groups within and around my projects.
A major area of interest that underpins all my work is Critical Management and Social Innovation as a model for diversifying practice. From setting up the Social Enterprise Research Exchange (SERX) within the University of Sheffield (now evolved into the Social Innovation Programme in USE (University of Sheffield Enterprise), to setting up my own architectural practice as a social enterprise (Studio Polpo), to pushing the social enterprise agenda within MArch management teaching.
A further strand of my research focuses on Emergent systems and Complexity in relation to society and design. The EPSRC funded Emerging Sustainability project, in particular, looks at sustainability as an emergent property of complex systems in the context of self-organised community initiatives and processes.
Another strand of research, stemming from my doctoral thesis, focuses on epistemological aspects of design processes and practices. I am interested, in particular, in knowledge creation and sharing, learning and innovation within design organizations and construction projects.
I am also interested in community led housing development models and shared models of living and `alternative´ and creative forms of management and procurement.
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I have been invited to speak on a number of occasions by academic and professional institutions for research, specialist and lay audiences in relation to my research, teaching and professional practice. Invitations from international academic and cultural institutions include the Kunst Halle, Graatz, the Universities of Florence and Venice (IUAV), the KTH in Stockholm and the Harbin Institute of Technology in China. Recent invitations include:
Books - in Print
Alastair Parvin et al., 2011. A Right To Build: The next mass-housebuilding industry, London, UK: 00:/.
Cerulli, C., Schneider, T. & Towle, A. eds., 2011. Come and Collaborate with Me, Sheffield: PAR.
Cerulli, C. & Udall, J., 2011. Re-imagining Portland Works, Antenna Press.
Books – in Press
Cerulli, C., 2012. Action and Reaction: Rethinking Management and Practice Teaching for Architecture Students, Sheffield: Antenna Press.
Cerulli, C. & Udall, J. eds., 2012. Taking Control: Case Studies of Collectively Conceived and Produced Community Facilities, Sheffield: Antenna Press.5.6.1
Book Chapters – in Print
Cerulli, Cristina, 2010. What now? Reflections on what public housing has been and could become. In A. L. Zimmerman & Johansson, eds. Estate. London: Myrtle Press.
Cristina Cerulli, 2010. Mutually, Commonly. In Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, & Nishat Awan, eds. TRANS LOCAL ACT Cultural Practices Within and Across. aaa/peprav, pp. 287-298.
Cristina Cerulli et al., 2010. Agencies of Live Projects by Agency. In Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, & Nishat Awan, eds. TRANS LOCAL ACT Cultural Practices Within and Across. aaa/peprav, pp. 287-298.
Cerulli, C. & Holder, A., 2009. Acting from the bottom up: Stories of designers and communities. In Fiona Hackney, Jonathan Glynne, & Viv Minton, eds. Networks of Design. Universal-Publishers, pp. 29-34. Cerulli, C., 2006. Sieving Pebbles and Growing Profiles: Capitalising on Knowledge Embodied in Design Practice. In Innovations in Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 277-291.
Cerulli, C. & Matsumoto, I., 2003. Knowledge capture and knowledge management. In Teamwork2002: Solutions for collaborative working in construction and FM. London: Virtual First Ltd.
Book Chapters - In Press
Cristina Cerulli, 2012. Becoming Empowered to Act: How Architecture students are changing their praxes. In Arjen Wals & Peter Blaze Corcoran, eds. Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Cristina Cerulli & Anna Holder, 2012. Propagation of Praxes of Social Innovation in the Creative and Cultural Industries: Knowledge Sharing through Event-based and Spatial Networks. In Giep Hagoort, A. Thomassen, & R. Kooyman, eds. The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative industries. Publishing House Eburon (in cooperation with the University of Chicago Press).
Cristina Cerulli, 2011. Researching Cohousing: What research is useful for understanding’s CoH’s place in the UK? In Martin Field, ed. CoHousing : a Diggers & Dreamers Review, 2011. Diggers & Dreamers.
Refereed Journals – in Print
Cerulli, C. & Kossak, F., 2009. Agency and the Praxis of Activism (Editorial) C. Cerulli & F. Kossak, eds. field: Agency and the Praxis of Activism, 3, 1-4.
Kanes Weisman, L., Cerulli, C. & Kossak, F., 2009. Educator, Activist, Politician C. Cerulli & F. Kossak, eds. field: Agency and the Praxis of Activism, 3, 7-20.
Cerulli, C. & Holder, A., 2008. Stereotypes and prototypes of the design entrepreneur: Rebranding, and banding together. Re-Public, (special issue)..
Cerulli, C., 2007. A Journey Towards a Participatory Approach in Knowledge Management and Intra-Project Learning in Construction Design Practices. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management.
Cerulli, C., 2007. Developing Low Cost Knowledge Management Strategies for Architectural and Engineering Practices. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 7, 17-26.
Cerulli, C., 2006. Towards a Framework for Knowledge Management and Learning across Projects in Construction Design Processes: The ADS and K-Man Prototypes. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 5(3), 29-37.
Cerulli, C., 2006. A Journey towards a Participatory Approach in Knowledge Management and Intra-Project Learning in Construction Design Practices. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management.
Cooper, G. et al., 2005. Tracking Decision-Making During Architectural Design. , 10(Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCON)), 125-139.
Refereed Journals – in Press
Cristina Cerulli & Anna Holder, 2011. An Inquiry into Initiating Architecture. , 65(1).
Cristina Cerulli & Martin Field, 2011. Finding a blueprint for a green future in mutual housing models. International Journal of Green Economics (IJGE), 6 2011.
Cristina Cerulli & Sarah Bell, 2011. The Emergence of Community Gardens. Emergence: Complexity & Organization An International Transdisciplinary Journal of Complex Social Systems, (Special Issue: Emerging Sustainability).
Cristina Cerulli et al. eds., 2011. Emerging Sustainability, Editorial. Emergence: Complexity & Organization An International Transdisciplinary Journal of Complex Social Systems, (Special Issue: Emerging Sustainability).Cerulli, C., 2012. Architects of a Deeper Green: beyond Environmental Sustainability in Architecture. International Journal of Green Economics (IJGE), 5(1), 61-66.
Cerulli, C., 2012. Breeding Graduates of a Deeper Green: Rethinking Professional Skills. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.
Cerulli, C. & Care, L., 2012. Learning sensitive healthcare facility design through live projects. The International Journal of Design Principles and Practices.
Cerulli, C., 2012. Modes, Models, Strategies and Tactics for the anaging Proactive Architectural Praxis. The International Journal of the Constructed Environment.
Refereed Conference Papers – in Print/Press
Cristina Cerulli & Julia Udall, 2011. Collective Production and Action: the Re-imagining Portland Works Project. In ISBE 2011 Conference - 34th ISBE Conference Sustainable Futures: Enterprising Landscapes and Communities. Sheffield, UK. Alastair Parvin et al., 2010. User-Developed Housing: a 21st century Evolution in how we make houses. In Housing in an Era of Change. HOUSING STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, SPRING 2010. York: Housing Studies Association.
Cerulli, C., 2010. Architects of a Deeper Green: beyond Environmental Sustainability in Architecture. In Green Economics and Green Jobs. 5th Annual Green Economics Conference The Age of Global Transformation The Age of Green Economics. Mansfield College, Oxford: Green Economics Institute.
Cerulli, C., 2010. Housing with Joie de Vivre: Mutual Production Models for Sustainable Futures. In Green Economics and Green Jobs. 5th Annual Green Economics Conference The Age of Global Transformation The Age of Green Economics. Mansfield College, Oxford: Green Economics Institute.
Cerulli, C., 2010. LEARNING TO WORK IN NETWORKS: Episodes of Social Entrepreneurship in Architecture. In 2ndINTERNATIONAL SOCIAL INNOVATION RESEARCH CONFERENCEPARTNERSHIPS, HYBIRDS AND NETWORKS. Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Cerulli, C., 2010. Transformative Knowledge Production: the case of Re-imagining Portland Works KT Project. In 2ndINTERNATIONAL SOCIAL INNOVATION RESEARCH CONFERENCEPARTNERSHIPS, HYBIRDS AND NETWORKS. Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Cerulli, C. & Holder, A., 2008. Acting from the bottom up: Stories of designers and communities. In Networks of Design. Falmouth, UK: Brownwalker Press.
Ridgway, K. et al., 2008. Designing the Factory of the Future. In 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics jointly with 12th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing (HAAMAHA). Las Vegas, USA.
Cerulli, C., 2006. Accessible and Affordable Knowledge Management for Construction Design Practices. In GBEN 2006: Global built environment: towards an integrated approach for sustainability. Preston, UK.
Cerulli, C., 2006. Exclusion, Privacy and Giggles: in Search for Mothering Spaces in the City. In Sensi/able Spaces: Space, Art and the Environment. Reykjavík, Iceland: University of Iceland.
Cerulli, C., 2006. Negotiating [Urban] Spaces/ Emotionally Mapping Free Running. In Sensi/able Spaces: Space, Art and the Environment. Reykjavík, Iceland: University of Iceland.
Cerulli, C., 2006. Sieving Pebbles and Growing Profiles: Capitalising On Knowledge Embodied In Design Practice. In 8th International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning -. Heeze, The Netherlands: Springer.
Cerulli, C., 2006. Supporting the decision making process for eco residential refurbishment: a consumer perspective. In GBEN 2006: Global built environment: towards an integrated approach for sustainability. Preston, UK.
Cerulli, C., 2005. Towards a Framework for Knowledge Management and Learning across Projects in Construction Design Processes: The ADS and K-Man Prototypes. In The Fifth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations. Rhodes, GR: Common Ground.
Cerulli, C., 2002. Tools for Design Decision Support: the ADS Prototype and its Successors. In DSIage2002 Decision Making & Decision Support in the Internet Age, Doctoral Research Consortium. Cork, Ireland, pp. 64-73.
Cerulli, C., Peng, C. & Lawson, B., 2002. Design Rationale and Information Management in the Construction Domain: the outcome of the ADS Project and suggestions for future research. In Design Research Society - Common Ground Conference. London.
Cerulli, C., Peng, C. & Lawson, B., 2002. Design Rationale and Project Information Sharing in the Construction Domain: the Outcome of the ADS Project and Suggestions for Future Research. In eSM@RT 2002 - European Conference on Information and Communication Technology Advances and Innovation in the Knowledge Society. Slaford: University of Salford, pp. 281-288.
Cerulli, C., Peng, C. & Lawson, B., 2001. Capturing Histories of Design Processes for Collaborative Building Design Development: Field Trial of the ADS Prototype. In CAAD Futures. Eindhoven, The Netherlands: Eindhoven University of Technology,
Cooper, G. et al., 2001. CAD-Based Trials of an API for Decision Support. In Construction Information Technology CIB W78. Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Cooper, G. et al., 2000. A CAD-Based Decision Support System for the Design Stage of a Construction Project. In 5th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Nijkerk.
Peng, C. et al., 2000. Recording and Managing Design Decision-Making Processes through an Object-Oriented Framework. In 5th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Nijkerk.
Cerulli, C., 1999. Exploiting the potential of 3D navigable virtual exhibition spaces. In Archives and museum informatics: Museums and the Web 1999. New Orleans. Available at: http://www.archimuse.com/mw99/papers/cerulli/cerulli.html.
Non-Refereed Abstracts, Reports & other Publications – in Print
Cerulli, C. & Udall, J., 2011. Alternative Futures for Portland Works, Antenna Press. Box Set containing Re-Imagining Portland Works book, business plan, business audit, diagrams, community share issue offer and films).
Julia Udall & Cristina Cerulli, 2010. Re-Imagining Portland Works:
Matt Risby, 2010. Re-imagining Portland Works, Sheffield, UK: Quick Sand Studios. (film).
Alastair Parvin et al., 2010. USER PROVIDED HOUSING: A 21st Century Industrial Revolution in Housing, Architecture 00:/ and University of Sheffield.
C Ryan et al., 2006. New ASPECT on Genitourinary Medicine Clinic Design.
Cerulli, C., 2006. DESIGNING (VIRTUAL) PLACES: bringing architectural design principles into virtual reality research.
Cerulli, C., 2004. Supporting the Knowledge Management of Design Decision Making In Architecture. PhD Thesis. University of Sheffield, School of Architecture.
Cerulli, C., 1998. Prototipo di Ambiente Espostivo Virtuale. Tesi di Laurea (MArch thesis). Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di processi e Metodi Della Produzione Edilizia, Facolta' di Architettura.