Dr Emma Cheatle
BA Hons, DipArch, PhD
T: 0114 222 0333
Trained as an architect, I have a background in design and architectural humanities teaching. My research critically explores works of architecture and art, and uses forms of critical-creative writing to draw out their cultural and social history. My PhD (Bartlett, UCL) received the 2014 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, and is published as Part-Architecture: The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris (Routledge, 2016). My current research, The Architecture of Lying-in: From the Dark and Airless Room to the Hospital for Women examines the role of architecture in the historic understanding of the maternal body and maternity practices.
Director PhD by Design
Critical-creative spatial theory and ficto-critical writing
PGR Supervision Interests
Critical-creative spatial theory and ficto-critical writing; Feminist and de-colonial theory, practice and pedagogy; Urban common land; Health and maternity architecture; Modernist art and architecture; Interdisciplinary topics between art architecture and literature
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Researcher on AHRC Major Award: Wastes and Strays: The Pasts Present and Future of Urban Common Land 2019–2022
- Cheatle E (2017) Part-Architecture The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris. Routledge.
- Cheatle E (2018) Fiction In Hvattum M & Hultzsch A (Ed.), The Printed and the Built Architecture, Print Culture and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century Bloomsbury Publishing
- Cheatle E (2017) Between Landscape and Confinement: Situating the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft In Frichot H, Gabrielsson C & Runting H (Ed.), Architecture and Feminisms Ecologies, Economies, Technologies Routledge
- Cheatle E (2016) Part-architecture: the manifest and the hidden in the Maison de Verre and the Large Glass (or towards an architectural unconscious) In Holms L & Hendrix JE (Ed.), Architecture and the Unconscious Routledge
- Cheatle E (2010) To Look at the Maison de Verre (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close To, for Almost an Hour, Again In de Sousa E & Wooller K (Ed.), Propositions Ideology in Transparency