Krzysztof Nawratek

Dr Krzysztof Nawratek

Senior Lecturer in Humanities and Design Architecture

Room: 14.18
t: 0114 222 0327

Before joining SSoA I was an Associate Professor in Architecture and MArch and MA in Architecture programme leader at the Plymouth University. I have worked as an architect and urban designer in Poland, Latvia and Ireland. I worked as a Visiting Professor at the Geography Department at the University of Latvia and as a researcher at National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, Maynooth, Ireland. My main research interest lays in urban theory in the context of post-secular philosophy, I am interested in evolution of (post)socialist cities, crisis of the contemporary neoliberal city model and urban re-industrialisation.

Teaching Activities

Year 1 (UG) Studio Leader
ARC6742 Politics of Architecture and Urbanism (PGT) module leader

Administrative Roles

Year 1 (UG) Director

Research Interests

My main research interest lays in urban and architecture theory in the context of post-secular philosophy. I investigate crisis of the contemporary neoliberal city model and potential alternatives. I am interested in urban re-industrialisation and urban radical inclusivity.

PhD Students

Reem Sultan, Design Studios: Understanding Relations Between Built Environment, Learning and Behaviours, 1st supervisor

Amro Yaghi, Performativity as praxis: a performative spatial practice methodology to understand inclusion, exclusion and urban politics in public space, Amman-Jordan, Co-supervisor with Professor Doina Petrescu

Sheng Song, Liveability of Contemporary Chinese Urban Streets, Co-supervisor with Dr Florian Kossak

Faith C Ng'eno, Co-constructing the philosophy of sustainable design in Nairobi, Kenya. Co-supervisor with Dr Ranald Lawrence

Eleni Pashia, Solidarity as Praxis: Performative and Pedagogical Spatial Practice, Nicosia, Cyprus. 2nd supervisor

Cagri Sanliturk, Game of being state: act of encounter and fictitious movements in prescriptive village; Pyla, Cyprus, 2nd supervisor

PhD Supervision Interests

Post-capitalist city / crisis of neoliberal city model
Evolution of (post)socialist city
Post-secular city

Katowice Public Consultation students workshop on urban reindustrialisation Warsaw


A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of recent publications please click here.


  • Nawratek K (2012) Holes in the Whole Introduction to the Urban Revolutions. Washington: Zero Books. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Edited books

  • Nawratek KJ (Ed.) (2015) Radical Inclusivity. Architecture and Urbanism. Barcelona: dpr-Barcelona. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download