Dr Krzysztof Nawratek
Senior Lecturer in Humanities and Design Architecture
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.
Year 1 (UG) Studio Leader
Year 1 (UG) Director
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.
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
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
- Nawratek KJ (2014) An urban partisan: Carl Schmitt's and Jacob Taubes’ guide for urban revolution. Journal of Architecture and Urbanism, 38(1), 3-10. View this article in WRRO