Krzysztof Nawratek

Dr Krzysztof Nawratek

Senior Lecturer in Humanities and Design Architecture

Room: 14.18
t: 0114 222 0327
e: k.nawratek@sheffield.ac.uk


Before joining SSoA I was an Associate Professor in Architecture and MArch (RIBA Part 2) 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 the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), Maynooth, Ireland. My main research interest lays in urban theory in the context of post-secular philosophy, I am interested in the crisis of the contemporary neoliberal city model, radical inclusivity and urban re-industrialisation.

Teaching Activities

ARC6853 Design Theory and Methodology module leader

ARC6986 Studio Leader

ARC6742 Politics of Architecture and Urbanism (PGT) module leader

Administrative Roles

MA in Architecture Design Programme Director
Space, Cultures and Politics Research Group Co-leader

Research Interests

My research interest lies in spatialized post-secular thought. In my work, I investigate non-dialectic relationships between post-secularism and space. This investigation has two intertwined threads. The first is more theoretical (in a tradition of hermeneutic inquiry) investigation of radical contextualization, radical inclusivity and in general how The Absolute Other’s (‘das ganz Andere’ defined by Rudolf Otto) influences are actualized in space. The second is more empirical; it focuses on religious imaginations and religion-related behaviours in space. This more empirical perspective is then contextualised as a framework in order to decolonize Western (post)Christian urban and architectural discourses.

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

Religion and space / architecture

Postsecularity in architecture and urbanism

Katowice Public Consultation students workshop on urban reindustrialisation Warsaw

Publications

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

Books

  • 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