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 (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.
ARC6853 Design Theory and Methodology module leader
ARC6986 Studio Leader
ARC6742 Politics of Architecture and Urbanism (PGT) module leader
MA in Architecture Design Programme Director
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.
Amro Yaghi, Performativity as praxis: a performative spatial practice methodology to understand inclusion, exclusion and urban politics in public space, Amman-Jordan, Co-supervisor prof. Doina Petrescu
Sheng Song, Liveability of Contemporary Chinese Urban Streets, Co-supervisor Dr Florian Kossak
Faith C Ng'eno, Co-constructing the philosophy of sustainable design in Nairobi, Kenya. Co-supervisor Dr Ranald Lawrence
Du Xingyue, Long Term Historical Urban Analyses of Xi'an, China. Co-supervisor Dr Claudia Rojas Bernal
Farouq Tahar, The Muslim community participation in architecture and its role in promoting social symbiosis amongst wider community, Co-supervisor Dr Joanne Britton
Niveen K Daoud, CAAD tools and socially engaged architecture.1965 - 2018. Co-supervisor Dr Luis Hernan (from February 2019)
PhD Supervision Interests
Religion and space / architecture
Postsecularity in architecture and urbanism
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of recent publications please click here.
- Nawratek KJ (2018) Total Urban Mobilisation. Ernst Jünger and Post-capitalist City. Palgrave.
- Nawratek K (2012) Holes in the Whole Introduction to the Urban Revolutions. Washington: Zero Books. View this article in WRRO
- Nawratek K (2011) City as a Political Idea. Citizenship, Sovereignty and Politics. University of Plymouth Press.
- 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
- Nawratek KJ (2018) Architecture of radicalized postsecularism In Beaumont J (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity (pp. 315-324). Routledge
- Nawratek KJ (Ed.) (2015) Radical Inclusivity. Architecture and Urbanism. Barcelona: dpr-Barcelona. View this article in WRRO