//
PhD Supervision

My Research Projects page shows a wide range of PhD topics supervised in recent years. Note that we encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds (as well as architecture). I’m interested in supervising or co-supervising topics such as

  • The social and philosophical implications of new media, such as social media, mobile devices, ubiquitous communications.
  • Practical, technical explorations into mobile media.
  • The changing mass media milieu, citizen journalism, crowd sourcing, blogging, collaborative creativity.
  • Critiques and applications of artificial intelligence, logic programming, algorithmic methods.
  • Theories of design and creativity, applications of phenomenology, hermeneutics, deconstruction.
  • Changing concepts of place and space: non-place, branded places, hybrid and fractured spaces, new digital urbanisms.
  • Cultures of science fiction and fantasy, and how these impact on narratives of place and space.
  • The relationships between the senses, in particular sound and vision, including the use of the human voice, relationships between architecture and music, and the whole sensorium.
  • The problematic relationship between the “natural” and the digital.
  • Other topics explored in my books, research projects and blog posts. See relevant pages and posts on this site.

Recent PhD Students (and their topics)

  • Lui Li: Feng shui and urbanism (awarded)
  • Nicholas Rossis: theories of collaboration (awarded)
  • Salih Ofluoglu: product information (awarded)
  • Pedro Rebelo: space and sound (awarded)
  • Chris Pierce: Dutch settlers in Manhattan: (awarded)
  • Russell Mount: intentionality in architecture: started 2001, examined July 2005, (awarded)
  • Franziska Schroeder: embodiment, performance, phenomenology: started 2002 (awarded)
  • Hoon Park: digital and manual media: withdrawn
  • Maria Androulaki: digital media and prosumption: started April 2005 p/t (awarded 2013)
  • Bruce Currey: thresholds, homelessness, digital media: started 2000 – withdrawn
  • Siyun Chang: Aldo Rossi, ideology: started 1 July 2003 – transferred
  • Min-Feng Hsieh: music and architectural creativity: started September 2006
  • Anastasia Karandinou: immaterial architecture: started September 2006 (awarded 2011)
  • Dermott McMeel: The artistry of construction – an investigation into construction as a creative process and the influence of mobile phones within domestic scale construction projects: awarded 2009
  • Dorian Wiszniewski: Representation between politics and poetics: architecture and the story of community: awarded 2010
  • Leonidas Koutsoumpos: Inhabiting ethics — the educational praxis of the design studio, the music class and the dojo: awarded equal first prize in the RIBA research awards for best phd (2 December 2009): awarded 2009
  • David Fortin: Architecture and the spectacle of home in science-fiction film: awarded 2009
  • Yahya Islami: The architecture of surface: the significance of surficial thought and topological metaphors of design: awarded 2009
  • Aghlab Al-Attili: Elements affecting embodied interaction in virtual environments: familiarity, ethics, scale: awarded 2009
  • Hennie Reynders: Urbanism, accidents, policy: submitted 2010, awarded 2011
  • Janan Mustafa: Narrative in the early stages of the design process: started 2009 (awarded 2013)
  • Christos Kakalis: Mount Athos, silence and liminality (awarded June 2014)
  • Dimitra Ntzani: From theatre to labyrinth: In pursuit of critical engagement with archaeological heritage (awarded 2016)
  • Shi-Mei Lee: Body, icon, sign, new media (awarded 2015)

Current and recent PhD students co-supervised

  • Fabrizio Gesuelli: Architecture and protest
  • Dorothea Kalogianni: Electroencephalography and sonic empathy in digitally mediated environments
  • Graham Shawcross: p/t Counting, listing and enumerating
  • Diego Zamora Barroso: Craft and digital fabrication in remote communities
  • Richard James Hanrahan: Documentary and the politics of representation (co-supervision)
  • Stella Mygdali: Spaces of intimacy and risk: started 2014
  • Roxana Bakhshayesh: Parametric design: started 2014
  • Aikaterini Talianni: Soundscapes and music: started 2014
  • Asad Ullah Khan: Urbicide (started 2017)
  • Ezequiel Alberto Colmenero Acevedo: Urban conservation and social media (started 2016)
  • Georgios Berdos: Urbanism and the sharing economy [tentative] (p/t started 2017)

Some PhD theses are available for download at the Edinburgh Research Archive (no registration required).

Books by PhD students

  • Fortin, David T. 2011. Architecture and Science Fiction Film: Philip K Dick and the Spectacle of Home. London: Ashgate
  • Karandinou, Anastasia. 2013. No-matter: Theories and Practices of the Ephemeral in Architecture London: Ashgate
  • Karandinou, Anastasia, Christina Achtypi, and Stylianos Giamarelos (eds). 2008. Athens by Sound. Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture PDF

book cover book cover

Comments are closed.

University of Edinburgh logo

Richard on Facebook

Latest FB image
Or "like" my Facebook page for blog updates.

Try a one year research degree

AHRC/EPSRC/ESRC/MRC project

book cover
book cover

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 375 other followers


%d bloggers like this: