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Artemis Alexiou

Design History And Gender Politics: Paratexts in the General Feminist Weekly Periodical Press (England c. 1888-1899)

The project follows a transdisciplinary methodology, and uses an interdisciplinary mix of theories to reveal whether the editorial design of three feminist periodicals was in any way influenced by late Victorian gender conventions. In general terms, the thesis argues that design objects need to be studied in accordance to the specific social, cultural, economic, political, technological, and aesthetic conditions at the time of production, whilst paying equal attention to producers as well as readers/users/consumers.

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Keith W Roberts

Exploring Photographic Archival Intervention Within the Edward Chambre-Hardman Portraiture Collection 1923-1966

Edward Chambré-Hardman was a Liverpool based commercial portrait photographer, practicing between 1923 to 1966. He left behind a vast collection of photographic work including portraiture, landscape and cityscape works which are now stored within the Central Liverpool Library.

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Kaija-Luisa Kurik

Temporary City. Critical Approach to Temporary Urbanism in Post-Socialist and Post-Industrial Contexts

The aim of the PhD in Urban Studies and Architecture is to critically approach the concept of temporary urbanism and look if there lies an opportunity for triggering urban change on indeterminate landscapes that have emerged as a result of economic decline, reconfiguration of industry or change of regime.

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Victoria Jolley

Central Lancashire New Town 1965-1986

From 1965 Lancashire, in the North West of England, became the focus of a major renewal scheme: the creation of a new ‘super-city’. The last and largest New Town designated under the 1965 Act, the proposed city, called Central Lancashire New Town (CLNT), differed from other New Towns.

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Yatie Aziz

Landscapes of Identity: Visual Mapping System – Place Identity – Ethnically Diverse City

This research argues that deterministic decisions to fundamentally evolve the planning and design process to accommodate the diversity and temporality of urban occupation based solely on conventional inventory and analysis are severely lacking in representing social and emotional aspects of place and geography (Toms 2010).

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Derek Trillo

The Flow of Life: Photographing architecture as populated spaces

My research concerns the representation of the built environment. In conventional architectural photography the form of buildings is shown without reference to the function of the spaces within and between them; which was the primary purpose for their construction.

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Lewis Sykes

The Augmented Tonoscope: Towards a deeper understanding of the interplay between sound and image in Visual Music

Sound can induce visible pattern. When physical matter is vibrated with sound it adopts geometric formations – the stationary wave patterns of Cymatics (from the Greek: κῦμα “wave”). Dr Hans Jenny coined this term for his seminal studies into these phenomena in the 60s and 70s, using a device of his own design – the ʻtonoscopeʼ.

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Hannah Elizabeth Allan

How might artistic practice function as trace within the archive?

My study is one concerned with the elements which make up the archival records of a performative, temporal practice. Using the theory of trace, as defined by Paul Ricoeur, I explore the shifting and fleeting nature of the artefacts produced through my work.

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Charalampos Politakis

The Human Body as a Building Architectural Colossi and their Metaphors

The research will be based on the relation of human body and architectural structures; especially how the human body has been the inspiration for the exterior shape of several architectural human colossi and how it was used as a building itself.

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