Dr Julia Udall 


Julia is a director of social enterprise architecture practice, Studio Polpo and a Senior Lecturer inArchitecture at Sheffield Hallam University. Her 2016/17 teaching at SHU_Architecture includes the studio Design as Distributed Agency. Over the past 8 years she has taught Masters in Urban Design, Masters in Architectural Design, M.Arch Architecture and Landscape at The University of Sheffield, including post-graduate design studios ‘Future Works’ and ‘Design it Together’.

Julia has recently completed work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the Arts and Humanities Research Council ‘Connected Communities’ project, ‘Stories of Change’, which investigates energy and industry, past, present and future, working across a number of factory sites in the Don and Derwent Valleys.  Her research interests include ecological, social and spatial justice; architectural and urban activism; commoning; making, industry and craftsmanship; and diverse economies. This autumn she will take part in Eco Nomadic School, investigating community economies, in Northern Italy with Brave New Alps.



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