University of Westminster

Susannah Hagan

  • Principal Investigator
  • Professor of Architecture
  • Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • University of Westminster
  • Director of PS – public space research

Dann Jessen

  • Research Associate
  • Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • University of Westminster
  • Architect and Director of EAST

Dr. Neal Shasore

  • Research Associate
  • Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • University of Westminster

Jane Hall

  • PhD Candidate
  • Founding member of Assemble, and Project Assistant on Public Spaces and the Role of the Architect.

Partners: Public Spaces and the Role of the Architect

University of São Paulo Team

José Eduardo de Assis Lefèvre

  • José Eduardo de Assis Lefèvre, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture, University of São Paulo (FAU-USP)

Monica Junqueira de Camargo

  • Professor of Architectural History, Faculty of Architecture, University of São Paulo

UK Steering Committee

Thomas Deckker

  • Architect and Visiting Researcher, Brazil Institute, King’s College London

Andrew Higgott

  • Architectural historian

Kester Rattenbury

  • Reader in Architecture, University of Westminster

Fran Tonkiss

  • Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Institutional Partners UK

British Council

  • Joao Guarantani, Architecture Design Fashion (ADF) department, British Council
  • Description: The British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion (ADF) department creates links between designers and cultural institutions around the world, through a diverse range of projects across the three disciplines. They form part of the British Council Arts Group, which works across 109 countries to build trust and opportunity for the UK through the exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas worldwide.

Design Council

  • David Waterhouse, Head of Programme Development for Cabe, Design Council
  • Great design can change lives, communities and organisations for the better. It can create better places to live, and bring communities together. It can encourage healthier living. It can transform business and public services. Our mission is to champion this standard of design. As the UK Government’s advisor on design, we set the benchmark for promoting design nationwide. Our research and campaigns aim to show just how much intelligent, creative design can achieve.

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

  • David Gloster, Director of Education, RIBA
  • The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members – in the UK and overseas – at the peak of their profession. With government, we work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

  • Marion Frederikson, Head of International Development Network (IDN)
  • The Royal Town Planning Institute is the UK’s leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 23,000 members.

Twentieth Century Society

  • Catherine Croft, Director
  • The Twentieth Century Society exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards. The Society’s prime objectives are conservation, to protect the buildings and design that characterise the Twentieth Century in Britain, and education, to extend our knowledge and appreciation of them, whether iconic buildings like the Royal Festival Hall or everyday artifacts like the red telephone box)