Mr David Littlefield

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  • Qualifications:MA Interior and Spatial Design (University of the Arts London), BA hons Interior and Spatial Design (Chelsea College of Art and Design), BA hons English and American Studies (University of Birmingham), Foundation certificate in Art and Design (Central St Martins School of Art and Design).
  • Position:Senior Lecturer : Architecture
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 83222

About me

I have an academic background in both design and literature, and have written, co-written, edited or made significant contributions to more than 10 books on architecture. Key works include: Architectural Design, London (re)generation (2012 Wiley); Architectural Voices, Listening to Old Buildings (2007 Wiley); Liverpool One, Remaking a City Centre (2008 Wiley); and Space Craft, Developments in Architectural Computing (2008 RIBA Enterprises). I curated the exhibition Unseen Hands, 100 Years of Structural Engineering, V&A, 2008. I was an artist in residence at the Roman baths, Bath 2009-11, and my work from this project was shown at the Royal West of England Academy in 2013. I am a co-founder of Estranged Space, and a member of Perception Network, the Architectural Humanities Research Association, Interior Educators and Mapping Spectral Traces. I was the external examiner for the programme BA Interior Architecture and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University 2010-14, and lead UWE's own programme in Interior Architecture. I have lectured widely on the subjects of place and heritage, throughout the UK and internationally. I co-oranised the international conference "Transgression" on behalf of the AHRA which ran at the M-Shed and Arnolfini in Bristol, 2013; and have co-edited two post-conference publications, published November 2014 by Routledge and Bloomsbury​. My research is presently focused on a project at Bath Abbey; I presented my work at the conference "Body + Space" at Middlesex University in September 2014. I sit on the editorial board of the journal Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture (pubished by Bloomsbury). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Area of expertise

Design process; design narrative; heritage and authenticity; notions of place; regeneration; art and art practice.


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