Dr Tonia Carless

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  • Qualifications:BA Hons Dip Arch PhD SFHA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - Architecture
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 85826
  • Email:Tonia4.Carless@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Tonia Carless is an academic researching spatial politics and everyday life, the production of public space and utopia. She researches through design, drawing and visual practice. She completed a practice based PhD, through written, drawn and spatial thesis on architectural drawing and its relationship with the changing conditions of urban space. She has publications on architectural drawing, public space and visual research methods. She is a founder member of the collaborative research group and archive Just Painting. 

Current research publications include those on The Wholesale Moving of buildings in Northern Sweden as the most immediate form of spatial restructuring, simultaneously an everyday practice but also extraordinary of the region. The research is focused on building moving as a method of directly addressing uneven development in terms of the allocation of resources of architecture and built fabric. It offers a wider theory of the practice as a sustainable strategy to counter current mass housing approaches.

Area of expertise

Uneven development, spatial politics and the production of social space

Design research through architectural practice (Practice based PhD)

Interdisciplinary spatial practice 

Discursive drawing, painting and collage in architectural design

Transdiscipliary approaches to visual architectural research and design

Wholesale building and structural moving



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