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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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Film Here Now: Daily Filmmaking and the Path to Well-being, Raul Alvarez

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Knowledge Construction and Multiple Realities: Global Health Collaborations, Development Practices, And Face Masks in The Context of Covid-19, Linan Zhang

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Life Still: A Sequence of Paintings Reimagining Dutch Golden Age Still Life, CHRISTOPHER COOK

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Transmission+Interference: A New Materialist and Machine-Oriented Approach to Collectively Make-With Noise, David Strang

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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A FRAMEWORK FOR SYNCRETIC PLURIVERSAL NARRATIVE: SOMAESTHETICS AND CONSCIOUSNESS IN THAI DESIGN EDUCATION, Tommaso Maggio

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An accumulation of care: affect in the role of the contemporary curator, Sara-Jayne Parsons

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A Practice-Led Inquiry into Collaboration with Landscape within the Expanded Field of Photography, Laurie Reynolds

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Building Immersive Environments Towards Non-Human Models of Organizing Against Global Crisis, Luis Andre Varela Reis

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Casting a Line to the Land: Narratologies of Embodied Rituals and Connectivity to Place, Zoë Latham

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Echoes of Time: an exploration of photography, land, and memories, Mary Pearson

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Hauntological Videogame Form: Nostalgia and a "High Technology" Medium, James Sweeting

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Humanity Undone, A practice led enquiry into self-injury, Karen Abadie

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Islamic Tradition and Innovation in a Contemporary Kuwaiti Woman’s Painting Practice, Shaikha Almehana

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OCTOPUS OPTICS: A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN VISUAL BIAS IN NARRATIVE WITH CORRESPONDING WRITING EXPERIMENTS USING ANIMAL FOCALISATION, Stephanie Jane Cussans Moran

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Performance Writing, Objects and Millennial Precarity: A co-authored PaR exploration between friends, Chris Green

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Performance Writing, Objects and Millennial Precarity: A co-authored PaR exploration between friends, Katheryn Owens

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Reframing museum epistemology for the information age: a discursive design approach to revealing complexity, Coral Manton

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Shanshuihua: ‘Mountain-water-painting’ for an ecological age, Lei Liu

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SPATIAL ROBUSTNESS: DOUBLE-DESIGN AND THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF SPACE, AN EXPLORATION OF DESIGNING FOR MULTIPLE USES, Michael Cassidy

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The Agency of Error in Post-digital Print, Laura Rosser

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THE BAROQUE PHOTOGRAPH: PALERMO, STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE FOLD., Martin Cole

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The Postnatural Animal in Contemporary Art, Paul Finnegan

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Tutti Frutti: A Body of Paintings Informed by a Study of Symbols and Appropriation Techniques in Contemporary Romanian Painting, Petre Bogdan Sassu

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Walking away from VR as ‘empathy-machine’: peripatetic animations with 360-photogrammetry, Katerina Athanasopoulou

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Media Archaeology of Technologies of Enchantment, Jane Hutchinson

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An Earthly Response to Movement. Moving Images Diffracted Through New Materialism, Emilio Chapela Pérez

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An interdisciplinary study of an aesthetic particularism: the ‘Split representation in the Art of Asia and America’, Benjamin Pothier

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Architectural design for Dementia: Exploring alternate contemporary cultures of residential care design, Ricky Burke

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BECOMEBECOME - A TRANSDISCIPLINARY METHODOLOGY BASED ON INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBSERVER, Andrea T. R. Traldi

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Re-imagining the Vernacular: Dwelling at the Thames Edge, Sally Sutton

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The Disquieting Image, Retracing the filmmaking of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, Luisa Greenfield

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A Relational Ecology of Photographic Practices: Towards a Non-anthropocentric Approach to Photography, Jacqueline Knight

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Deciphering the Silence: A Literary Journey to Alice E. Kober, Regina Dürig

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EXPLORING AND UNDERSTANDING PATTERNS OF EMOTIONS IN THE OVERALL SOUND ENERGY OF THE HUMAN VOICE IN A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT WITH AND THROUGH AN INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION AND VR IMMERSIVE VIDEOS, Paola Lopreiato

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Guanxi 2.0: social capital within a cultural context revealed by the use of social media by Chinese international students, Xu Zhang

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How progressive was the representation of physical disability within mainstream film in the 1990s, given the increased awareness about disability during the decade?, Connor David Ruse

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Ideas Exchange: Design and the post bio-tech-body, Agatha Haines

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Intuitive Interventions: Constructing Documentary Cinematic Narratives, Heidi Morstang

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Light Dance: Beyond the Dichotomy of Light and Vision, Seth Riskin

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Place and identity in Italian photography through a study of the town of Lugo, Luca Nostri

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Prosthetic Realities, Prosthetic Futures: Challenging the status quo of external breast prosthesis design, Rosie Brave

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Sense and Sensing: A critical enquiry into relations between hearing-impaired children, vision and photography, Kevin Robinson

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Social Sculpture: A Plastic Process of Mutual Transformation, Veronica marina Fazzio Welf

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SYNCRETIC PRACTICES BETWEEN ART AND ARCHITECTURE: TOWARDS A CRITICAL EPISTEMIC PRACTICE FOR SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT., Alejandro Quinteros

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The liminal event and its symbols: on the intersection of human and technology, Blanka Deroko

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Apophenoesis & the Origins of Creativity: Virtual Pattern Recognition, Error, Paths to Consciousness & Augmenting the Evolution of Self, Max B. Kazemzadeh

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Being Vulnerable: Distances of the Sublime Anthropocene, Laura Hopes

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Collage in the Posthuman Era: Gender and Becoming, Margaret Hart

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Creative Caprice: Intrinsic Interest; States of Consciousness; Emotion & Practice-led Phenomenological Inquiry, Steven A. Evans

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Designing Playful Systems, Michael Straeubig

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INTERROGATING SELF-REPRESENTATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF VISUAL ARTS AND NEUROSCIENCE, Nicole Ottiger

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Maker, Wearer, Viewer, Object: the reflexive destabilisation of brooches in a contemporary jewellery making practice, Allison Geremia

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Syncretic Narrative: Method for Navigation of Power and Resistance in War and Conflict, Diane Derr

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Thermal Efficiency of Courtyards for Residential Buildings in Iraq, Omar Al-Hafith

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Vibrating Existence: Early Cinema and Cognitive Creativity, Guy Edmonds

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Arhitectura 1950-1989. Interstitial Spaces of Communist Romanian Architecture, Ioana Popovici

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Artistic Modulation of Consciousness by Bioelectromagnetic Stimulation, Luis Miguel Almeida Ferreira Girao

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Challenging Robot Morality: An Ethical Debate on Humanoid Companions, Dataveillance, and Algorithms, Eugenia Stamboliev

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Landscape of Legislation: A Photographic Investigation of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, David Anthony Wyatt

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Le Passage - Towards the Concept of a New Knowledge Instrument, Isabella Marzena Beyer

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Mindfulness and Embodiment in the Design of a Synthetic Experience, Julieta Aguilera

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Peter Fuller, Modern Painters and the Sensation exhibition, James Alexander Brown

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PROTOTYPING RELATIONAL THINGS THAT TALK: A DISCURSIVE DESIGN STRATEGY FOR CONVERSATIONAL AI SYSTEMS, Birgitte Aga

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Space-Time Experience in the Meta-Environment: A Cybersemiotic Analysis, Claudia Ferreira Jacques de Moraes Cardoso

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Sustainable Digital Neighbourhoods: A Case Study of People, Place and Technology under the Rural Village Condition, Pamela Varley

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THE IMPACT OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT ON THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF SOCIAL HOUSING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, JOÃO PAULO ULRICH DE ALENCASTRO

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THEORISING THE EMBODIMENT OF MATERIALITY AND EXPERIENCE IN MAN-MADE OBJECTS FROM A DESIGN PERSPECTIVE, Hana Hapiz

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Framework for the Consideration of Narrative in Creative Arts Practice, Paul Green

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Encountering Statues: Object Oriented Ontology And The Figure In A Sculptural Practice, Lisa Osborn

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Inhabiting the Uninhabitable: Interdisciplinary strategies for creating other worlds, Jane Grant

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The (not so) Intelligent House: User Perception in an Interactive Architectural Environment, Alexander Ćetković

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THE ROLE OF VIRTUAL IMAGING IN BUILDING CONSERVATION, KATHRIN SCHUETTE

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The States and Status of Clay: Material, Metamorphic and Metaphorical Values., Lu La Buzz

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Turbo Film As Artistic Apparatus And As Manifesto For The Uncertain Future Of Moving Images, Paololuca Barbieri Marchi

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Une certain équivoque? A study of Vincent van Gogh's ambivalent engagement with prostitution, highlighted by the 1888 Courrier Français controversy, Fiona B. Saint-Davis

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‘UNIVERSITY MUST BE SAVED’ GENEALOGY AS A KNOWLEDGE APPROACH., Patrizia Moschella

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YANGTZE THE MOTHER RIVER - Photography, Myth and Deep Mapping, Yan Wang Preston

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Decision-making in the selection of retrofit facades for non-domestic buildings, Helen Mary Garmston

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Designing Inclusivity: Reconstructing the Meaning of the Seven Pointed Star Symbol in the Jordanian Flag through Design Thinking, Fadwa Barakat

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Haplós: Towards Technologies for and Applications of Somaesthetics, Diego Silang Maranan

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Mass-participation Architecture: Social Media and the Decentralisation of Architectural Agency as a Commercial Imperative, Alexander Lorimer

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Management of the conservation of Masjed-e Jame, Isfahan, zahra Abdollahnejad

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A DECISION SUPPORT FRAMEWORK FOR SELECTING INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DELIVERING LOW CARBON RETAIL BUILDINGS, SYEDA DANGANA

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A Postcolonial Critique of Industrial Design: A critical evaluation of the relationship of culture and hegemony to design practice and education since the late 20th century., Taslima Begum

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Delivering zero carbon homes and sustainable communities: the potential of group self-build housing in England, Emma Elizabeth Heffernan

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Discursive Designing Theory - Towards a Theory of Designing Design -, Juergen Faust

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Subject and Aesthetic Interface - an inquiry into transformed subjectivities, Kathrine Elizabeth Lorena Johansson

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Multidimensional Depth of the Image: Body-Environment-Artefact (A philosophical reflection for graphic design), Martyn Stuart Woodward

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Towards an Articulation of Architecture as a Verb; Learning from Participatory Development, Subaltern Identities and Textual Values., Richard Bower

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Development of a framework for sustainable repair of adobe building in an urban area in Nigeria, Theophilus Adeyinka Shittu

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Eve and the Madonna in Victorian Art, Bebhinn Dungan

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Moisture performance of Straw Bale Construction in a Temperate Maritime Climate, Jim Carfrae

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Art Ecology and Planning: Strategic Concepts and Creativity within the Post Industrial Public Realm, Timothy Martin Collins

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY FOR CREATING AN EARTHEN BUILDING INVENTORY, MARGARET LYN FORD

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

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SEQUENTIAL EXPERIENCES IN ARCHITECTURE: COMPUTER SIMULATION OF HUMAN RESPONSE TO THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, G Mckennan