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The Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC)
Part of the School of Environment, Education and Development and the Manchester School of Architecture

Welcome to MARC

MARC was established in Manchester University in 2006. Drawing on a practice-oriented research philosophy, the work developed at MARC is unique in both the UK and the world.

MARC Spring Research Seminar Series 2014




MARC Events 2014

MARC runs a series of Guest Lectures, Events, and supports affiliated lectures throughout the academic year (these links will open in a new window).

MARC Autumn Lectures 2014

All events will be held on Tuesdays from 1.00pm-2.30pm in The Benzie Building, Manchester School of Art, 4th Floor BZ403

7 October 2014 - Architecture as Rendered Society
Andrés Jaque, Office for Political Innovation

14 October - Smart Cities
Antoine Picon, Harvard University

21 October - Buildings Must Die
Jane Jacobs, Yale-NUS College and Stephen Cairns, Singapore-ETH Centre

11 November - Designs of Destruction
Lucia Allais, Princeton University

18 November - Learning from Digital Visualisations of Urban Redevelopment Projects
Gillian Rose, Open University

25 November - Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies
Beatriz Colomina, Priceton University


Contact MARC

Albena Yaneva
Manchester Architecture Research Centre,
School of Environment, Education and Development,
The University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 6900
Email: albena.yaneva@manchester.ac.uk

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Our Research

Our Research on Architecture and Cities has three key aims:
1) Unpacking design 2) Following design 3) Engaging design.

Postgraduate Training

Students participate in our graduate studies programme and benefit from involvement in research activities of MARC. Our postgraduate training programme is intrinsically interdisciplinary and is open to students with an interest in any aspect of architectural research.


Director: Dr Albena Yaneva.

MARC has a staff of academics and researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds: psychology, sociology, geography, political sciences, architecture and philosophy.