Dr Charley referred to in "Spatial Agency: a conversation with Tatjana Schneider on architecture as a quietly revolutionary practice"

  • Jonathan Charley (Contributor)

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In 2006 Tatjana Schneider and Jeremy Till, then Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, hatched Spatial Agency, a project that focuses on to putting people or ‘users’ first in architectural practices. Spatial Agency deploys the potential and knowledge of architectural processes to empower people to take control of the space they inhabit. Marcia Caines: Please could you tell us a little bit about the story behind Spatial Agency? Tatjana Schneider: While I was studying for my final degree at Strathclyde University in Glasgow my teacher Jonathan Charley instilled in me this idea that architecture could be more than what it actually is – more than ‘just’ building – and that was the beginning for me in thinking about, and also working on, other ways of doing architecture – for example with the workers cooperative G.L.A.S.. Since then my research and work has been dedicated to finding ways to engage with architecture in its context and take into account the multiplicity of voices that it has an affect on.
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