Luca Csepely- Knorr
Senior Lecturer and BA Humanities coordinator at the Manchester School of Architecture, interested in disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogues in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design history and theory. Luca looks at the evolution of Gellert Hill in Budapest through the lens of politics and society.
Freelance artist, based at Rogue Studios in Manchester, creating work in response to people and conversations. Winner of two national awards for the Chandelier of Lost Earrings. Lauren tells us why a city needs its artists and explains her forthcoming work The March of the Artists, which aims to increase the visibility of the creative community.
Sandhya runs Safety4Sisters, a grassroots Manchester based organisation that supports vulnerable migrant women. Sandhya asks how these women fit into a ‘creation myth’ in Manchester that has seen organisations like hers squeezed out of the city centre. She also discusses the importance of encouraging vulnerable groups to occupy space and develop a sense of belonging.
An architect and a teacher Danni is also a RIBA Role Model and champions the need for diversity and inclusivity within the profession. Danni is the Studio Leader (MA Architectural Design) at The University of Sheffield. Danni entertainingly recounts her artistic subversion of an architectural tender process.