Sam Vardy

Sam Vardy

My work covers research, teaching and practice, all of which inform one another.

I worked in practice in London and Sheffield, including Levitt Bernstein Associates and Allen Todd Architecture. This provided opportunities to work on varied projects, including urban masterplans, housing schemes, civic architecture and contemporary adaptations of heritage buildings.  My current doctoral research explores various approaches to re-politicising the production of urban space, through a study of self-organised spatial practices.  I previously taught at The University of Sheffield School of Architecture, between 2004 and 2012 at Part 1 and 2 levels.

Publications and Papers:

Spatial Dissensus: Re-politicising the production of urban space through self-organised spatial assemblages
at Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence
The 9th International Architectural Humanities Research Association International Conference
London Metropolitan University
November 2012

Beauty Power: Enacting Self-organised Space in Christiania
Paper at Urban Wildscapes Symposium: Past utopias and savage futures: the role of wildness in urban landscapes.
March 2012

Resistance and Activist Research: A Workshop with Brian Holmes and Anne Querrien
in ‘Agency – Activism in the Realm of Theory’

Tactics of Self-Organisation
in Architectural Research Quarterly arq: Architectural Research Quarterly , Volume 13 , Issue 02 , Jun 2009 , pp 133-140

Site-Seeing: Constructing the ‘Creative Survey’
with Caroline Butteworth
in ‘Alternate Currents’

Paper presented at PEPRAV (European Platform for Alternative Practice and Research on the City) workshop, Sheffield 2007.