Julia King

Spatial Practices Programme; Associate Lecturer, MA Architecture: Spaces and Objects, M ARCH: Architecture

I am a Venezuelan-British architect and an urban researcher at LSE Cities. My work is currently part of a group show in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale that proposes new designs for homes in response to contemporary live-work scenarios.

My research is concerned with housing, sanitation infrastructure, urban planning, and participatory design processes. At LSE Cities she has contributed to ‘Super-diverse streets: Economies and spaces of urban migration in UK cities’ and is currently working on initiatives in India.

I have won numerous awards including a Holcim Award (2011), SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design (2014); Emerging Woman Architect of the Year (2014) and was short-listed for the World Design Impact Prize (2013) and the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award (2014). I have taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Architectural Association and the CASS, Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design; where I recently completed my PhD-by-practice titled ‘Incremental Cities: Discovering the sweet spot for making town-within-a-city’, which looked at resettlement colonies in Delhi, India.