Spatial Practices Programme; Stage 1 Co-leader, BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects
Ruth is a qualified architect with a broad range of experience from small-scale art installations to the delivery of London 2012 Olympic venue projects.
She has lectured in professional practice and guided postgraduate research at University of the Creative Arts (Canterbury) and London Metropolitan University (CASS), led design studios at the University of Portsmouth and University of Brighton, and run experimental short-term multi-media charettes at Newcastle University.
Alongside this, she has written for Blueprint, RIBA Journal, Volume, Architecture Today, Building Design, and Modernist magazine. Ruth's postgraduate research has focused upon the modes of expression by which architecture communicates with its users and its surroundings, drawing explicit parallels to linguistic structures and its development in response to both technological and social evolution. Her interest in current and historical professional practice investigates the means by which architects establish professional networks across the boundaries of art, politics, economics and social structures.
The genealogy of design which can be traced through these ephemeral connections beyond the canon of architecture has fed into the PhD which she is currently undertaking at Newcastle University investigating the post-war working practices of the London County Council Architects’ Department.