Shibboleth Shechter

Lecturer BA Interior and Spatial Design

Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon


Shibboleth Shechter AA Dipl, RIBA II, Pgcert Learning and Teaching (dist), MRes Landscape & Urbanism

Shibboleth is a spatial design lecturer and researcher. She is first year co-ordinator and a design studio leader on BA Interiors and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts and a visiting lecturer on MA Narrative Environments at CSM.

Shibboleth studied architecture at the Architectural Association and practiced in a number of multidisciplinary firms as an urban designer, researcher and public engagement facilitator, working collaboratively with professionals from a range of fields to create sustainable, memorable places.

Shibboleth has taught and developed educational programs for both practice and theory of spatial design, across spatial scales, from the interior to the architectural to the urban, at a variety of academic institutions. Her pedagogical practice is concerned with sustainability pedagogy, focused on participatory learning, with students working in real sites, through live, collaborative projects, in which they are asked to critically engage with site and community.

Research interests

Sustainable development, suburban studies, garden studies, social innovation, co-design, participatory design, engagement, sustainable pedagogy, live project pedagogy.

Research statement

Shibboleth's research is concerned with sustainable development, focusing on the relationship between everyday practices and global issues and on the importance of collaboration, participation and engagement of diverse stakeholders in the design process to bring change.