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Sabrina Puddu

Associate Lecturer, BA Architecture
Central Saint Martins
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I am an architect, researcher and educator trained in Italy and the UK. Besides running a design studio for the BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins, I work as Design Fellow for the MArch and MAUD course at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, and I run the Visiting School Casting Castaways for the Architectural Association. I have previously taught design, urbanism and history and theory of architecture at institutions including London’s Royal College of Art, Leeds Beckett University, the University of Cagliari, and KU Leuven. As a practicing architect I have worked on large-scale housing projects for architectural offices in Italy and the UK and on small scale domestic projects and retrofit as an independent architect.

My research explores the role of major public institutions across the divide of the urban and rural conditions, with a specific interest in carcerality and debates about restorative justice and the abolition of prisons. I am currently working on three research projects at the intersection of architecture, history, criminology, and photography: Territories of Incarceration, Carceral Islands, and Architecture for Restorative Justice. I have co-authored two books and publish regularly in architectural magazines and journals.