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Clare Melhuish


Dr Clare Melhuish


Dr Clare Melhuish


Dr Clare Melhuish is a Research Associate at UCL Urban Laboratory Research Lab. She is developing a series of urban regeneration case studies. She has extensive research experience, most recently as part of the ESRC-funded project ‘Architectural atmospheres, branding and the social: the impact of digital visualising technologies on contemporary architectural practice’ at the Open University. 

Clare was an architectural critic, author and occasional lecturer before undertaking an MA in Material Culture at UCL Anthropology, followed by a doctorate on the anthropology of the Brunswick, a Grade II-listed Modernist architectural icon in London; it combined architectural archive research and ethnographic research among residents and local officials. Since receiving her doctorate (2008), she has worked on research projects and publications on the anthropology of architecture and the built environment with Queen Mary University of London (Geography)/ Women's Design Service (gender and equalities); Universities of Sussex and Brighton (Informatics/ Architecture: ethnography of new learning spaces); Kings College London (Geography: arts-led regeneration); as well as non-academic bodies including Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment/ DoH (housing design and care provision for the elderly), IAARA Tehran (design of public urban space in Zarand, Iran); the British Council (ADF Papers 2011); Qatar Museums Authority etc. She is a collaborator on the touring exhibition Land Architecture People (Copenhagen 2009, London 2010) with architects Pierre d'Avoine and Andrew Houlton, endorsed by the British Council. She has also been developing the research proposal 'Aesthetics of social identity: re-framing and evaluating Modernist architecture as cultural heritage in Martinique' with Eric Hirsch (Brunel Anthropology) and Dr Huon Wardle (St Andrews Anthropology)

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