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Liverpool School of Art and Design

Dr Joanne Hudson


Joanne Hudson is a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. She has worked as an Architect in a number of North West RIBA registered practices and holds a BA(Hons) and BArch in Architecture from The Manchester School of Architecture, an MA in Art as Environment and a PhD in Human and Cultural Geography from Manchester Metropolitan University. Joanne’s academic interests are located at the intersection of Architecture, Planning and Geography. Her research focuses principally on the relationship between spatial planning practices and the production, (re)production and use of wastelands and derelict spaces – what she terms ‘informal spaces,’ and affordable housing strategies. Her current work questions how we can utilise the potential of informal spaces at various levels and spatial scales through the development of coordinated systems of land use planning, creative design and community capital. Furthermore, her housing research seeks to investigate the relationships between community groups and designers and the potential of incremental housing to provide a sustainable design strategy in alleviating the growing ‘housing crisis.’ This incremental housing research is being developed in conjunction with Dr. Aliki-Myrto Perysinaki. This research is intended to impel a critique of current planning and design practices, contributing to critical (re)understandings and (re)readings of the city whilst reassessing the way we value our urban environment.

As a Senior Lecturer Joanne works as a Design Tutor across the undergraduate and postgraduate Architecture programmes. At undergraduate Levels she teaches and assesses on taught modules in ‘Architecture and Design’ and in ‘History and Theory’. In the postgraduate programme she is a Specialist Study Tutor, guiding students through the development of dissertations. Joanne delivers lectures in history and theory, as well as architectural design.


2013, Manchester Metropolitan University, England, PhD


Journal Articles

Hudson J. 2015. The Multiple Temporalities of Informal Spaces Geography Compass, 9 :461-481 >DOI


Hudson J. 2014. The affordances and potentialities of derelict urban spaces Ruin Memories: Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past :193-214 9781315778211 >DOI

Hudson JE. 2014. The Affordance and Potentialities of Derelict Urban Spaces Olsen B, Pétursdóttir P. Ruin Memories: Materiality, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past. :194-212 Routledge