Dr. Kim Trogal

Reader Social and Political Design

Kim completed her architectural studies at the University of Sheffield, including a PhD in Architecture (2012) for which she was awarded the RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship. Kim’s research examines feminist theory, ethics and politics in contemporary spatial practice. Her current collaborative research projects include “Sites of democratic urban practice” with Dr Anna Wakeford Holder, a study of participatory democratic practices and innovative forms of ‘non-market’ housing in Bologna during the 1970s; and her ongoing collaboration with critical management scholar Dr Valeria Graziano, which examines the socio-spatial organisational politics of repair practices.
She is co-editor of a number of books and special issues exploring the ethics and politics of contemporary practice, including “The Social (Re)Production of Architecture”, “Architecture and Resilience,” “Care and the City”, and “Repair Matters” a special issue of Ephemera Journal. Kim was visiting professor at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (SKuOR), TU Wien (Vienna) 2019-2020. Prior to joining UCA in summer 2016 she was research assistant at the Sheffield School of Architecture (2012-15), and Postdoctoral Researcher at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (2014-16).