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Holly Doron

Design, Birmingham City University

Thesis title:

Co-creating regenerative futures: The role of architectural and social lab processes in communities shaping their civic and social infrastructures.

Research Area

  • Design
  • Design History, Theory and Practice


Holly Rose Doron (2015) S[q]WOTting Between Academia and Practice, AAE Charrette, Volume 2, No. 1, Autumn 2015, pp 81-91 (11).

Hannah Vowles, Jim Low & Holly Rose Doron (2012) Investigating Architecture Studio Culture in the UK: A Progress Report, Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 7:2, 26-49, DOI: 10.11120/jebe.2012.07020026


Architectural Humanities Research Association 2022 Conference 'Building Ground for Climate Collectivism' in New York City, US - 50 ways to regeneratively reimagine our High Streets: A co-creating workshop. Prof Rachel Sara, Dr Louis Rice, Holly Doron.

Radical Architecture Practice for Sustainability 2021 Conference 'Radicality' in Bristol, UK - Educating Activist Practitioners: A Case Study of Regenerative Design on a UK High Street. Dr Matthew Jones, Holly Doron, Lorna Prescott, Dr Johanne Orchard-Webb, Hannah Vowles.

Architectural Association of Educators 2017 Conference 'Architecture Connects' in Oxford, UK – Integration of practice experience into the design of undergraduate courses. Holly Doron, Christopher Maloney, Hannah Vowles and Ian Shepherd.

Architectural Association of Educators 2014 Conference 'Living and Learning' in Sheffield, UK – S[q]WOTting Between Academia and Practice. Holly Doron.

Other Research Interests

Regenerative design

Participatory architecture

Place-based learning and experimentation

Rhizomatic learning

Studio culture

Transdisciplinary collaboration