Dennis Sharp Prize 2015 Nominees

Dennis Sharp Prize For Outstanding Writing for Diploma Students Nominees 2015

Chris Johnson
[Extra]territoriality

24-hour-a-day work is required on Wallasea Island in order to keep up with the continuous earth transfer that is produced by the construction of the forthcoming train service that will ‘bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central London’.


Panagiotis Demiris
Fifty Shades of Concrete: The Fetishization of a Brutalist Estate: The case of Brunswick

I am sure many have enjoyed crossing the derelict square in order to get to the Renoir; a kind of rite for an invisible audience.


Alvaro Fernandez Pulpeiro
An Architectural Association Anthology Book Zero

As a last beam of sunshine, my wish, will be turning this small minded negation of the beautiful totality of space into an all-affirming ecstasy saying YES! right after the NO!


Lara Yegenoglu
Vernacular Politics: The Gecekondu as an Institutional Apparatus in Istanbul

The uncontrolled, steady flow of peasants resulted in the emergence of an uprooted populace in search of national identity and belongingness


Zeina Al Derry
The Melancholic City of Mirages

Baghdad was designed in the eighth century as a work of art in itself… the most splendid in the history of the Arabs.


Mahsa Ramezanpour Incarcerating Gender in Captive Spaces

The first veil ever introduces goes back to 1790 BC when the ruler of Babylon implemented the law of female dressing as a Hammurabi Code. This law stated that a veil must be work by aristocratic women but forbade prostitutes from wearing it. Hence this law was to regulate sexual consumerism, through dividing the female population into ‘consumable commodities and inaccessible goods’.


Eleni tzavellou
Archi-pelago: the territory of exceptions

The archipelago, this whole created by exceptions is configured in the exact same way that life is structuring itself.