Biographies

Name: Wall

First name: Christine

Function: Dr.

Affiliation: Centre for Research into the Production of the Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Country: United Kingdom

Email: C.Wall@westminster.ac.uk

 

CV: Christine Wall studied architecture at the Polytechnic of North London (BSc. Hons 1991; Dip. Arch.1993) and completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture (2004), part funded by an RIBA Ozolins scholarship.  She has researched, written and published extensively on historical and social aspects of the built environment since 1993 and recently led the Leverhulme Trust funded oral history project, Constructing Post-War Britain: building workers' stories 1950-1970. Current research has focussed on squatting and urban change in 1970s London. Recent (2017 forthcoming) peer reviewed articles includ: Sisterhood and squatting in the 1970s: feminism, housing and urban change in Hackney, History Workshop Journal, Spring  (82) 1;  ‘We don’t have leaders! We’re doing it ourselves!’: squatting, feminism and built environment activism in 1970s London, Architecture and Culture, v5;  ‘Nuclear prospects’: Sizewell A nuclear power station and the spatial and social disruption of a rural community, 1961-66, Twentieth Century British History.

Books include:  An Architecture of Parts: architects, building workers and industrialised building in Britain 1940-70, Routledge 2013; Work and Identity: historical and cultural contexts, Palgrave Macmillan 2011 (with John Kirk); and Women in Construction, Reed 2004 (with Linda Clarke).

She is a member of Editorial Committee for the Oral History Journal, a trustee of the Construction History Society, Co-Editor of Construction History Journal and a member of the Reading Committee for Aedificare: International Journal of Construction History.

Webpage: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/wall-christine