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Theodora Bowering

Theodora Bowering

A PhD student in the Centre for Urban Conflict Research (UCR),

Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Theodora Bowering is an architect, Gates Scholar and PhD Candidate in the Centre for Urban Conflict Research (UCR) at the Department of Architecture. Her doctoral research, ‘Ageing and the city: urban resilience and sociospatial marginalisation of older people in East London’, investigates everyday experiences of ageing within the civic spaces of cities, looking specifically at the London Borough of Newham.

Theodora is co-editor of the twenty-sixth issue of Scroope, The Cambridge Architecture Journal, on the theme of apologia. She also supervises the BA Tripos (ARB/RIBA Part I) course ‘The Architecture of Housing’ and BA dissertations, as well as acting as a critic for BA, MAUD and MAUS presentations. Theodora is currently a co-convener of the UCR’s PhD and Early-Career Workshop ‘Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies and Praxis’ to be held in Cambridge in June 2017. Additionally, she runs Petite Pecha Kucha events for graduate students within the department.

Before beginning her PhD, Theodora completed the Masters in Architecture and Urban Studies in the Department of Architecture at Cambridge. Theodora’s professional architectural education was at the University of Sydney, where she gained a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons I) and Bachelor of Science (Architecture). She has also been a registered architect in NSW, Australia (RAIA) since 2013.

Theodora has worked for over six years in architectural practice, in Sydney and London, on residential, heritage and public buildings, from concept and detail design through to contract administration and office management. Additionally, she has four years’ design and communications studio tutoring and lecturing experience in the Department of Architecture at the University of Sydney. She has also been a volunteer and continuing instructor for the Taoist Tai Chi Society for over twelve years, and leads a weekly class at Newnham College.

Keywords

  • everyday experiences of ageing within the civic spaces of cities
  • urban architecture