Machina Loci

research + teaching


Carol’s research sits at the intersection of contemporary art practice and cities. It is primarily concerned with the reception and afterlife (real and potential) of spatial and social artistic practices carried out in the public realm, which aim to contribute to the generation of public debate and discussion.

Carol Mancke Abstract

Experiments in interfaces Archnet-IJAR, Volume 13, No. 3, pp. 670-682 [2019].

‘Interactive Contemporary Art Participation in Practice’, Kathryn Brown [ed.] [2014] in Art & the Public Sphere, Volume 4, Numbers 1 & 2 [2015].

Expanding the Public Realm through Curated Collaborative Action: The Echigo Tsumari Abandoned House Project, In Chaplin et al. al ed [2009] Curating Architecture and the City. London and New York: Routledge. Book Chapter

Relationships between interiors and landscape: critical reflections on sukiya and farmhouse architecture in the work of Kazuo Shinohara , Paper presented at Flow 1 held at Kingston University [2011].

relationships between interiors and landscapes


Materials and methods, Second year architecture technical studio, University of San Francisco, 2016-18

Studio 2.6, CuppaKissa: spaces for social gathering, Second year design studio, Kingston University 2012-2013 [with Grant Shepherd]

Studio, Foothold City: Design Strategies for Sustainable Buildings and Communities, Second year design studio, University of Western Australia 2012 [with Elizabeth Strauss]

Studio 1.4, Mixed-Use, First year design studio, Kingston University 2010-2011 [with David Knight]

Studio 2.1, Inside the Timber there is the Tree: Nature in the City, Second year design studio, Kingston University 2009-2010 [with Nicola Read]

expanding the public realm