Dr Rachel Sara
Associate Professor / Master of Architecture Programme Leader

Dr Rachel Sara is Associate Professor in Architecture and Programme Leader for the Master of Architecture degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, where she teaches Design Studio and Design Research. Her own research particularly explores ‘other’ forms of architecture and pedagogy, specifically examining architecture without architects through investigations of the performed architecture of the carnival, the relationship between architecture and dance, feminist pedagogy and hands-on, community based architectural activism. She co-edited Architectural Design: The Architecture of Transgression (2013), and co-organised the tenth international conference of the AHRA on the subject of Transgression, Bristol 2013. She was co-curator of the Transgression: Architecture without Architects exhibition at the Bristol Architecture Centre in 2012, and co-authored the associated book architecture + transgression, for which she wrote the essay Carnival: Performed Transgressions. She co-edited the Transgression: Body and Space special issue of Architecture and Culture (November 2014) and has been collaborating with dance artist Alice Sara over the last twelve years with whom she co-authored ‘Between the Lines: Experiencing Space Through Dance’, for CEBE Transactions (2006).


Dr Rachel Sara UWE