The Manchester School of Architecture has over 1000 students representing 85 countries. We are very proud of our roots with the city’s rich history of industry, revolution, innovation, and work ethic as captured by the famous Manchester bee. This passion manifests in our ethos, “from the city, of the city, for the city, and beyond” which acts as a constant prompt of our responsibilities, duty, and role in the city, serving its communities and businesses, and the wider global audience. As such we endeavour to be a contemporary school in its truest and widest sense and strive to be at the forefront of tackling contemporary societal issues such as diversity and equality, climate change, and the changing nature of the profession and practice.
For example, our Praxxis Atelier explores and asks questions as to what feminist architecture might be now and in the future. By using the lens of intersectional feminism, we look at inequalities and inequities in society and what that may mean for the built and digital environments and aim to affect our own personal forms of practice and help each students redefine their experience beyond the School as well as in the wider context of the profession.