Kasia Nawratek is a senior lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture, a qualified architect and a writer. Her current research interests are focused on the climate crisis response and post-human perspectives in the context of architectural education. Her teaching practice is underpinned by Mikhail Bakhtin’s idea of polyphony which fosters an inclusive and dialogic studio culture.

Before joining Manchester School of Architecture, Kasia led the Master of Architecture design studio at the Sheffield School of Architecture and Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, where she also led 2nd year undergraduate course. Before Birmingham, Kasia taught across undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Plymouth where she was also responsible for the International Design Foundation programme.

Alongside her academic career, Kasia is also a creative writer. Her children’s book Kresek, Bartek i całkiem zwyczajny początek won the Kornel Makuszyński Polish Nationwide Literary Award for 2017.

Research

Book Chapters

Nawratek, K., 2021. 'Hope in the Burning World'. In Pelsmakers, S., Newman, N. (eds.) Design Studio Vol. 1: Everything Needs to Change Architecture and the Climate Emergency, RIBA Publishing.

Nawratek, K., Nawratek, K., 2015. '978-84-942414-7-5'. In Radical Inclusivity. Architecture and Urbanism, dpr-barcelona.