Kate Schneider, Gonville and Caius

Degree: PhD
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Deborah Bowman
Dissertation Title:

Fiction as Architecture; Architecture as Fiction: Experimental British Writing in the 1950s and 60s

Biographical Information

(2012-15) ba with first class honours in english from the university of sussex

(2015-16) mphil with distinction from the university of cambridge ('alison smithson's paper architecture')

(currently) phd candidate funded by a gonville research studentship (working on the relationship between architecture and experimental writing in the 1950s and 60s)

Research Interests

(broadly) experimental writing and late modernism, new brutalism, alison +  peter smithson, the independent group, linoleum + formica, feminist theory, interiors/domesticities, austerity nostalgia, anne carson, lydia davis, exhibitions, humphrey jennings, b.s. johnson, swiss rolls

Areas of Supervision

topics relating to the above, please get in touch

Selected Publications

(2016) illustrated piece on alison smithson for the university of edinburgh's dangerous women project

(2017) profile of alison smithson for riposte magazine

(2017) review of aa xx 100: 100 years of women at the architectural association for riposte

(2018) 'squidgy brutalism, austerity nostalgics', review of owen hatherley's ministry of nostalgia for cambridge humanities review


(2017) decorating dissidence: feminism, modernism, and the arts

(2018) collage, montage, assemblage: collected and composite forms, 1700-present