Dr Jane Clossick

Dr Jane Clossick is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture (Urban Design), Course Leader for Architecture, Cities and Urbanism – MA and convenor of the Art, Architecture and Design Research Seminar. 

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Jane Clossick

Jane is Course Leader for Architecture, Cities and Urbanism – MA and unit leader for the Cities unit in Architecture (RIBA 2)– MArch. She studied architecture at Sheffield University (2001 - 2004) and the University of East London (2006 - 2009) and worked at practices in London and Manchester. She completed her doctorate at London Met (2010 - 2017).

Jane has taught Architecture and Urban Design at London Met since 2013 and has been invited as a guest lecturer at the University of East London, Cambridge University, The Bartlett (UCL), University of the Arts (London), Queen's University Belfast and Central Saint Martins (UAL). She co-leads the Cities Research Group, is a member of the Art, Architecture and Design (AAD) Research Strategy Group and convenes the weekly AAD research seminar.

Jane is an active researcher whose interests include urban depth and city morphology, high streets, industrial and workspace accommodation, participatory design processes and activism through design.

Jane is a member of the Centre for Urban and Built Ecologies (CUBE) and since 2015 has co-led the Cities Research Group with Professor Mark Brearley. She is Principle Investigator on Autonomy and Urban Depth – a nascent collaboration with Prof Ben Colburn (Glasgow, Philosophy), Prof. Machiel van Doorst and Dr Birgit Hausleitner (TU Delft, Urban Planning). It explores how the spatial, temporal and psychological ordering of space in the built environment shapes people’s capacity to exercise their autonomy in public places.

Jane is also Principle Investigator on The Southwark Industrial Economy Audit, with Prof. Mark Brearley and Nicolas Palominos (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL), and undertook a survey of every industrial workspace in the London Borough of Southwark in 2019, with the project due to reach its conclusions in 2021. It will offer an evidence base for the New Southwark Plan. The Southwark Audit grew from participatory design and consultation events such as Action Old Kent Road (OKR), in which Jane collaborated with a number of grassroots organisations: Southwark Planning Network, Vital OKRPeckham Weeklies and what if: projects to help equip business owners and residents in Southwark with the knowledge and skills to participate in the planning process.

Since 2017 Jane has also been part of ongoing research into the nature of streets, a project called Streetspace led by PI Dr Agustina Martire (Queen's University Belfast, Architecture) and is co-authoring a book about it.

Jane is Course Leader for Architecture, Cities and Urbanism – MA and unit leader for the Cities unit in Architecture (RIBA 2) – MArch. She has taught across all levels of architecture including running seminars for undergraduate module, Critical and Contextual Studie,  Dissertation Studio 'Made in London' and guest lectures for other modules on the topics of urban design, high streets, public space, morphology, local economies and industry/workspace. Jane supervises a number of PhD students whose research concerns urban-scale investigation: Bobby Supatira, Annisa Jabbour, Lara Kinnier and Julia Atkins.


Dr Jane Clossick
Senior Lecturer in Architecture (Urban Design)
Twitter: @jane_clossick
Instagram: @cities_ldnmetarts


  Tottenham High Road
Jane Clossick 1 - Tottenham High Road


  Windsor Parade
Jane Clossick 2 - Windsor Parade


 Shops and businesses
Jane Clossick


 The Victorian terrace
Jane Clossick


 Morrisson Yard
Jane Clossick