Meet the team


John Clayton

Diana Beljaars 


Diana a PhD researcher at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. 


She is interested in different embodied conceptions of place that are produced by and productive of human conditions. She approaches this via post-structural and post-phenomenological engagements with person-place relations. In particular, her research focusses on compulsive interactions with extracorporeal materialities by people with Tourette syndrome, thereby exploring a more-than-human methodology including eye-tracking. This research will be the base of the development of compulsive geographies

John Clayton


John Clayton is an ESRC funded PhD Researcher at the School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University.


His research utilises innovative methodologies to investigate novel relationships between fish, anglers and piscivorous predators in rural England. He also holds an MA (with distinction) in Critical Global Politics from Exeter University.

Alicia Nahmad


Alicia is a Ph.D. research fellow at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University where she explores the synergy between materials and digital fabrication methods.She is also a course tutor at the AA DRL Master’s program.


Previously she worked at Populous and at Zaha Hadid Architects, London and completed her Master’s degree at the AA school of Architecture, London in 2010.


Her interests are in exploring design through the integration of materials and technology in relation to context specific environments.


She has taught and presented work at various events and institutions including AAE, IJAC, TxA Emerging design + Technology, IASS – SLTE 2014, ACADIA 2014 & 2012, LFA 2010, KADK Copenhagen, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, etc.

Charles Drozynski


Charles is a Ph.D. candidate, studying at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University. His current position includes lecturing at the Kent School of Architecture on a critical thinking module at the University of Kent and engaging with teaching at Cardiff University. 


His previous work includes a research-post investigating the architectural integration of technologies with potential capacity to reduce energy consumption as well as working in an architect’s office. 


His research interests include: the concept of exclusion in the framework of isolation and subcultures as well as virtualisation of space. 

His research is greatly influenced by Michel Foucault, Giles Deleuze and Felix Guattari and post-structuralism. 


His most recent publication appeared in Global societies issue vol. 30, no. 2. April 2016.