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David Coyles is a lecturer in architecture and chair of the Hidden Barriers research-cluster within the Architectural Research Group at Ulster University. Since 2012, David has led Cartographies of Conflict research project, a multidisciplinary investigation bringing together researchers from architecture, planning, conflict-studies, history, social policy and photography, to examine the social, political, economic and material effects of conflict. David teaches architectural design and architectural theory, emphasising the crucial role that architectural design can play in creating everyday social spaces that promote a sense of community and which give support and sustenance to individual lives.

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Research Output 2006 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

The Security-Threat-Community

Coyles, D., 25 Jan 2018, In : City. 21, 6, p. 699-723 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social housing
conflict of values
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
power relations

Housing Plans For The Future

Wylie, D. & Coyles, D., 28 Aug 2018, 1 ed. Gottingen Germany. 80 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

social housing
landscape management

Legacies of conflict: housing and the security-threat-community

Coyles, D., 2 Aug 2018, Heritage after Conflict: Northern Ireland. Crooke, E. & Maguire, T. (eds.). 1st ed. London United Kingdom, p. 118-137 10 p. (Routledge Studies in Heritage).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

How might Design avoid the over-development of Care?

Coyles, D. & Yoshinaka, Y., Jan 2020, Does Design Care...?!: Head-to-Head Debates. Rodgers, P., Bremner, C. & Innella, G. (eds.). p. 134-147 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Activities 2011 2020

Emmanuel Vercruysse

David Coyles (Host)
4 Feb 20205 Feb 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Royal Society of Ulster Architects (External organisation)

David Coyles (Chair)

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Perspectives on Housing and Conflict, Ligoniel: 1976-2019

David Coyles (Speaker)
30 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Architecture can care, but often does not - The value of design in everyday social spaces

David Coyles (Speaker)
1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Hidden Barriers: Connecting spaces and imaging places

David Coyles (Speaker), Brandon Hamber (Speaker)
27 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk