Description of impactBeth Lord’s project Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture investigated concepts of equality and wellbeing in Spinoza’s philosophy, and applied those concepts to architecture and housing. This unique pairing revealed the significance of Spinoza’s thought for the UK housing crisis, space standards policy for new housing, and design for wellbeing. Architects and charities found the project important and influential. The widely viewed project film, Equal by Design, informed, shaped, and was selected to feature in a museum exhibition and public programme. The research had social and cultural impact, and impact on the UK’s most prominent housing/homelessness charity that influences policy.
Stakeholders / BeneficiariesArchitects, urban planners, housing experts, people working for housing and equality charities, students, general public
ThemesNon-academic advisors were engaged with the project from the start. Lord and Rawes worked with architects, Shelter, and The Equality Trust, who attended workshops and contributed to the development and content of the documentary film Equal by Design.
|Impact status||Impact Completed (Open)|
|Impact date||2012 → 2018|
Documents & Links
Ratio as the basis of Spinoza's concept of equality
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Equal by Design
Research output: Non-textual form › Digital or Visual Products
Outside of human nature: Spinoza on affective difference
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article