The Post Traumatic Urbanist is a body of work that explores architecture’s relationship with trauma.


The work links Paul Virilio’s assertion that technology and in particular the speed and accelerative nature of the image has its own inherent violence, to Roger Luckhurst’s thesis on the intersection of photography and trauma. Manley uses the built environment as a psychological conduit to explore these ideas and to develop his own thesis that architecture has reasserted its place in our collective conscious as a staging ground for the traumatic.


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