Doina Petrescu is Professor of Architecture and Design Activism at the University of Sheffield. She is also a co-founder of atelier d’architecture autogérée. Her research is focused on gender, space and participation in architecture. Her approach broadens the scope of architectural discourse by bringing cultural, social and political issues to bear on design processes, while her methodology combines architectural theory and design, contemporary arts, social sciences, political philosophy and feminist theory. She is the editor of Altering Practices: Feminist Politics and Poetics of Space (2007) and co-editor of Architecture and Participation (2005), Urban act (2007), Agency: Working with uncertain architectures (2009) and Trans-local-act: Cultural practices within and across (2010) and The Social (re) Production of Architecture (2016).