Artist and Retired Lecturer of Architecture
University of Cambridge
As an Artist, Lorna is currently focussing on ceramic sculpture and writing. The issues coming through in her ceramic and writing work embody the Planet Crisis and possible Healings.
Lorna McNeur is an Artist and a Retired Lecturer of Architecture from the University of Cambridge; where she was a full time Lecturer for sixteen years from 1989–2005, teaching design studio and lecturing in the history and theory of urban public space and garden design philosophy. Retiring early, she continued consulting work at the Department until 2017; totaling 30 years with Cambridge University, having begun her Master of Philosophy in the History and Theory of Architecture in 1987.
As an Urban Analyst, she has conducted in-depth studies on the planning principles of New York City and Central Park, as well as Rome and Environs. These have been approached from history, theory, and philosophy perspectives with a view towards informing contemporary design of urban public space. In particular, she studies the relationships between the planning of gardens and the planning of cities (eg: NYC and Central Park), and how the two can inform each other about contemporary public space issues; including urban psychology & theatricality.
Lorna has also completed an advanced training and practiced in Body Psychotherapy. She integrates her architecture and psychotherapy work into Environmental Psychology; working with issues such as environment and emotions, spatiality and perception. She has worked most enjoyably with the Cambridge Jungian Circle, as Events Secretary, for the past two years.
As an Urban Analyst, she has lectured, published and exhibited her architectural investigations internationally, most notably in New York: at the Whitney Museum, The Cooper Union, and Art Forum; in London at the Architectural Association (AA Files); and in Cambridge UK at The Fitzwilliam Museum.
Lorna was a Fellow in Architecture at Lucy Cavendish College for twenty years from 1989–2009. She is now an Emeritus Fellow of LCC.