Sarah Glynn

Sarah Glynn is an activist, an architect and an academic.

She has played a central role in the establishment and running of the Scottish Unemployed Workers’ Network (www. , which combines grassroots support with campaigning. She has also organised tenants’ campaigns – especially against demolitions – and has contributed to debates on housing policy. And she is active with Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan and in campaigning for Palestinian rights.

As an architect, she has worked on new designs and with historic buildings, and has qualified in Passive House design. She has worked on her own and with various private practices, including Donald Insall Associates and Cowper Griffith Architects.

As an academic, she has looked at issues around lower-income housing and around multiculturalism. She has written about public housing, ‘regeneration’, housing in a neoliberal economy, immigrant political mobilisation, the rise of identity politics, and Islamism. She has worked as a University Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and the University of the West of Scotland, and as a Teaching Fellow at St Andrews.

She has published books and articles in her various areas of interests. You can find links to these and also examples of her architectural designs and drawings at

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