Architecture_media_politics_society (AMPS C.I.O.) is a non-profit research organisation. It operates in partnerships with universities and professional bodies internationally. Its peer-reviewed, open access journal Architecture_MPS (ISSN 2050-9006) is published with UCL Press. Responsible for organising research networks and programmes, and freely disseminating research outputs these two related entities share the same aim: to operate as a socially positive forum for the analysis of architecture, landscape and urbanism in the mediated, politicised environment of contemporary culture.
To this end the research organisation and journal have initiated two main areas of research represented by the programmes: Housing – Critical Futures and The Mediated City. These programmes set up networks of researchers and operate through an international series of conferences and workshops, and associated book and special journal Issue publications. Events have been held in conjunction with universities in the UK, the United States, Spain and Cyprus. Articles have been published by leading and emerging scholars from Italy, the US, Australia, China, the UK and the United States. Books have been published and are in development with editors and authors from over twenty nations.
Premised on working collaboratively with universities, professional, student and charitable organisations to promote a socially responsible approach to the development of the built environment, AMPS has partners in Europe, North and South America and Australia. Its home base is in the United Kingdom.