Radical Research & Re-storying Agency
RRA   Radical Research & Re-storying Agency

Radical Research & Re-storying Agency is an architectural-research agency grounded in the decolonial methodologies of re-contextualizing space and revealing the multiple stories that create the world.

We provide contextual research and new archival practices that delve into the entirety of space—ecology, culture, history, politics and socio-economics—whilst also reaching back into time to bring forward the wisdom of pre-colonial local societies, in order to provide architecture and design firms with new tools, information and methods, for creating a new future.

We offer Research and Consultation packages to architecture firms.

Our work utilises research into historical and spatial analysis. We recognise that architects are visual thinkers therefore our work is both a critical analysis and a visual investigation. We re-appropriate architectural tools like digital modelling, 3D animation, GIS cartographic mapping in order to show that space, is in fact, political and there are a plethora of factors existing within context that must be included in the creation of architecture.

Who we are.

Victoria McKenzie (she/her)
Founder / Architectural Research Lead

M.A., Goldsmiths’ University, UK

Victoria McKenzie is an independent researcher and academic lecturer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She completed her Bachelors at the University of Toronto with a specialist in Literature and Critical Theory, Urban studies and Human Geography and earned her M.A. with high distinction at Forensic Architecture’s ‘Centre for Research Architecture’, Goldsmiths’ University. Victoria is currently a PhD candidate at UCL, University of London with a research focus on Ecologies, Climate Change, and philosophies of being. She has worked with a variety of architecture firms and cultural institutions on the connections between art, politics and ecology such as Sir David Adjaye OBE’s Adjaye Associates; Forensic Architecture; Sandberg Instituut; Triennale di Milano; Piet Zwart Institute; MU Hybrid Art House and the Royal Academy of Design at The Hague.


Fiona Cuypers-Stanienda (she/her)
Partner / Creative Director

AA Dipl. M.Arch. ARB/RIBA Part II,
Architectural Association, UK

Fiona Cuypers-Stanienda is an architectural designer, consultant and photographer currently based in Hamburg and Eindhoven. She trained as an architect at the ETH, UdK Berlin and Architectural Association, where she gained her M.Arch and AA Diploma. Fiona has participated and collaborated in publications and exhibitions such as at the Architectural Association, the British School at Rome, Wallpaper and REAL. In 2020, her thesis got published in the Architect’s Journal. She has worked for international architecture practices, such as Johnston Marklee, Studio JK, Metron, Valter Scelsi and Pritzker Prize laureate Francis Kéré.

Felix Peng Fei Yang (he/him)
Architecture Lead

M.Arch., McGill University, CA

Felix Peng Fei Yang is an architect based in Berlin, Germany. He is a graduate of the schools of architecture at McGill University and University of Waterloo in Canada. His Master’s research of visual languages in architecture at McGill University received federal funding through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Felix has worked across scales at various international research and architecture practices including, WORKac, Arquitectonica, Lateral Office, SvN and Büro Ole Scheeren.


Noah Gotlib (he/him)
Architecture / Communication Lead

AA Dipl. M.Arch. ARB/RIBA Part II,
Architectural Association, UK

Noah Gotlib, is a designer and researcher based in London, UK, holding a Master of Architecture/AA Diploma with Commendation from the Architectural Association. He has worked for several international architecture practises in London and Toronto including Vogt, Alison Brooks Architects, ERA, and PARTISANS, and taught design studio at the Architectural Association.

SOCA, Studio of Contemporary Architecture, Toronto. https://socadesign.ca

BAIDA, Black Architects and Interior Designers Association, Toronto. https://www.baida.ca

Karim Fouad, AA Dipl. M.Arch ARB/RIBA Part II, Cairo.  IG: @mogasam.obj

Alvin Luong, BA (Hons) with High Distinction, Toronto.  www.alvinluong.com

Russell Royer, AA Dipl. (Hons) M.Arch ARB/RIBA Part II, London. IG: @thechoreum

Elias Tamer, AA Dipl. ARB/RIBA Part II, Beirut. www.collectiveforarchitecture-lb.com

Radical Research & Re-Storying Agency

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