Cass Research Seminar One
Urban confct and reciprocity in Angola: Chicala and Luanda, a talk by Dr Paulo Moreira
Dr Paulo Moreira is an architect and researcher based in Porto and Lisbon. Paulo is co-coordinator of the research cluster The Chicala Observatory, based at the Department of Architecture, Agostinho Neto University (Angola) and writes Luanda’s urban history afresh by forging a place for informal neighbourhoods. Paulo’s work is a contribution to understanding Luanda, and to understanding postcolonial African cities in all their depth.
Changing places: Navigating Urbanity in the Global South, a talk by Dr Matthew Barac
Dr Matthew Barac’s research, which concerns the interpretation of cities, has a focus on informality. In this paper, he argues that urban survival in the global South demands a vigilance that combines looking out for danger, maximising connections and keeping up appearances just in order to get by. Characterising what it is to be a city-dweller in many parts of the world, this spatial know-how is understood as a kind of navigational capacity through examples drawn from four authors.
Photo cedit: Margarita Doneva
Cass Cities Events
Wednesday 1 November, 2pm
The Death and Life of Public Streets, a lecture by Dr Agustina Martire.
Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November, 10am-6pm
What makes a good mixed use street? How can good streets be represented beyond the usual tools?
Monday 20 November 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
Matthew Barac and Paulo Moreira will speak on the topic of informal architecture in African cities.
Monday 27 November 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
A Pecha-Kucha Night on the topic of Making/Drawing as Method.
Monday 4 December 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
PechaKucha night: picking a research topic.
Thursday 18 January 2018, 6.30pm, The Wash Houses
ESTAR is an architecture, landscape and design studio established in 2011 by Aurora Armental Ruiz and Stefano Ciurlo Walker, based in Santiago de Compostela.
Monday 22 January 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
Networks of Making and Habitation, two presentations from Lewis Jones and Mikey Baldwin.
Monday 29 January 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
An Architecture of Relationships is a Cass Unit 10 collaboration with Miyagi University and Higashimatsushima City Council, Japan (2013-16).