Cass Research Seminar One

Matthew Barac and Paulo Moreira will speak on the topic of informal architecture in African cities.

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


Date/Time Monday 20 November 2017, 6.30pm
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Location GSG-15A, Goulston Street
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Dr Agustina Martire

Wednesday 1 November, 2pm

The Death and Life of Public Streets, a lecture by Dr Agustina Martire.

StreetSpace Workshop

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?

Cass Research Seminar One

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.

Cass Research Seminar Two

Monday 27 November 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A

A Pecha-Kucha Night on the topic of Making/Drawing as Method.

Cass Research Seminar Three

Monday 4 December 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A

PechaKucha night: picking a research topic.

ESTAR: The Form-givers lecture series

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.

Cass Research Seminar Four

Monday 22 January 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A

Networks of Making and Habitation, two presentations from Lewis Jones and Mikey Baldwin.

Cass Research Seminar - An Architecture of Relationships

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).

Cass Cities events

Led by Professor Mark Brearley and ably assisted by Dr Jane Clossick and Mr Colin O'Sullivan, Cass Cities is a research group and teaching unit at The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.