StreetSpace Workshop

What makes a good mixed use street? How can good streets be represented beyond the usual tools?

StreetSpace is a multidisciplinary project examining superdiverse streets. Streets are complex entities that have slowly evolved through history, but they can be radically transformed by development.

At this workshop we will analyse physical, historical and experiential aspects of a London street and provide an alternative way of thinking about its planning, preserving and development. We will deal with problems of community, class, gender, crime, commerce and consumption, and also culture, performance and ritual.

By the end of each workshop we will present three draft maps that illustrate the liveability, plurality and complexity of the streets observed.

Academics, students and practitioners will work in three groups:

  • History - archive documents: photographs, street directories and oral histories
  • Aspirations - recent and current planning, projects and policies for the area
  • Perceptions - ethnography studies and photographs. interviews and surveys on street

If you can't make the whole workshop there are a couple of public events which might interest you:

Thursday 2 November, 10am, CM4-22:

Prof. Mark Brearley will open the StreetSpace workshop with a lecture entitled London High Streets, in which he will give a good flavour of the issues high streets are facing in contemporary London. All Cass staff and students are welcome.

Friday 3 November, 4pm, CM4-22:

StreetSpace workshop presentation, in which workshop participants present their findings to a panel of urban experts including Tom Young (Tom Young Architects) and Ulrike Steven (What-If projects). All Cass staff and students are welcome.

Any questions? Email either Jane at or Agustina at | | |


Dates/Times Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November 2017, 10am-6pm
Location CM4-22, Calcutta House
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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 - 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.