Who Cares? talks
Who Cares? Talks – The Cass explores Humanitarianism
Unit 6 at The Cass, titled Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resource and headed up by professor Maurice Mitchell, runs Who Cares?, a student-led lecture series which is taking place for the third consecutive year. The series aims to bring together architecture students, architects, and various organisations to talk about self-initiated architectural projects in marginalised communities in both developed and developing countries.
The lecture series focuses on research methods, the process of setting up a network of contacts and building relationships, the challenges encountered during construction and reflections on how successful (or unsuccessful) projects were in benefitting communities that they were placed in. We hope that this platform will bring new opportunities for collaboration and participants will feel inspired to lead the way in transforming the communities that they live in as well as communities abroad.
This year our unit focuses on the migration crisis in both Athens and Calabria. The series has expanded its topic beyond the conversations explored within our unit, to hearing how young and driven individuals have set up their own organisation and studio spaces. We are very interested as to how people have achieved this, the funding methods which have been used to start initiatives, and the struggles that have been encountered along the way, and how these have been overcome.
The talks are free and open to the public.
Who Cares? Talks programme 2017-18
|Assemble + RARA||Monday 5 February, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Tak Tak Tak + Khora||Monday 12 February, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Tumpa Yasmin + Studio Nuumi||Monday 26 February, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Orizzontale + La Seppie Lab||Thursday 1 March, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Remi Conolly + Vicky Cave||Monday 5 March, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Design Affects + Azuko||Thursday 8 March, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Sam Mitchell + Here There Architecture||Thursday 15 March, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
The Cass Who Cares? Talks 2017-18
Monday 5 February, 6.30pm
A talk by Assemble + RARA, as part of the Who Cares? talks.
Monday 12 February, 6.30pm
A talk by Tak Tak Tak and Khora, as part of the Who Cares? talks.
Monday 26 February, 6.30pm
A talk by Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows and Studio Nuumi, as part of the Who Cares? talks.
Thursday 1 March, 6.30pm
A talk by Orizzontale and Le Seppie, as part of the Who Cares? talks.
Monday 5 March, 6.30pm
A talk by Remi.C.T and Vicky Cave, as part of the Who Cares? talks.
Student-led architecture lecture series 2017-18
The Who Cares? talks are returning this year, tackling questions on the topic of humanitarian design both abroad and closer to home.
Thursday 8 March, 6.30pm
A talk by Design Affects and Azuko, as part of the Who Cares? talks.