Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

The Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR) is an emergent research area within the teaching and practice of architecture. It examines and extends knowledge of the physical and cultural influences on the process of transforming the built environment. It focuses on situations where resources are scarce and where both culture and technology are in a state of rapid change.


ARCSR Team

Maurice Mitchell: Director of Research
Bo Tang: Research Coordinator
Shamoon Patwari
Robert Barnes
Francesca Pont
Julia King
Rachel O’Grady

Research projects

Corroboration of research impact

Publications

Recent news from The Cass

RIBA London Regional Awards 2017

Cass tutors, Fergus Fielden and Edmund Fowles, receive a 2017 RIBA London Regional Award for their work on Feilden Fowles Studio.

Peter Marigold shortlisted for crafts prize

Peter Marigold, who teaches on Furniture and Product Design at The Cass, has been shortlisted for the Woman's Hour Craft Prize.

Cass Summer Shows 2017 - dates announced

Students from London Met’s Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design showcase their talent with a season of summer events.

Cass leads wave of London Met gains in Guardian University Guide

Art courses ranked second best in London again for student satisfaction, while the School of Computing and Digital Media's Maths course scores 10/10 for ‘Value Added’.

PhD Seminar with The Cass

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Reflective Scepticism - Critical Presentation of Research: PhD Seminar with The Cass, London & Hasselt University

Art and Design second in London for student satisfaction

Art and Design at The Cass jumps 24 places overall in the 2017 Complete University Guide and places fifth in London for graduate prospects.

The Encounter

Join The Cass from 19 May as we do something a little different and turn this page into a special theatre experience.

Theatre and Performance triumph with DEN

Students showcased a programme of site-specific performances and installations on the themes of secrecy and disguise at Shoreditch Town Hall.

Authors for 22nd Irish Writers in London Summer School announced

The guest authors for the 22nd Irish Writers in London Summer School have been announced, with Jess Kidd, winner of last year’s Costa Short Story Award, joining this year’s line-up.

Graffiti, memory and the city

The Cass is proud to host a panel discussion on ‘Graffiti, Memory and the City’ as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Cass Summer Shows 2017 - dates announced

Students from London Met’s Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design showcase their talent with a season of summer events.

There will be nothing left to suck

DOW Collective, a group of emerging curators from Curating the Contemporary MA, launch their inaugural exhibition at the Cass Bank Gallery.

St James’s Palace hosts ‘inspiring’ London Met enterprise awards

Big Idea Challenge 2017 showcases London Met’s contribution to innovation and enterprise in the capital.

Upholstery: a sustainable future

Short Courses at The Cass sponsor panel discussion exploring the issues around upholstery, sustainability and throwaway culture at the Geffrye Museum.

Weird Garden

4th May 2017

A First Thursday evening of experimental sound and vison curated by Cass Fine Art student, Raisa Watkiss.