Three short talks about infrastuctures by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou, Lucy Pritchard, and Pau Bajet.
Projects from the Architecture Research Unit
This week's Cass Research Seminar is the final one in the 2018 series, and a celebratory one, with Architecture Research Unit leaders Florian Beigel and Philip Christou returning to The Cass to participate in presentations and discussion on the topic of infrastructures with two Cass PhD students they have co-supervised.
Architecture Research Unit (Florian Beigel and Philip Christou) is an architectural design laboratory primarily concerned with the exploration of ideas about space. These ideas are tested in live projects. ARU is a significant international leader in the definition and practice of design as research.
Pau Bajet's PhD, co-supervised by ARU, defines a series of design artifices for civic transformation. Such artifices are formalized as physical or cultural topographies that might foresee and instigate change in cities or territories. His work seeks, enhances and proposes anticipatory structures, sometimes in fragmentary forms, that might conceal an open-ended sequence of future possibilities. The area for the case-study is the southwest side of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. Former agricultural lands invaded by industry during the past century, it is today a loose fragment of the urban periphery being gradually absorbed by the city.
Lucy Pritchard's PhD project concerns landscape infrastructures in rural France. In her non-academic life, she is a Senior Urban Designer at Publica with a wide range of experience both in practice and academia. Prior to working at Publica, Lucy worked for Witherford Watson Mann Architects, General Public Agency, Levitt Bernstein and Kilburn Nightingale Architects, where she was part of the design team for the British High Commission in Uganda, which won a RIBA International Award. Lucy has also taught as a design tutor and served as a visiting critic at The Cass, The Architectural Association and Kingston University. She is also currently completing her PhD by practice with ARU, which has been supported by a Vice-Chancellor's scholarship.
You are most welcome to join us for a drink after this seminar in a local pub, which we will announce on the day.
Cass Research Seminar series
Dr Agustina Martire
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?
Cass Research Seminar
Organised by Dr Jane Clossick
Cass Research Seminars are a series of public conversations which enable researchers to test and present their ideas in conversation with peers and a broader audience.
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 PechaKucha night on the topic of Making/Drawing as Research Method.
Cass Research Seminar Three
Monday 4 December 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
PechaKucha night: Picking a Research Topic.
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, a presentation by Unit 10 leader and Head of School of Architecture Signy Svalastoga.
Cass Research Seminar – Regeneration and London's Lost Industry
Monday 5 February 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
Urban planning and architectural historian Juliet Davis will be discussing issues of regeneration relating to industrial areas of London with Cass Cities’ Jane Clossick.
Invisible Business: Frances Holliss and Mark Brearley
Monday 12 February 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
Businesses can reside in all types of buildings, both Frances Holliss and Mark Brearley research the accommodation needed by businesses of different types.
Torange Khonsari and Marie Brenneis
Monday 26 February 2018 at 6.30pm, in room GSG-15A
PhD students Torange Khonsari (Architecture) and Marie Brenneis (Art), speaking about An Alternative to Globalised Austere Architecture.
Pedagogy Panel: Teaching, Research, Architecture
Monday 5 March 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
J Benedict Brown, S Denicke-Polcher, M Barac and D Warren will each give a short presentation on their ideas about education, pedagogy and research, with a focus on architecture.
The Architecture of Autonomy
Monday 12 March 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
The Architecture of Autonomy: Threats and Opportunities in Industrial Places.
Asif Din and Annisa Jabbour
Monday 19 March 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
Cass PhD students’ progress submission presentations by Asif Din (Architecture) Annisa Jabbour (Architecture).
Bobby Supatira, Jane McAllister and Mary-Jane Opie
Monday 16 April 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
Cass PhD students’ progress submission presentations Bobby Supatira (Architecture), Jane McAllister (Architecture) and Mary-Jane Opie (Art)
Lynch and Luxemburg
Monday 9 April 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
In this twelfth Cass Research Seminar Rut Blees Luxemburg and Patrick Lynch will consider the problems of dwelling, aesthetic value and city participation.
City Making from the Bottom Up
Monday 23 April 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A
'Drawing as an investigative' tool by Maurice Mitchell.