Who Cares? is a student-led series of lectures, debates and events at The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, in dialogue with MASS: The Metropolitan Architecture Student Society, and is linked to ARCSR: Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources. Our programme concerns the interface between architecture and humanitarianism through a variety of themes and forms of practice, at one and abroad.
Whether or not you identify with the word 'humanitarian', the role of the architect in emergency or post-conflict situations is almost always complex and highly challenging. Under such conditions, a professional must deal with resource scarcity in the context of rapid change, and try to help those attempting to survive after disaster, or trying to better themselves with little capital and precarious prospects. The series examines what it is like to work in such environments, drawing in a range of practitioners, experts, commentators and enthusiasts to investigate how to practice according to humanitarian and development principles, the motives for doing so, and the reality of not-for-profit architecture.
The talks are free and open to the public.
|Building, Owning and Belonging – book launch with Jaime Royo Olid, Himanshu Parikh, Dr Matthew Barac, and El Parker||Monday 4 February 2019, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|'A global human crisis' in conversation with Paul Vick and Maggie Black||Monday 11 February 2019, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Toby Pear – Article 25 and CA-UK-IN||Monday 18 February 2019, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|EVA Studio and Corina Tuna||Monday 25 February 2019, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Nabeel Hamdi and Bo Tang||Monday 4 March 2019, 6.30pm||GSB-01, Goulston Street||Book now|
|Model Housing - Housing Models||Thursday 4 April 2019, 1pm to 10pm||The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (The Cass)
London Metropolitan University
|Antonio Capelao and Matt + Fiona||tbc||GSB-01, Goulston Street||tba|
The Cass Who Cares? talks 2018-19
Building, Owning & Belonging - Book launch
Monday 4 February 2019, 6.30pm
A book launch with Jaime Royo Olid, Himanshu Parikh, Dr Matthew Barac, and El Parker.
A Global Human Crisis in conversation with Paul Vick and Maggie Black
Monday 11 February 2019, 6.30pm
A lecture exploring issues of global human crisis.
Exploring The Role of The Architect in International Development
Monday 18 February 2019 at 6.30pm
A lecture with Toby Pear and CAUKIN Studio, exploring The Role of The Architect in International Development.
EVA Studio and Corina Tuna
Monday 25 February 2019 at 6.30pm
A lecture by Corina Tuna and EVA Studio.
Bo Tang and Nabeel Hamdi
Monday 4 March 2019 at 6.30pm
In conversation with Nabeel Hamdi and Bo Tang on Engaging The Humanitarian in Placemaking.
Who Cares? talks
Student-led architecture lecture series 2018-19
The Who Cares? talks are returning this year, tackling questions on the topic of humanitarian design both abroad and closer to home.