Exploring The Role of The Architect in International Development

Who Cares? The Cass explores Humanitarianism

For the third event in the Who Cares? 2018-19 series, join us on Monday 18 February 2019 at 6.30pm at The Cass for the lecture where we will be exploring the role of the Architect in international development with Toby Pear and CAUKIN Studio.

Toby Pear is a Project Architect with Article 25 having recently joined from London architecture practice Jestico + Whiles, where he spent 4 years working principally on education and housing projects. He has worked in several London and Oxford architectural practices, amassing experience across a variety of scales and sectors. Toby pursued an interest in humanitarian architecture and vernacular building technologies during his postgraduate studies at London Metropolitan University, undertaking both research work and built projects in informal settlements in Delhi and Mumbai. This led to a spell working for an Indian NGO in a post disaster reconstruction project in Ladakh, designing and delivering a series of shelters and community buildings using local materials and technologies.

CAUKIN Studio is a collective of young architectural designers working on a variety of socially-minded design and construction projects worldwide. The team began working together in 2015, during their 2nd year of university studies, when the very first project, Playscape, was completed in Cambodia. After the success of Playscape, CAUKIN Studio identified the value of on-site construction experience in architectural education. The team operates international development projects which aim to improve the lives of communities globally through an exchange of culture, knowledge and skills. International participants work side-by-side with local people to achieve this goal through beautiful, well-crafted design. By seeking collaboration with charities and the active involvement of local communities we hope to make an impact on everyday lives and the architectural community as a whole.


Exploring The Role of The Architect


Date/time Monday 18 February at 6.30pm 
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