Two presentations on the topic of timber.
George Fereday's research explores the use of domestically grown timber in the UK built environment. He investigates the territories between forestry practice, the rural economy and the timber building industry in Britain whilst promoting new architectural uses for overlooked domestic tree species. This research informs George's undergraduate teaching practice through applied structural timber prototypes at the 1:1 scale.
Jez Ralph, of Timber Strategies is interested in bridging the gap between forestry and end-use with a focus on innovation, localised solutions and distributed digital manufacturing. He also has a sideline in landscape-scale forestry and future land-use. He has been involved in the Evolving the Forest programme and also in lecturing/tutoring architecture students at the AA & Arts University Bournemouth, as well as being heavily involved at Hooke Park for the last seven years. Jez also has a current interest in urban forestry beyond the visual aesthetics as a productive resource for urban societies.
The two 20-minute presentations will be followed by a chaired discussion between the presenters and the audience, with the objective of peer review and helping the presenters push their research forward.
Image credit: Prototype House, Hooke Park © Architectural Association Photo Library
Cass Research Seminar 2019-20
Research Beyond the Studio
Thursday 31 October 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
This seminar will explore the relationship between the architecture studio and the production of research.
Thursday 14 November 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Two presentations on the topic of participatory making.
(Re)constructing Musics of the Harp
Thursday 21 November 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Two presentations by Mike Baldwin and Lewis Jones.
Thursday 5 December 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Maeve Brennan and Ektoras Arkomanis will discuss restorative practices and ideas in their work, involving the recording of actual, material restorations on film, but also using film.
Refugees + Mental Health
Thursday 16 January 2020, 6.30 to 8pm
A talk by Sandra Denike-Polcher, Dr. Corinna Haenschel and Dr. Domenico Giacco.
Architecture and the Culture of Understanding
Thursday 20 February 2020, 6.30
Inaugural seminar of Christian Frost
Imagination, Form, Fiction
Thursday 12 March 2020, 6.30pm
A talk by Aleks Catina and Dr Sunny Singh.