PhD Research

Taught by Peter Carl

Against the view that architectural or urban order can ‘redeem’ civic life through sheer form, beauty, efficient systems, etc., the PhD students use their topics as vehicles for understanding the depth of involvements, the manner in which architecture and urban topography establish the conditions for praxis. Despite the manifold investment in complex technologies, global supply-chains and bureaucratic systems, it is still true that the city gives a definite direction to nature. From this it is possible to clarify the ethical horizons of praxis, which is inevitably rooted in the common ground of disagreement/conflict.

The students’ research is both practical and philosophical, using situations in London, Dongguan [China], Mumbai, Agra, Delhi, Duncan Village [SA], Luanda, Doha, Dubai, Monpazier [France], Baghdad.

Baban Seth Stone Quarry Worker Settlement, Navi Mumbai by Bo Tang

Exhibition details

Private view Thursday 28 June 2012, 6pm-10pm
Opening Friday 29 - Thursday 12 July 2012
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-3pm
Venue Spring House

Images

 Bastide City Territory, Monpazier, Vision Plan
Lucy Pritchard Bastide City Territory Monpazier

Lucy Pritchard 

 Duncan Village Redevelopment Inititative (DVRI)
Duncan Village DVRI Kirsten Jeske Thompson

Kirsten Jeske Thompson 

 Tottenham High Road: Depth Study
Tottenham High Road Jane Clossick

Jane Clossick 

 The Topography of the Individual
The Topography of the Individual July King

Julia King 

 Designing the city
Design the City Lara Gibson

Lara Gibson 

 Sixty years: Doha, Qatar Peter Chomowicz
Sixty Years Doha Qatar Peter Chomowicz

Peter Chomowicz 

 Observing Chicala
Observing Chicala Paulo Moreira

Paulo Moreira 

 South Façade of Victoria Street Library, Lynch architects 2011
South Facade of Victoria Street Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch 

 Carn Stabba Logan Stone - a natural balancing stone
Carn Stabba Logan Stone Rex Henry

Rex Henry 

 Depth of topographic order, Shipai Dongguan, China
Shipai Dongguan China Tomas Pipan

Tomaz Pipan 

 Adornments in the Umm Al Sheif Majlis, Jumeirah, Dubai
Umm Al Sheif Majlis Jumeirah Dubai Annisa Jabbour

Annisa Jabbour 

Lucy Pritchard
Bo Tang
Kirsten Jeske Thompson
Jane Clossick
Julia King
Lara Gibson
Peter Chomowicz
Paulo Moreira
Patrick Lynch
Rex Henry
Nagham Salman
Tomaz Pipan