Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR) is an established research area within the teaching, research and practice of architecture. The group has made a key contribution to date, alongside initiatives at parallel institutions and organisations including charities and interest groups. It examines and extends knowledge of how the built environment is transformed with an emphasis on pressing areas of policy demand in which formal architectural and design processes tend to have little impact. This includes slum renewal, humanitarian practice, migration dynamics and social development. The focus is on situations where resources are scarce and where both culture and technology are in a state of rapid change.
The group, which has links with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales, The Water Trust (ARCSR) and international NGOs, has engaged in projects in India, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Nepal, Greece and Italy.
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Making a greener city through the civic inclusion of migrants
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Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met
London Met's first University-wide research conference brought together students and staff to share and showcase their research with other curious minds within our community.
EVENT: Architecture and the Culture of Understanding
Thursday 20 February 2020 at 6.30pm
Professorial lecture by Cass Head of Architecture, Professor Christian Frost.