The Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR) is an emergent research area within the teaching and practice of architecture. It examines and extends knowledge of the physical and cultural influences on the process of transforming the built environment. It focuses on situations where resources are scarce and where both culture and technology are in a state of rapid change.
Maurice Mitchell: Director of Research
Bo Tang: Research Coordinator
Index of Corroboration documents
Making slum renewal work: Indian cities managing urban growth
Review of Learning from Delhi AR
Reimagining sanitation in Agra
Global Monitoring Report World Bank (page 112)
UDG Publishers Award
Review of Learning from Delhi in Urban Design (p49)
Review in UGRG
Open House - Dispersed initiatives in changing urban landscapes
Live projects and their role in studio teaching - Intercultural Interactions
Ed Parham - the segregated classes: spatial and social relationships in slums
Meet city’s ‘Toilet Missionary’
Learning from Delhi: Dispersed Initiatives in Changing Urban Landscapes - Written by Maurice Mitchell, Edited by Shamoon Patwari and Bo Tang
The Architecture of 3 Freetown Neighbourhoods: Documenting changing city topographies 2008 – 2013 - Written by Maurice Mitchell, Edited by Shamoon Patwari and Bo Tang
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Exhibition Catalogue
Agra and London by Studio 7
City Pockets: Secret Gardens and Railway Lands by Unit 6
Sierra Leone - Exhibition Catalogue
Edgelands: Kosovo and India by Unit 6 /Studio 7
Walking City: Agra Affinities, Mediations and Perambulations by Unit 6 / Studio 7
Agra Beyond Taj by Unit 6
Freetown Construction Manual
Community Support Empowerment Organisation (CESO) Pamphlet
Shifting Places by Unit 6 / Studio 7
Learning from Delhi - Exhibition Catalogue
Namaste Delhi by Unit 6 / Studio 7
Savda Ghevra Resettlement Colony: Landscapes of Change
Navi Mumbai Stone Quarry Settlements by ARCSR
East Yamuna Exchanges: Everyday Conversations in Space and Time by ARCSR
Agra Narratives: Everyday Conversations in Space and Time by Unit 6 / Studio 7
News from The Cass
Project Oracle to be launched as a charity at London Met
The organisation’s application to become a charity was approved earlier this year and will be launched as a charity next month.
SICK! Film Festival brings NORMAL back to the big screen
NORMAL, a film directed and produced by London Metropolitan University staff, examines the relationship between migration, sex trafficking and the sex industry.
An evening with MOBO founder Kanya King
Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards visited London Met to speak about her career, and to offer advice to students and alumni.
Reusing rain leads to RSA Award for Christopher
Cass student Christopher Crawford-Kelly wins Royal Society for the Arts Student Design Award for innovative idea to reuse rainwater.
Do children really believe in Santa?
Research led by Chartered Psychologist, Dr Louise Bunce, reveals that belief in Father Christmas is still wide-spread among children.
New student rep elected to Board of Governors
Students at London Metropolitan University have a new representative to the Board of Governors.
Starting salary success for graduates
London Metropolitan University is the number one modern university for graduate starting salaries, according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013.
New designs for Russian architecture
London Metropolitan University has played a major role in the creation of a new and radical architecture school in Moscow.
London Met students Get Ahead
Students at London Metropolitan University got the chance to boost their employment prospects and study skills at a special event “run by students, for students.”
Ceramist called up for Olympic exhibit
A talented ceramist from London Metropolitan University has been selected as one of just 14 artists to feature in a special exhibition celebrating the Olympics.
Celebrating the role of London Met
This year marks two decades since the 1992 Further and Higher Education Act allowed modern institutions to apply for university status.
Architecture author wins prestigious prize
An academic from The Cass has won a top prize at the Urban Design Awards 2012.