PGR Forum 2020/21

Workshop

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

10:00 am

Please join a Research Forum open to all students and staff of the RCA on 6th July 2021. Students interested in the career path of a doctoral research degree are warmly invited to join the discussion. A session titled “Studying for an MPhil or PhD Degree at the School of Architecture, RCA” will introduce you to the PhD programme as well as to students on the programme.

In the morning architect, researcher and curator, Paulo Moreira will present the lecture “Shifting Ground: The Failures of Luanda’s Coastal Protection” which looks at the territorial change of the littoral of the city of Luanda (Angola). The volatility of the area largely derives from natural phenomena, from a constant battle between water and land. It was only in the 20th century, during both the colonial and post-colonial periods, that consistent large-scale infrastructural attempts were made to stabilise the shifting ground of the Ilha de Luanda. Yet, these actions have not been entirely successful. This lecture will focus on the large-scale coastal protection plans implemented in Luanda attempting to reduce the impacts of the natural phenomena that had affected the Ilha over the years. Paulo Moreira will also present his documentary research with the community of Chicala in Luanda as well as his work on an online archive, exhibitions and films.

In the afternoon, PhD student will present short research interviews they have conducted with architects, experts and protagonists of their sites of research. The short films will be discussed in short sessions moderated by PhD students.

This event is part of the
Documentary Research & Writing Seminars
series.
This event is part of the
PGR Forum Events
series.

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Schedule

10:00 am
10:15 am
Welcome and Introduction
10:15 am
12:00 am
Lecture
The Failures of Luanda’s Coastal Protection
12:00 am
1:00 pm
Presentation and Q&A on Studying for an MPhil or PhD Degree at the School of Architecture, RCA
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Introduction “Let Me Share My Screen” Research interviews with protagonists on architectural practice and thinking
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Victor Oddo, 09.03.2021, 4:25 min. (dir. Blanca Valdes, 2021)
Moderator: Francisco J. Quintana, PhD Student, School of Architecture
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
Ernst Langthaler, 02.03.2021, 4:50 min. (dir. Philipp Sattler)
Moderator: Elisavet Hasa, PhD Student, School of Architecture
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
Daniel Barber, 09.02.2021, 5:10 min. (dir. Elisavet Hasa)
Moderator: Philipp Sattler, PhD Student, School of Architecture
4:00 pm
4:15 pm
Geraint John, 23.02.2021, 4:40 min. (dir. Yakim Milev)
Moderator: Maria Paez Gonzalez, PhD Student, School of Architecture
4:15 pm
4:30 pm
Joe Gilmore, 26.02.2021, 5:10 min. (dir. Dan Brackenbury)
Moderator: Eleni Han, PhD Student, School of Architecture
4:30 pm
4:45 pm
Diana Walker, 26.02.2021, 5:00 min. (dir. Maria Paez Gonzalez)
Moderator: Eleonora Antoniadou, PhD Student, School of Architecture
4:45 pm
6:00 pm
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Discussion "Let me share my screen"