"Licht, Luft & Viren. The Architectural Arms Race to Conquer Berlin’s Sky"
Please join this SoA Research Workshop on "Climate Crisis & Architecture" with staff and research students of the PhD Programme.
"AIR and DREAMS: PROPOSALS ON THE IMAGINATION OF MATTER at the Goethe Institut London.
Exhibition "Documentary Architecture as Historical Method", curated by Ines Weizman with the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA) opens in Porto. The CDA is this year's guest institution in the 2022 Arquiteturas Film Festival and will also contribute a series of films to the programme.
Students in the PhD Programme join filmmakers and organisers of the Open House London event “Beyond Beck Road” in discussions with artists and residents in preparation of their exhibition. In the weeks following this important community event, students will be invited to studio visits and presentations of artists, curators, architects and residents to learn about their practices, but also about the history of Beck Road.
Nida Doctoral School (NDS) comprises an intensive one-week programme for DFA and PhD candidates in visual and performing arts, design, architecture and spatial practices, media, the humanities and social sciences.
CONGRATULATIONS! Elisavet Hasa has been awarded her PhD with her thesis Infrastructures of Solidarity and Care in Athens (2010-2020) Social Movements, Protocol Systems, and Prototypical Designs.
Osman Yousefzada will present his book "The Go-Between: A Portrait of Growing Up Between Different Worlds." (London: Canongate Books, 2021) as part of the Critical & Historical Studies Programme "Writers in Practice", convened by Dr Shehnaz Suterwalla and Dr Esther Teichmann. Thursday 9 December 2021 at 5pm. All welcome, please register via this link.
Order The Go-Between: A Portrait of Growing Up Between Different Worlds at Waterstones.
After a long first day on zoom, the PGR group will join Stafford Scott, co-founder of Tottenham Rights, on one of his legendary tours through the ICA exhibition "War Inna Babylon. The Community's Struggle for Truths and Rights". Time to meet, discuss and socialise!
As part of his research "The Architecture of Global Compliance; Ethics in Practice and the RIBA Code of Professional Conduct." Paul Priest launches an independent survey exploring the efficacy of modern slavery policy governing RIBA Members.
CONGRATULATIONS! Seyitan Ozer has been awarded his PhD with his thesis Interior Complex: Standardisation in London's Existing Housing Stock.
Bruna Montuori co-organises the online event “Contemporary Issues in Participatory Geographies” with Caitlin Hafferty (PGR Rep of PYGYRG) and the Participatory Geographies Research Group (PYGYRG), sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers (RGS/IBG). The event consisted of 2 days of keynote lectures, workshops and a panel discussion involving Participatory Research in Geography and similar fields encompassing researchers in the UK and abroad. Bruna presented on of the keynote lectures, titled “Navigating tensions in Participatory research with Third Sector Organisations: Negotiating Roles, Establishing Correspondences, and Enacting Care”.
Francesca Romana Forlini will present her research at the 16th International Docmomo Conference in Tokyo. The conference focuses on the theme "Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities". Francesca's paper is titled "From Within: Uncovering Cultural Domesticity" and opens up theoretical reflections on the fate and value of post-war estates by bringing forward a cultural understanding of housing interiors based on domestic material culture and immaterial, enculturated practices. This new approach, that looks at the ever-changing nature of daily life and, consequently, the shifting notion and manifestations of cultural heritage, explores the rich cultural dimension of modernist housing interiors. It then proposes an alternative theoretical and analytical framework for the assessment of the architectural and cultural value of post-war housing that starts, precisely, from within.
Studio Colin Polwarth won two awards submitted by Transport for New South Wales to the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (ALIA): The Pacific Highway Upgrade ALIA NSW Infrastructure Award 2021 and the Pacific Highway Upgrade ALIA NSW Regional Achievement Award 2021. The jury commented on the regional award which goes forward to the National Awards later this year: The influence of landscape architects in multi decade Pacific Highway Upgrade has helped shape the planning design and delivery of the largest road infrastructure project in Australian history. Working across local government and regional boundaries this project utilised benchmark processes and guidelines for the project and the state. Studio Colin Polwarth has won awards for the Pacific Highway Upgrade in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
The Architecture Film Festival London 2021 includes the UK premiere of The New Bauhaus (2019, dir. Alysa Nahmias), a film dedicated to the vibrant life and legacy of the artist László Moholy-Nagy. Afterwards, the festival will host a discussion on the film, featuring guest speakers Alysa Nahmias, film Director; Rebecca Ross, Programme Director, Graphic Communication Design, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London; Joyce Tsai, Chief Curator, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art and Associate Professor, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa; and Ines Weizman, Head of PhD Programme, School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London; and moderated by Dr Robin Schuldenfrei from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
Keynote by Ines Weizman "Threads and Hinges - The Global Flow of Architectural Elements" as part of IGmA’s doctoral colloquium in collaboration with the doctoral programme of the RCA, London 15–16 April 2021.
Presentations by: Ortrun Bargholz, Maria Paez Gonzalez (RCA), Verena Hartbaum, Adina Hempel, Leo Herrmann, Elad Horn, Philipp Krüpe, Dasha Kuletskaya, Mahy Mourad, Martin Murrenhoff, Stefanie Reisinger, Philipp Sattler (RCA), Malgorzata Starzynska (RCA), Kathrin Eva Seitz. – Guest critics: Dietrich Erben, Anna-Maria Meister, Holger Schurk, Brigitte Sölch, Kerstin Thomas, Stephan Trüby, Ines Weizman.