APPLY NOW for the MPhil/ PhD Programme
May 15, 2022

Applications are now open for the September 2022 intake. Please ensure you have read the application process before starting your application. For questions on the programme please contact Head of PhD Programme, Dr. Ines Weizman.

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Congratulations!
February 15, 2022
Book Publication
December 9, 2021

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.

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Conversation - PPV #23: VKhUTEMAS. With Anna Bokov and Ines Weizman
November 23, 2021

Ines Weizman in conversation with Anna Bokov about her recent publication "Avant-Garde as Method: Vkhutemas and the Pedagogy of Space, 1920-1930" (Park Books, 2020). The event is organised by Michał Murawski, Lecturer in Critical Area Studies, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL.

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Lecture
November 16, 2021

Ines Weizman lectures at the National Museum of Architecture, Oslo.

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Publication
November 19, 2021

Francesca R. Forlini published in the journal Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture". Her essay "Salotto Buono: the 'Art of Conservation' and the Permanence of an Italian Room" is part of her PhD research.

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PGR Programme Pitch wins in Transfer Video Award 2021
November 2, 2021

Honorable Mention for "A Short History of the Elevator Pitch" by Ines Weizman. Thanks to Margret Köll (sound), Armin Linke (elevator film), Farzin Lotfi-Jam (editing), Saskia Reeves (narration) and the RCA for helping to produce the film!

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Publication
November 1, 2021

Colin Polwarth published an article in Urban Design Review, titled "Living with autonomous vehicles in the city".

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Paper Presentation
November 10, 2021

Philipp Sattler will present a paper titled Conditioned Ground at the EAHN Conference, Actors at the Margins.

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Presentation, House of World Culture, Berlin
October 16, 2021

Introduction by Ines Weizman to film The Airstrip (Heinz Emigholz, 108 min)

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New Academic Term 2021/22 - Exhibition Visit
September 21, 2021

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!

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Launch
September 24, 2021

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.

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Congratulations!
August 1, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS! Seyitan Ozer has been awarded his PhD with his thesis Interior Complex: Standardisation in London's Existing Housing Stock.

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Publication
July 15, 2021

New publication: 100+Neue Perspektiven auf die Bauhaus-Rezeption, with a preface by Ines Weizman.

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Lecture
May 5, 2021

Ines Weizman, Lecture "Threads, Pipes and Hinges" in Series "Media of Critical Preservation" at University Basel, Spring Semester 2021, directed by Dr. Xenia Vytuleva-Herz (ETH Zurich)

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Interiors Matter: A Live Interior
May 28, 2021

Ines Weizman in conversation about the artistic research project by Ulrika Karlsson, Veronica Skeppe and Cecilia Lundbäck (KTH), and Daniel Norell (Chalmers) and Einar Rodhe (Konstfack). Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm.

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In Conversation with Anna Maria Meister
June 8, 2021

Ines Weizman in conversation with Anna Maria Meister as part of Tuesday Night Live x Emily Shanahan, Chair of Architecture Theory and Science, Technical University Darmstadt, Season 2 — 2021/22, Concept: Emily Shanahan Design: Moritz Ebeling, Live on Instagram @atw_architekturtheorie

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Paper Presentation
May 12, 2021

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”.

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Paper Presentation
March 31, 2021

Bruna Montuori presents paper Learning from within: relational practices in urban research through the case of Redes da Maré, Rio de Janeiro” at the AHRA PhD Student Symposium 2021 (School of Architecture, Sheffield Hallam University)

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Workshop
March 4, 2021

Bruna Montuori and Iona Petkove co-organise the workshop Collective Reading “What constitutes a common” for the Student Union of the Royal College of Art, opened to the college audience.

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Paper Presentation
February 18, 2021

Bruna Montuori presents paper “Cartography of hidden narratives: reconfiguring planning practices through the case of Maré, Rio de Janeiro” at the Dislocating Urban Studies Conference, organised by the Institute for Urban Research, Malmö, Sweden.

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PhD candidate Francesca Romana Forlini will present her research at the 16th International Docmomo Conference in Tokyo. Copy
August 29, 2021

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.

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Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (ALIA) Award Copy
June 9, 2021

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.

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The Architecture Film Festival London - The New Bauhaus London Premiere
June 9, 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.

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ARCH+ features Stuttgart Talks on Architecture: Ines Weizman
April 15, 2021

Keynote Lecture 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.

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IGmA PhD colloquium in collaboration with RCA 15-16 April 2021
April 15, 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.

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