Thu 31 Oct 2019, 6.30–8pm
Cass Research Seminars:
Research Beyond the Studio

arch studio 2 Joe Douglas

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The video of Research Beyond the Studio is available here.


The first Cass Research seminar of 2019/20 will explore the relationship between the architecture studio and the production of research.

Every year, studios and units at The Cass produce a wealth of research about the urban and rural environment, its social, spatial, economic and historic components.

Five architecture studios will present brief PechaKucha slideshows (20 slides, 5 seconds per slide) in which they show us what research they have produced and we will follow with a discussion. In this seminar we will explore how this research is captured; how it might usefully be disseminated to those for whom it is relevant; and how it can be most impactful to the wider world beyond the studio.

  • Studio 02: Colin O'Sullivan + Charlotte Harris (Hasa Architects) - Exploring the potential of the rural landscape in Germany and Portugal. Working with notions of assemblage, incrementalism and infrastructure, we look for small adjustments and architectural strategies that accept absence and slackness as a critical alternative to regeneration through completeness.
  • Unit 14: Pierre D'Avoine + Pereen D'Avoine (Russian for Fish) - River Roding,  a short presentation about Unit 14 design research strategies and outcomes 2018-19.
  • Unit 05: Michael Dillon + Alex Ely (Mae Architects)
  • Unit 06: Maurice Mitchell and Dr. Bo Tang (Architecture of Rapid Change + Scarce Resources) - A Vertical Offering: Research and Pedagogy at ARCSR. This PechaKucha will review the student offer within the teaching and research area: The Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources.
  • Unit 09: Stephen Taylor + Theodoros Thysiades (Stephen Taylor Architects)

Councillor Geddes (regeneration), Darren Rodwell (leader of the council) and Peter Murray (New London Architecture) discussing Unit 14's Roding model now exhibited in Barking & Dagenham Urban Room.Councillor Geddes (regeneration), Darren Rodwell (leader of the council) and Peter Murray (New London Architecture) discussing Unit 14's Roding model now exhibited in Barking & Dagenham Urban Room.

Row housing in the Savda Ghewra resettlement colony, Delhi, IndiaRow housing in the Savda Ghewra resettlement colony, Delhi, India (Unit 6, ARCSR).

Kevin Adorni Assemblage
Assemblage by Kevin Adorni (Studio 2)

About Cass Research Seminars

Cass Research Seminars are a series of public conversations which enable researchers to test and present their ideas in conversation with peers and a broader audience. The sessions seek cross-fertilisation of ideas and provoke discussion. Typically, they consist of two to three presentations of 15 minutes each followed by chaired discussion.

We had a productive year in 2017/18. Presenters found that the session deepened their work and added unexpected avenues to their thinking. All are welcome at Cass Research Seminars, both from inside and outside The Cass. For more information email j.clossick@londonmet.ac.uk and follow us on Twitter for the latest information @CassResearch

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