RESCALE – RESearch into Cities, Architecture, Landscape, Environment

 

 

#LatinAmericanRoundtable
Urbanization+
March 2016


The roundtable invited London-based urbanists, historians, architects, designers and artists who draw on Latin America as a place of biographical origin and / or site of academic inquiry to discuss research that relates across scales ranging from infrastructural to domestic. The conversation engaged the shifting roles of Latin American historical identities, cultural perspectives and territorial ecologies in scenarios of rapid urbanization, linking strategy to management, improvisation or appropriation.

 

Read more and watch videos of some of the discussions.

 

Symposium: Japanese Avant-garde ‘red school’ and UK contemporary crafts
March 2016


The UK and Japan both have unique and rich craft traditions in which old craft skills and knowledge exist alongside mass production within contemporary society.


‘Red school’ is the title coined by Fujimori Terunobu for Japanese architects whose works are characterised with the aspects of handmade and deep sensual and tactile qualities of their buildings. The symposium was the forum to discuss the history of the ‘red school’ in Japan and the relevance to the contemporary practice of making in the UK.

 

Read more about the symposium.