RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2012 Shortlist

The shortlist for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2012 has now been announced and published on architecture.com. Among the shortlisted, the following entries are from memebrs of SSoA:

RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis Steve Parnell of the University of Sheffield: Architectural Design, 1954-1972: The contribution of the architectural magazine to the writing of architectural history

RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding Practice-located Research Alistair Parvin and David Saxby of Architecture 00:/ in collaboration with Cristina Cerulli and Tatjana Schneider of the University of Sheffield: A Right to Build

Sarah Wigglesworth of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects: Around and About Stock Orchard Street

Many congratulations to all involved.

SSoA Graduation Reception

SSoA Graduation Reception Friday 20th July 2012 – The Well, Floor 16 – From 2pm All graduating third and sixth year students are warmly invited to attend.

atelier d’architecture autogérée / Doina Petrescu’s work featured at the Venice Biennale 2012

The Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée’s project R-URBAN is featured in the 13th Architecture Venice Biennale directed by David Chipperfield and titled Common Ground, which will run from 29th August to 25th November 2012.

R-Urban is a bottom-up strategy that explores the possibilities of enhancing the capacity of urban resilience by introducing a network of resident-run facilities to create complementarities between key fields of activity (economy, habitat, urban agriculture, culture). The strategy is currently implemented in Colombes, a suburban town in North East of Paris.

R-Urban interprets the topic of the Biennale – ‘Common Grounds’ – in different ways: not only as a basis for consensual action but also as a means for enabling grounds for dissent and differentiation within the very notion of Common.  Common Grounds as well as Grounds of Commons, R-urban proposes a starting point rather than a conclusion for a long term collective and differential (re)construction of the Commons in our cities.