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