Research Symposium with STEALTH.unlimited

On 17 February the School of Architecture is hosting a research symposium with Ana Džokic and Marc Neelen from STEALTH.unlimited. The symposium is part of a 2 day event in which Ana and Marc are running a series of workshops with staff and students in the School.

stealth poster 17 feb

STEALTH.unlimited (2000, Rotterdam/Belgrade) is the practice of Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen. Although initially trained as architects, for 15 years their work is equally based in the context of contemporary art and culture. Through intensive collaboration with individuals, organisations and institutions, STEALTH connect urban research, visual arts, spatial interventions and cultural activism.

PhD Studentship Opportunity

We are pleased to invite applications for a 4 year studentship funded by the Grantham Foundation, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures focuses on advancing the science of sustainability and connecting it with the policy debate around how humans can live in a more sustainable way.

We are recruiting Grantham Scholars who will combine outstanding intellect with a strong commitment to public engagement, leadership and action. If these principles match your ambitions, you are invited to apply for one of our interdisciplinary PhD research projects to help solve the challenges of sustainability. You will be supported by the Grantham Centre through a unique training programme, designed to equip to with the skills to become a policy advocate and leader in sustainability matters.

Project title: Characterising Uncertainty in Complex Environmental Simulations for Public Engagement with Climate Change Conscious Sustainable Planning and Design

Project description: Urban neighbourhoods and buildings designed or retrofitted with future climate in mind are more likely to perform sustainably. To do so, the planning and design process will require uses of detailed site-specific climate projections, and complex urban microclimate and building climate models. Although computationally intensive, the multi-scale environmental modelling and simulation can be used to systematically explore a large number of planning and design parameters and options, to examine the likely effect on sustainability over time. However, the computer simulation involved is often computationally expensive and contains uncertain elements, and the implication of compounded uncertainties in the complex multi-scale environmental simulations is not well understood. This research aims to identify, quantify and visualise such uncertainties.

Further information and applying

Closing date: 7 March 2016