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The Un-Urban Edge

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Over the past 3 years, I have had the pleasure of visiting and working in Valencia on a number of occasions; with colleagues from the UPV Universitat Politècnica de Valencia. During my visits, I have continually found the city and locale to be one of the most intriguing and rich places that I have spent time.…

Urban Mediator

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This project, situated in Bankside, brought together students from BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins and a range of community and cultural groups to explore the potential of architecture as a form of public engagement. Students were tasked with developing engagement activities to understand the challenges of the site and to gain greater understanding of…

Between Vine and Sea

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Central Saint Martins (CSM) in collaboration with Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) developed a project for the municipality of Teulada/Moraira, in southwest Spain. The aim of the project was to explore the challenges and opportunties of the municipality as it seeks to protect the unique landscape and culture of the area in a period of…

Creating Futures

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In 2008/9, working with The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, and three secondary schools in Lewisham (southeast London), I developed a programme to engage 2nd Year architecture and design students with year 9 and 10 pupils to explore design and open opportunities for young people to engage in design.

The Expanded Field

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Positioning Architectural Education within the Arts This conference paper was delivered as a keynote at the Arquitectura v2020 Congress , at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universitat Politècnica de València, 2013. The ‘school of architecture’ is a relatively recent development; when compared to the length of time that architecture has been ‘practiced’. The education of…

Intercultural Interactions

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Edited by Peter Beacock (University of Northumbria), Robert Mull (London Metropolitan University) and Geoffrey Makstutis (Central Saint Martins), this publication is a guide to the scope and variety of work within a number of architectural institutions that engages with diverse cultures and contexts. It considers work that asks students to bridge between their responsibilities as caring…