The first mantownhuman Architecture & Design Summer School runs from 13th - 19th July 2014. It will be held in five leading architectural offices in London.
Critical Subjects is a unique opportunity for 30+ of the keenest students of architecture to engage in a series of intellectual architectural challenges facilitated by leading names in the field; to network with key architects; to engage in meaningful debate... and to challenge their preconceptions.
Over the course of a week, we will explore topics such visionary architecture, social criticism, historical-thinking and the nature of good design. Workshops will provide an open dialogue on classic texts and film, as well as sessions on ethics, the politics of design, human creativity, culture, global development, Artificial Intelligence, internships, the role of expertise and many. many more. Note: This is an intense event and not for the fainthearted.
An open competition will be launched in February 2014, judged by an international jury, to find the best students to attend this Summer School.
Students will attend workshops, debates, design charrettes,
construction challeges and exhibitions, held each day at the offices of:
Zaha Hadid Architects; Arup Associates, AHMM, The Architectural Review, ORMS, Amin Taha and The Building Centre/China Design Institute.
Mantownhuman was founded to initiate a debate over the future of architecture. We believe that only by critically engaging with ideas which are widely accepted and seldom debated can we redevelop a notion of an architectural vision as something worth fighting for.
Executive: Alastair Donald & Austin Williams
Organising Committee: Simhika Rao, Rowan Morrice, Julia Lasek, Nick Pocock, Guillermo Dochao Naveira, Sarah Shuttleworth, Elly Ward, Josh Broomer, Kate Holt, Magdalena Melon
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