The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Architecture + Urbanism recommends 'Voluntary Studio - Social Materialities in Cities of the Global South'

Leandro Minuchin writes
'We are launching the Studio for the Study of Social Materialities in Cities of the Global South with a two-day workshop, on the 16-17 May.
The studio will be linked with the work of social movements and NGOs working in informal settlements and urban peripheries in the Global South. The aim of the studio is to provide design solutions in areas of social housing and informal industrial infrastructures.
The first day of the inaugural workshop will be structured around a series of presentations. Dr. Colin McFarlane will be talking about his book, Learning the City and members from the Social movement GIROS, from Rosario (Argentina) will be presenting their experiences and projects.
The second day will be devoted to design. The members of the studio will identify key areas of intervention and start working on solutions.
The Studio will run through the summer (on a monthly basis) and meet fortnightly until the end of the year.'

The project is being funded by INVESTING IN SUCCESS awards from the University of Manchester

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