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2022/23 Design Think Tank Module Launches
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LSA Summer Design Charrette
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Will Tooze & Daniel Wood — Plan for Chalk Bridge
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Peter Salman — The Deconstruction Institute
Jayden Luk — Grow The City
Jack Morgan — Freedom of Movement
Harriet Stride — The School with Roots
Freddie Hutchinson — Channelsea Tidal Gardens
Dominika Pilch — Kingsland Centre
Carlos M C Pereira — Social Celebration
Amir Hossein Noori — Narratives of De Beauvoir
Sam Butler — The Co-Evolving Workplace
Sam Pywell — Hackney Centre of Change
Ross Langtree — Wick Ridge
Mikolaj Strug — Identity and Accessibility
Dougie Haseler — No Fixed Abode
Jonathan Boon — Arrival Space
Francesca Taplin — Active Cities
Sebastian Maher — Build Back Beta
LSA LAB Director Lara Kinneir chairs UN HABITAT workshop on ‘New Urban Agenda’
2022/23 Design Think Tank Module Launches
This week the Design Think Tank module began for our First Year students.
Design Think Tanks are a 14-week module in the First Year of our MArch in Designing Architecture. They are collaborative research and design projects undertaken by students, working with leading architectural practices in London. The study topics suggested are ones that require urgent consideration, innovative thinking and design solutions that will generate significant social and environmental progress and beneficial urban change.
Students work in collaborative groups led by senior staff from the sponsoring practice on one of the shortlisted study topics and are supported by LSA faculty to guide students through the research and design process.
The Design Think Tanks groups for 2022/23 are as follows:
LSA AS CIVIC AGENCY
DSDHA with Alicia Pivaro
How could the London School of Architecture become a truly civic and meaningfully municipal institution, partnering with communities, local government, associations and civil society to effect real change in its neighbourhood? This Think Tank will set out a vision for the LSA’s distributed presence in Hackney, building on work focusing on spatial justice and research into strategies and tactics to empower communities.
The way we maintain the city can become a way of giving back to local communities at risk — this is how we are currently defining reparation, as a social practice. From this, our Design Think Tank, Repair as Reparation, asks how we can create new understandings of the terms and methodologies of retrofit and reparation, in the context of making cultural and civic spaces accessible and inclusive?
Allies and Morrison
Homemaking Revolution seeks to reinstate industrial uses in Hackney as a viable typology that can co-exist with contemporary and future modes of living, working and leisure. The
Think Tank asks students to develop an inspiring and implementable industrial scheme that successfully knit into the fabric of urban life. The site will support the manufacturing of construction materials and prefabrication components for housing.
The UK grows a little over half of the food it needs and our food system is reliant on imports which burden poorer countries with the related environmental impact. What might this mean for the future of food in our built environment in London? Throughout our DTT we will look to support innovative ideas which advocate for, develop and implement the growth of urban agriculture in our city through visionary architectural design.
How can Material Passports support material reuse of existing buildings? What infrastructure is required to support, promote, and embed the principals of circularity within the
construction industry and local communities.
NEIGHBOURHOOD CONSTRUCTION HUB
This Design Think Tank (DTT) aims to establish the feasibility of a Community Construction Centre in Hackney produced by The Built Environment Trust (BET). With a focus on retrofitting existing underperforming housing stock with bio-based building materials and systems within a circular approach we will aim to identify the key stakeholders and speculate on the activities undertaken at the centre with reference to existing and historical precedents.
How do we create a space that can improve community climate resilience and empower Hackney people to decarbonise their homes, schools and places of work? We will select, analyse, conserve and transform an existing, under-used space within Hackney to become a ‘Neighbourhood Decarbonisation Hub.’ The Hub will be hyper-local, directly influenced by the immediate local context, community and groups.
In our post-Covid cities, health and wellness are becoming an increasingly important consideration in the way we design our built environment. This Think Tank will explore how slack spaces in the High Street can be harnessed to promote (mental) health and wellbeing. The premise is that people will use services in their immediate locality before their health needs become acute and therefore will help devise their own proactive care and be active in a social network offering resilience through & weak ties’ in the community.
NEVER NEVER LAND
Peter Pan does not exist in the real world, while increasing dependency and frailty are inevitable for every ageing one, whether they accept or not. How do we design a Never Never Land for those Peter Pans who want to enjoy their later lives? With the urgency of addressing a more suitable living environment for the elderly in mind, students are encouraged to explore comprehensive urban planning and architectural design strategies for a mixed development scheme, which takes all stakeholders’ interests into consideration.