CASS MegaCrit Lecture 6.30pm
Thursday 4th APRpril 2019
16 Coulston Street
London E1 7TP
MODEL HOUSING • HOUSING MODELS
CASS UNIT 09 KINGSTON UNIT 08 UEL UNIT 10
AKIL SCAFE-SMITH (PUBLIC PRACTICE) JAMIE DEAN (GLA)
RAE WHITTOW-WILLIAMS (GLA)
ADAM ROBERTS (PEABODY)
DAVID LEVITT (LEVITT BERNSTEIN)
JO MCCAFFERTY (LEVITT BERNSTEIN) JONNY ANSTEAD (TOWN)
NEIL MURPHY (TOWN)
The Cass is hosting a half-day exploration of how students and practitioners are approaching the future of housing in the UK. The program of crits and talks will seek to investigate existing housing models,
and develop a series of diverse approaches to the challenges of the current context.
The Megacrit brings together units across London architecture schools, who are engaging with similar themes of housing design and research. The crits are an opportunity to clarify your design thesis to be able to communicate it effectively to a new audience, as well as gaining a new perspective from other unit’s approaches.
Alongside the crits, an exhibition of collective research from each of the participating students will be displayed as a series of alternative housing design principles.
In the evening, guest critics David Levitt and Jo McCafferty will give a lecture on the Housing Design Handbook, followed by a discussion with the audience chaired by Alex Ely (Mae).
The day will conclude with drinks in the Atrium.
12-1pm Arrival + Pin-Up
1-3:30pm Megacrit 1
3:30-4pm Tea Break
4-6.30pm Megacrit 2
Arrive between 12-1pm at the Goulston Street entrance. Please pin up by 1pm.
The four units will be split between four crit spaces. In each space, there will be 8 students, 4 critics + 2 MASS chairs. The chairs will direct the conversation to create an active dialogue between all participants.
Each student will have 10 minutes to present, followed by a 20 minute discussion.
Each crit space will have pin up walls (1.5m x 2m per student) as well as projectors to present digitally.
Please bring your own pins/masking tape, and save your presentation onto a memory stick if presenting digitally.
If you would like to bring models, please let us know and we will allocate a podium in the crit space.
The ambition of the exhibition is to provoke a critical reinterpretation of the wider housing conversation, presenting each student’s thesis as a speculative proposal.
Each project will be conveyed through a single statement, such as ‘The Greenbelt should be recon gured to unlock land for housing.’ This will be combined with one key image and a consise project description.
Please see the Indesign template (attached in email) and return to us with the following:
Thesis Statement (15 words) Project Description (60 words) 1 x Key Image (A3 portrait)
Deadline: 22nd March 2019