RCA Society

CASS MegaCrit Lecture 6.30pm

04/04/2019 13:00
Europe/London

Thursday 4th APRpril 2019

1pm-9pm

The CASS

16 Coulston Street

London E1 7TP

MODEL HOUSING • HOUSING MODELS

#MEGACRIT

Units

CASS UNIT 09 KINGSTON UNIT 08 UEL UNIT 10

 

Critics

KATE MACINTOSH

ALISON BROOKS

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)

Overview

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.

1 Program

12-1pm Arrival + Pin-Up

1-3:30pm Megacrit 1

3:30-4pm Tea Break

4-6.30pm Megacrit 2

6.30-8pm Lecture

8-late Drinks

2 MegaCrit

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.

3 Exhibition

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

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