Away from the busy studio environment this week students and staff from BA Architecture, BA Interior Architecture, M’Arch and Town Planning courses took part in a thought provoking symposium as part of an annual series that runs for Masters students.
CUE Critical Urban Ecology events explore the city from an ecological perspective, as an environment that is socially constructed but at the same time arises from ecological and material processes that incorporate and exceed the social and the human.
The aim of these events is to connect theoretical and actual territories, ideas and matter, objects and subjects. Previously we have examined conceptual, interdisciplinary, territorial and spatial dimensions of urban ecologies. This years’ symposium considered new ways of understanding both rural and urban spaces and processes and then question their relationship with geographical and conceptual definitions.
The presentations led by Dr Karin Jaschke from Brighton University sparked lively debate and a rare opportunity to bring together theorists, practitioners and students from both architecture and other disciplines.