These three CHASE training days, co-organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the ASSC (Architecture, Space and Society Centre, Birkbeck) will collaboratively consider a question fundamental to PhD students in architecture and other disciplines, particularly in relation to public institutions, social housing, and resettlement: ‘What is the social in architecture?’
Each training day will be comprised of a participatory training/skills session and a more public presentation of exemplary work in this area. Students will be expected to take on active roles in chairing discussions, acting as discussants, recording events, conducting and transcribing interviews, writing posts for the ICA/CHASE blogs, and thinking about the ethical, political and social structures in which their own research is situated.
Besides architecture and urban planning, the sessions will touch upon themes of ethics and equality, cultural geography, environmental psychology and performativity, community practice and documentary film or photography.
The aim is for these sessions to be generative events, shaping new ways of working together and involving different perspectives and stakeholders in the nature of the public institution/space.
Eligibility and Application Process
Open to postgraduate research students from across the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE).
Register your place through the online application form below by 12:00 on 7 November.
Please note that places are limited and applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance to all three sessions is required.
If you would like any further information or have questions about any of the above then please contact Mark Crinson email@example.com
Day 3 – 21 June – Redefining the social in architecture
Location: ICA, London
This day will focus on a cross-section of themes, from the social role of architectural criticism, the anthropology of the social, to researching the history of housing types, led by the participants in the previous two sessions. The day will be structured into three panels around sub-themes shaped by students, each led by an academic working in a different discipline, with a student chair and 3 PhD respondents.