New Year Solutions

A great series of  5 x 15 minute programmes on how we can all make small changes in our everyday lives to help bring about a big transformation towards de-growth and decarbonised society. The ideas include food, water, fashion, transport and use of space.

Have a listen to Irena’s suggestions on how to declutter and how to live with less space  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001w3q

Oher programmes:

Using less water: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001vl0

The wasteful fashion industry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001v7f

The shift toward electric cars: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001tz9

Eating less meat: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001t9w

Radio 4 New Years Resolutions

Thinking In Dark Times – Assessing the Legacies of Zygmunt Bauman’s Work -16-17 Jan 2019

Irena will be presenting some reflections at this event on the experience of writing through her talk ‘ Conversations About Management in Liquid Modern Times with Zygmunt Bauman.’ The event is hosted by  the Bauman Institute & CentreCATH with support of LAHRI at the University of Leeds on 16-17th January 2019.

Find out more about the event at https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/sociology/events/event/834/thinking-in-dark-times-assessing-the-legacy-of-zygmunt-bauman
Tickets can booked via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thinking-in-dark-times-assessing-the-legacies-of-zygmunt-bauman-tickets-53091738820?aff=erelexpmlt

Thinking in Dark Times Zygmunt Bauman

Merry Christmas from the team at BLA

Christmas Card 2018

A big thank you to all the wonderful people who we have worked with and for in 2018!

With the condition of Uncertainty regarded by many as The New Normal we continue to be inspired by the constant of human kindness and creativity.

We look forward to more of both in 2019 and wish you all a cracking break!

Bauman Lyons presenting at Staying Human: Annual Conference at DOGA – 10th January 2019

DOGA (Norwegian Design and Architecture Centre) hosts Norway’s most important and prestigious annual event on design, architecture and urbanism. The aim of ‘Stay Human’ is to shed light on the visions, innovations, directions and opportunities where design, architecture and urbanism plays a key role in business and societal development and value creation. The focus is inspiration – through speakers who talk to both mind and heart. Irena will be speaking on small changes with big impacts.

Read more at: https://doga.no/kalender/dagen/

Gwerth y Pensaer (The Value of the Architect): RSAW 25th Annual Conference – 30th of November 2018, Cardiff

Twenty- five years ago in October 1994, 150 architects guests and exhibitors gathered in the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells for the inaugural, not yet Royal, Society of Architects in Wales Annual Conference and Exhibition. The conference posed the question: Architects Leaders or Follower?

It would be fascinating to see how much the architectural profession has changed in the quarter of century since then.

Irena will be considering how can we hold on to ethics in architectural practice.

‘Value’ (noun) :The worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it.

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Research Practice Leads Workshop

Irena was pleased to be part of the Research Practice Leads Forum which explores the theme of ‘A step change in the perception of Architecture to leverage our skills to deliver better performance’ and has attracted representatives from some of the most research active architectural firms.

The workshop included presentations from Richard Saxon on ‘The Birth of the Digital Twin’ with discussion and Pecha Kucha presentations of ongoing research in practice Irena Bauman, Bauman Lyons on Built InCommon fellowship and Craig Robertson, Hawkins Brown.

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