Testing Learning without The Pin-Up Crit at Dublin School of Architecture

Irena participated in a round the table conversation reviewing students work in an alternative environment to the traditional crit.

All students reviewed said they preferred it to the pin-up crit. The ongoing research in the alternative pedagogies was supported by four lectures in one week. Find out more about the lecture series on this link: http://www.dit.ie/architecture/newsevents/newseventsarticles/headline173089en.html


Hull Minster Phase 3

We are thrilled to be supporting Hull Minster on phase three of the transformation of the Minster.

The works build on the successful phase two scheme, completed in 2017, which involved reordering and opening up the Nave of the Grade 1 Listed building.

Phase three will involve the construction of a new extension, adjoining the Minster and facing on to Trinity Square, to house a visitor and heritage centre with exhibition spaces, a café and other facilities.


TEDx Bradford – Radically Social

We are very proud to have been part of TEDx Bradford on 16th January this year. Irena spoke about how emerging technologies can enable socially useful production and collaborative ways of place making. Find out more about the Built InCommon network and MassBespoke – the innovative off-site construction system that Irena, Bauman Lyons and architect Matthew Murphy are developing to enable neighourhoods to self-build their own community-led housing.



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/