We are delighted to be working with the inspiring South Square Centre, Thorton on the Stage 1 HLF project to improve the premises.
South Square is a collection of Grade II Listed 19th Century workers cottages and was renovated as a community arts centre in 1982. The Centre houses artists studios, as well as a gallery, community spaces, archives for the Thornton Antiquarian Society, fine art framers, a bar and a cafe. Find out more about South Square here: http://southsquarecentre.co.uk/
We are working towards submitting the application for Planning Permission and Listed Buildings Consent in June 2019.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Irena joined in a day of discussions concerning the question of how to Stay Human in the modern fluid society.
You can see her presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJcJnQ9hUCI
And all the other presentations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2uLkJDxHkM
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
Irena will be presenting at Radically Social TEDx Bradford speaking about the potential offered by digital construction systems such as MassBespoke to enable community led building and ownership of the tools. There are very few tickets left – get yours here tedxbradford.com/events/tedxbradford-2019-radically-social and find out more about the speakers on this link: tedxbradford.com/speakers
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!
A big thank you to Leeds Society of Architects and all the attending guests for helping us to raise £1222 for Architecture Sans Frontieres. Your generosity is much appreciated and will go towards the core costs of delivering the impressive programme by ASF-UK. Find out more at http://www.asf-uk.org/