Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited) will be joining us next Wednesday, 18 March 2015 for an informal discussion over and after lunch.
Proposed points for the conversation, in which we’ll talk both of STEALTH’s and our own practices & research, could include:
– Coming from a practice background, how does one switch from ‘practice’ to ‘research mode’ as the PhD starts? What does ‘research’ imply in this context and for one’s practice?
– How to deal with issues of positionality and the multiple roles one needs to juggle being at the same time a practitioner, a researcher, a member of a community, …?
– What may happen after the PhD? How to accommodate a thorough, slow, reflexive kind of research-practice process into our messy busy everyday lives?
These are obviously non-exclusive and we’d be happy to add more points to the menu.
We’ll meet at 1pm in the communal space on the 9th floor of the Arts Tower and may move to a quieter space after lunch should the place be too busy.
Wednesday 28 June 2014 – 18h00 – room 16.03
Fragile Possibilities in the Big Plans
Balconies, extensive and robust asphalt surfaces, ground floor flat windows and toilets, sand, back- and front gardens, occupied basement air-raid shelters, doors …
These are some of the material and spatial dimensions that residents’ appreciate and care for in three Scandinavian post-war modernist housing estates.
Revolving around such details this lecture explores fragile architectural strategies and theories that may contribute to the redevelopment of the Big Plans by motivating engagement with place and change over time.
Heidi Svenningsen Kajita is a Danish architect and currently PhD student at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
She was a senior lecturer at University of East London 2003-10, and has practiced in London with muf architecture/ art amongst others.
A talk and discussion with Yutaka Sho, 14th March 2012, 6pm
The Well, Floor 16, The Arts Tower
Yutaka is the founder of General Architecture Collaborative, a US-based design and advocacy firm that works with non-profit, municipal and academic partners. In Rwanda GAC is building a village and an accompanying community center for an association of widows of the 1994 genocide. She has researched and practiced in Lebanon, Bangladesh, Turkey, Uganda and Japan. Currently Yutaka is an assistant professor of architecture at Syracuse University. She received master’s degree in architecture from Graduate School of Design at Harvard upon completing her thesis to design a network of public spaces for women in an informal settlement in Izmir, Turkey.
An open seminar with STEALTH.unlimited and Meike Schalk.
10:30 – 12:00 Arts Tower Room 18.07
An open seminar with Albena Yaneva
1.30 – 3.15pm Tuesday 6th March 2012
Room 17.06/07, Arts Tower, University of Sheffield
An open seminar with Katherine Gibson
10.30-12.00 15th February 2012
room 16.03, Arts Tower, University of Sheffield
We are pleased to be discussing J.K Gibson-Graham’s paper, ‘A FeministProject of Belonging for the Anthropocene.’
Following their critiques of ‘capitalocentrism’ and their search for plural, place-based economic alternatives, Katherine Gibson and Julie Graham turn their attention to the ‘more-than-human’ in regional development. They ask, “can we imagine regional social economies, connected to ecologies, to country, to place? Can we begin to see regional development as creating ethical connections between species and all sorts of life forms?”
Their paper is available:
Images are taken from one of their case studies, the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry. Stills from the introductory Video taken from: