School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Research and Design Seminars

Research and Design Seminars

To encourage a dynamic research environment the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape organise weekly research and design seminars where research students, staff, visitors and invited guests present their work.

The seminars are held term time on Wednesdays at 13.00 and open to all.  Seminars are either held in the Exhibition Area, 4th floor Claremont Tower or The Gallery, 1st floor Architecture Building.  

October 2017

10th October: Roger BurrowsUrban Futures and the Dark Enlightenment: A Guide for the Perplexed 

25th October: Emma Ormerod (Durham University - The Local State of Housing: Deepening Entrepreneurial Governance and The Place of Politics and Publics

November 2017

1st November - Martyn Dade Robertson: Session theme ARC Experimental Architecture

8th November - Tim Townsend: What is Human Flourishing?

22nd November - Yasser Megahed: Session theme ARC Industries of Architecture

29th November - Ben Anderson from Durham University: Hope In Neoliberal Life

December 2017

13th December - Sam Austin and Ed Wainwright: Newcastle After Dark

January 2018

10th January - John Pendlebury & Loes Feldpaus: Heritage and Brexit

17th January - Jennifer Lawrence (Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience, Virginia Tech, USA):  "Fossil-Fueling Vulnerability: Extractionist Governmentalities in an Age of Extreme Energy”.

24th January - Jayne Jeffries, Rose Gilroy and Tim Townsend: My Place

31st January - Polly Gould: D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson and Parametricism

February 2018

7th February - Noemi Lakmaier: Noëmi will be talking about her art practice which takes as its theme individuals’ relationships to their surroundings, as well as identity and perception of the self. 

14th February - Michael Chapman: University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

21st February - A Feruandari: tbc

April 2018

18th April - Harrison Smith & Jill Valentine: The Mobile Distinction: The Location Analytics Industry and the Elementary Forms of Relevance. Venue: Exhibition Area, Level 4 CLT 1pm to 2pm

25th April - Saudanu Sukkasame: Participatory Housing Processes: Rehousing the Indigenous Community in Thailand. Venue: Exhibition Area, Level 4 CLT 1pm to 2pm

May 2018

2nd May - Ruth Machen: Facing Janus: Personal and Professional Discourses of Climate Change. Venue: Exhibition Area, Level 4 CLT 1pm to 2pm

9th May - Nergis Kalli: Learning from Tokyo: Eventscape. Venue: Exhibition Area, Level 4 CLT 1pm to 2pm

16th May - Catherine Alexander: Homeless in the homeland: housing protests in Kazakhstan. Venue: Exhibition Area, Level 4 CLT 1pm to 2pm

23rd May - Stephen Grinsell speaking about his research on the politics of concrete and how people react to concrete buildings from the 1960s and 1970s with a talk entitled ‘Rock ’n’ Roll: Concrete, Identity and Psychoanalytical Theory’. As usual this will take place in the Exhibition Area, 4th floor of the Claremont Tower between 1pm-2pm on Wednesday 23rd May. 

30th May - Tokunbo Olorundami: Mapping the Contextual Barriers and Opportunities for Realizing Effectiveness in Nigeria's Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regime: an Evaluation of EIA Learning Potential in Nigeria (working title). 

                - Kathryn Watson: Legitimacy and Value in Marine Science (working title)
Venue: Exhibition Area, Level 4 CLT 1pm to 2pm

June 2018

6th June - Alex Taylor: Living fruitfullyin/with the conditions of (im-)possibility