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Charrette Week 1st - 5th October 2018

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape begins each new academic year with an intense week of creativity, design and invention – Charrette Week. Joined this year by the School of Arts and Culture, the event will bring together students from across all undergraduate and masters levels from a variety of taught design and art courses, giving first years a bold introduction to university teaching and later years the opportunity to exercise mentoring and team management skills.

Students are typically divided into twelve “studios”, consisting of around 45 people and headed by a “Charrette leader”, a leading professional in their relevant field. Each studio is tasked with creating a series of responses to three themes, with this years’ thematic words being Spectacular, Failure, Help. Whilst the productions will feature in students’ portfolios at the end of the year, they are not graded, enabling students to push their creative boundaries.

The week culminates with an exhibition on Friday afternoon, 5th October 4.30 – 6.30pm, where each studio showcases their week’s work. The exhibition is open to the public, and local firms and professionals are encouraged to attend to view the projects.

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published on: 18 September 2018