As has now become tradition, the academic year in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape began with an intense week of creativity and experimentation, Charrette Week.
This year’s theme centred on “Spectacular, Failure, Help” with studios creating projects ranging from one person shelters to audio-visual installations. The twelve studio groups were led by visiting professionals, bringing their expertise, guidance and leadership to new and existing students.
After an enjoyable week of building, crafting and constructing, the projects were all showcased at the exhibition on Friday afternoon in the Architecture Building. The exhibition itself was formally opened by special guest Sir Terry Farrell, a world-renowned architect and Newcastle University alumnus, and attended by local architecture and planning firms and professionals.
This week of activity gives new students a bold introduction to life at Newcastle University, and specifically within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. The studios bring together students from all undergraduate and masters’ levels across a variety of taught design and art courses – increasing their networks, broadening their understanding and developing their skills.
published on: 10 October 2018