Sorry for cross posting.
Plymouth M.Arch students' (together with students from Gdansk Technical
University, Poland) will exhibit their final projects in London, Mile End Pavilion.
The exhibition will run from Monday 13th
June to Saturday 18th June. There will be an 'official' opening of the
exhibition with a public debate entitled 'Is radical architecture
possible?'. We have
two guest speakers, renowned critics and writers Owen Hatherley and professor
Malcolm Miles, who will put forward their arguments. This will start on
Monday 13th at 16:00 and finish at 18:00.
'Radical Architecture?. Gdansk/Plymouth 2011’
The exhibition explores the consequences of the construction of new
major transport route, connecting airport and the port in Gdansk,Poland.
It provokes critical reflections on the social, economical, political,
spatial and cultural effects of large infrastructure investments. By
bringing together and making comparison of works of students from
different cultural backgrounds and with different aspirations, the
exhibition provides a background to initiate debates in urban
development in a (post) financial crisis context. The exhibition aims to
address the output of architectural and urban proposals with critical
academic commentary. Our aim is to ask again, almost 100 years after the
polemics of CIAM in claiming the active role of architecture in social
and political changes, what ‘Architects’ can do for the society? Could
architecture and urbanism be a part of radical politics? "
I think you could find it interesting.
Dr Krzysztof Nawratek FHEA
Lecturer in Architecture
[M. Arch. Programme Leader]
School of Architecture, Design and Environment
Faculty of Arts
University of Plymouth
Roland Levinsky Building
UK, PL4 8AA