Location

RIBA, London

Ideas to Change British Architecture

Client

The British Council / RIBA

Ideas to Change British Architecture

Urban Projects Bureau were part of the prestigious Ideas to Change British Architecture exhibition at the RIBA February – April 2013. As part of the exhibition, we hosted a 2 month residency at the RIBA and launched the Open Charter Agency, a new platform for discussion and action for the architecture profession and those disciplines involved with architecture to clarify, critique and act upon critical issues determining the wider role of the architect and their identity as a catalyst for change.

With public works and Owen Pritchard

http://www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/RIBATrustProgramme/SpringSeasonIdeastoChangeBritishArchitecture.aspx
http://www.venicetakeaway.com/
http://www.opencharteragency.tumblr.com
http://www.open-charter.net
http://www.publicworksgroup.net

Location

The White Building, Hackney Wick, London

Open Charter Agency Discussion Bureau: Knowledge Exchange & Modes of Learning

Open Charter Agency Discussion Bureau: Knowledge Exchange & Modes of Learning

Public discussion hosted by the Open Charter Agency, discussing different forms of knowledge exchange and modes of learning as an essential part of experimental and engaged spatial practice, and the potential for alternative forms of education as a driver of change within the architecture and design professions.
Speakers:
Professor Robert Mull, Dean of The Cass
Colin Priest, Chelsea School of Art
Neil Pinder, Graveney School, Trustee of the Stephen Lawrence Trust
Francesco Ponzo, The Silent University
Moderated by Alex Warnock-Smith
www.opencharteragency.tumblr.com
www.open-charter.net

Location

The RIBA, London

Open Charter Agency Discussion Bureau: Future Practice

Open Charter Agency Discussion Bureau: Future Practice

Public discussion hosted by Alex Warnock-Smith (Urban Projects Bureau) and Owen Pritchard (Icon Magazine), outlining the research and ideas that underpin the Open Charter Agency and providing a platform for an emerging generation of architects and students to deliver presentations about their thoughts on the current state and future of the profession.
Speakers:

Steven Teague – The Architect as an Active Knowledgeable Citizen

Charlie Critchell – The Role of the Architect in Local Governance

Gina Doyle – Reform and Agency in the Post-Political City

Joseph Henry – Student Societies and Informal Agency

Moderators:

Alex Warnock-Smith & Owen Pritchard

With thanks to Kieran Long and Michael Howe for their contribution

http://www.venicetakeaway.com/?page_id=95
www.opencharteragency.tumblr.com
www.open-charter.net

Location

Recode Gallery, Lime Wharf, London

Participation, Engagement, Informality… Some Thoughts On Our Minds

Client

Clear-Village

Participation, Engagement, Informality… Some Thoughts On Our Minds

Urban Projects Bureau discuss informality, participation and engagement with the larger forces of government and policy at Clear Village, December 13 2012, with Cany Ash (Ash Sakula), Indy Johar (00:/) and Thomas Ermacora (Clear Village)

www.ashsak.com
www.architecture00.net
www.clear-village.org

Location

Paviljonki, Helsinki

Hel/lo Let’s Talk About Alternatives

Client

The Finnish Institute, Blueprint Magazine

Hel/lo Let’s Talk About Alternatives

Urban Projects Bureau were invited speakers at a public discussion about Alternative Forms of Practice, as part of the Hel/lo Let’s Talk Series hosted by the Finnish Institute in London and Finland, as part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.

With Sean Griffiths (FAT), Beatrice Galilee, Annamari Vansa and Krista Kosonen

http://helloletstalk2012.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.finnish-institute.org.uk/

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Location

Hanbury Studios, London

Productive Dystopias, This is Not A Gateway

Productive Dystopias, This is Not A Gateway

As part of the ‘This Is Not A Gateway’ Festival of Urbanism 2009, Urban Projects Bureau presented recent work and took part in a round table discussion along the theme of Productive Dystopias, with Darryl Chen and Liam Young (Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today), Finn Williams (Common Office), Austin Williams (Future Cities Project), Tomass Klassnik (Klassnik Corporation), and Amin Taha (Amin Taha Architects).

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