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Research by Design – Architecture Symposium

11 June 2018 | 09:00 - 12 June 2018 | 12:30


The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are pleased to present a two day symposium, from the School of Architecture

This two-day symposium explores the synergies between education, practice and research.

Research in schools of architecture is often at multi-layered crossroads spanning several approaches, disciplines and methods. While tradition academic scholarship has been historically recognised, the links between design and research have only recently gained force.

The symposium aims to respond to the challenges encountered by the architectural research community when conducting and presenting work that involves the designing of cities, buildings, the re-use of historic sites, of placemaking, and the use of new technologies.

It does so by asking how research by design can be further legitimised? What are the methods and strategies employed to effectively create, apply, critique and share knowledge developed through practice? What is the future of documentation and it’s multifarious representations and how do we capture this process? How can research by design contribute in responding to contemporary global challenges?

To engage in these questions this symposium brings together world leading professionals and academics in a series of presentations, discussions and round table.

The two day event is free to attend, but you must register your place on Eventbrite.

Any questions can be emailed to: architecture-research@port.ac.uk

The programme of the event will be as follows:

Day 1 – Monday 11th June:

  • 9:00 am – Arrival and coffee, EW 1.09
  • 9:25 am – Opening, EW 1.10
  • Session 1: History, Design and Criticism, chaired by Alessandro Melis
  • 9:30 am – Research by Design: A trans historical modality, Dorian Wisniewski
  • 10:30 am – Wymering Manor: ordinary matters and everyday practices in at-risk historic sites, Belinda Mitchell and Karen Fielder
  • 10:50 am – Bodily Environments, Antonio Di Raimo
  • 11:10 am – Discussion
  • 11:30 am – Coffee break EW 1.09
  • Session 2: Research by Design, Innovation and Education, chaired by Pablo Martinez
  • 11:50 am – The Why Factory: research, education and public engagement, Javier Arpa
  • 12:50 pm – Urban Dwelling Patterns, Roberto Braglia and Dan Blott
  • 1:10 pm – Discussion
  • 1:30 pm – Lunch, EW 1.09
  • Session 3: Cities and Global Challenges, chaired by Fabiano Lemes
  • 2:30 pm – Lost in Transformation, Thomas Auer
  • 3:30 pm – Significance and Impact Design lead Research: three case studies, Alessandro Melis
  • 3:50 pm – Turning Spaces into Places, Guido Robazzo
  • 4:10 pm – Discussion
  • 4:30 pm – Closing

Day 2 – Tuesday 12th June:

  • 9:30 am – Arrival and coffee, EW 1.09
  • 9:55 am – Opening
  • Session 4: The Future of Research by Design, chaired by Belinda Mitchell 
  • 10:00 am – Unpacking Design Research, Yeoryia Manolopoulou
  • 11:00 am – Research by Design and the REF – Round Table, Yeoryia Manolopoulou, Dorian Wisniewski, and Thomas Auer
  • 12:30 pm – Closing
  • 12:35 pm – Lunch, EW 1.09

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11 June 2018 | 09:00
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