ProBE Architecture and Building Labour Symposium on 15th July

ProBE Symposium 2016

ProBE Centre for the Study of the Built Environment University of Westminster – Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (fABE) and Westminster Business School (WBS)

ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING LABOUR: AFTERWORD OR PROLOGUE?

DATE: Friday 15 July 2016, 10.30am-5.30pm

VENUE: Board Room, University of Westminster Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW (Oxford Circus underground, then Regent Street, north west side)

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM This symposium seeks to discuss the changing relationship between the role of the architect and building worker, as well as the role of labour in the production of architecture. How is it possible for construction to be a truly collaborative process in which building labour is included from the very early stages of design? Is there any consensus that this is a state that should be aimed for? Are there historical examples of collaborative design and build projects? Does collaborative architecture look different and have a recognisably different aesthetic or are architectural aesthetics unrelated to the building process? And surely such collaboration is essential for low energy construction to combat climate change?

Please see attached pdf for ProBE symposium ARCHITECTURE AND LABOUR July 2016 revised

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