DOING ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH

socio-political perspectives on theories, methodologies & praxis

26 JUNE 2017

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

THE CENTRE FOR URBAN CONFLICTS RESEARCH

PHD & EARLY CAREER WORKSHOP 

WHEN /

26 JUNE 2017

9:30 - 18:30

WHERE /

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

1 SCROOPE TERRACE

ABOUT THE EVENT /

A one day workshop that will explore and question what constitutes architectural research, specifically research from socio-political perspectives. We are particularly interested in how we, as researchers concerned with architecture, overlap with and diverge from disciplines such as, planning, sociology, geography and anthropology, on questions of ethics, methods, theories and praxis. The workshop is designed as a forum in which everyone has an opportunity to speak, share their experiences and connect with others conducting research with an architectural grounding.

This event is graciously funded by the Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities and the Department of Architecture 

The Centre for Urban Conflicts Research (UCR) will be hosting a PhD student and early career researchers workshop, 'Doing Architectural Research: Socio-Political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies and Praxis'. During this one day event, we will explore and question what constitutes architectural research, specifically research from socio-political perspectives. We are particularly interested in how we, as researchers concerned with architecture, overlap with and diverge from disciplines such as, planning, sociology, geography and anthropology, on questions of ethics, methods, theories and praxis.

The workshop is designed as a forum in which everyone has an opportunity to speak, share their experiences and connect with others conducting research with an architectural grounding.The workshop will focus on the questions of 'how' and 'what'. What is architectural research and how do we do it?

We are particularly interested in architectural research focused on cities and landscapes and ask you to consider the following questions: 

  • What is specific to architectural research as opposed to other disciplines? Does it constitute its own methodological approach or how can it be seen to borrow from others? 

  • What are the benefits, challenges and limitations of incorporating theories and methodologies from other disciplines within architectural research? 

  • How can 'mixed methods' be designed in a rigorous manner and be applied to research in architecture?

  • What are different types of methodological problems faced in the field that arise out of architectural research? (e.g. ethics, safety, privacy, data security, research positionality etc.)

  • What exciting, new, or cutting-edge methodologies are you using or would you like to use? Have new technologies been opened up for architectural and urban researchers?

 

Questions/Comments/Concerns: ucrworkshop@gmail.com

confirmed speakers

Professor Wendy Pullan

Head of Department

Professor of Architectural and Urban Studies

University of Cambridge

Dr. Suzanne Hall

Director of LSE Cities Programme

Assistant Professor in Sociology

London School of Economics

Dr. Ben Campkin

Director of UCL Urban Laboratory

Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory 

Bartlett School of Architecture

University College London 

Dr. Juliet Davis

Senior Lecturer

Welsh School of Architecture

Cardiff University

Dr. Max Sternberg

University Lecturer

Fellow of Pembroke College

Department of Architecture

University of Cambridge

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