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  1. 06.11.2020

    Deborah Saunt's Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor lecture at Yale School of Architecture

    Deborah Saunt will deliver a lecture as the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University on Monday 9 November at 1pm(EST)/6pm(GMT) entitled "What next for the city?".

    The online lecture is open to all, with registration via the Yale School of Architecture website.
    Tags: Deborah Saunt lecture Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor Yale School of Architecture Yale University Research
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  2. 24.08.2020

    Sharing knowledge so we can build back better

    Over the past few months, we have been sharing our reflections on the social impact that Covid-19 is having on our lives and cities - and how we can work together with our communities to ensure we return stronger and more caring than before. We have been freely giving our time to work with diverse groups for the public good.     

    Many of the workshops, seminars and talks are now available online.

    In May, Deborah spoke to Peter Murray, Chairman of the NLA, on the insights that social distancing has given us on our urban realm, the research to be done, and how the results might make lasting positive change in our cities. The video is available on the NLA website.

    Later that month, Deborah joined the panel for a City Property Association webinar to discuss Greening the City, looking at what the City of London may look like in future and how the fabric of the City could be transformed in response to climate change and public health concerns. The video is available on the CPA website.  

    We also discussed "Transforming streets and spaces: safe, pleasant and practical schemes" as part of the Green Transport Recovery's webinar series, promoting active travel and sustainable modes to help us all through the recovery after the pandemic. The video is available on the organisation's YouTube channel.  

    Throughout May and June, we joined the series of events run by Urban Design London entitled 'Managing Streets During Lockdown', not only assessing short-term measures but also finding solutions for lasting positive change to make our streets safer, more welcoming and more resilient. Building on our work Sharing the Beautiful Everyday Journey, we looked at the location, extent and design of new cycling infrastructure to help prevent a car-dominated recovery. These videos are available on the UDL website: Managing Streets during Lockdown: Design Options and Managing Streets during Lockdown: New Space for Cycling.    

    This led to Mike O'Hanlon and Seyi Adewole delivering a workshop for the Urban Design Summer School on some of the techniques that we use in our research-led approach, spanning both virtual and physical approaches to mapping local neighbourhoods. Armed with these new tools, students were encouraged to research their respective communities, to understand what is going on and begin to see what changes might be needed. This video is available here

    Tags: Research Covid-19 communities NLA social distancing urban realm spatial strategists greening sustainability City Property Association streets neighbourhoods active travel Urban Design London cycling workshop seminar video
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  3. 03.06.2020

    Presenting the Business of Research at RMIT Australia

    On Friday 5 June, Deborah will be the keynote speaker for RMIT’s Practice Research Symposium in Asia and Australia.  

    The PRS symposium sees researchers, supervisors and visiting examiners gather to undertake the presentation, review and collective development of practice knowledge and ways of knowing. 

    This year will see the combination of PRS Australia and Asia for the first time online. 

    Deborah will explore how spatial intelligence, combined with research, must now play a critical role in helping redefine architectural practice going forward. 

    She will present the various ways in which research is being actively deployed in practice to respond to current and future needs, based on findings presented in her recent guest edit of ‘Architectural Design (AD): The Business of Research: Knowledge and Learning Redefined in Architectural Research’, co-edited with DSDHA colleagues Tom Greenall and Roberta Marcaccio. The magazine is available to purchase here

    Her talk will be streamed online at 9.00 (BST)/18.00 (AEST) and can be watched via  
    Tags: Research Practice AD LSA RMIT Academia
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  4. 03.04.2019

    We have Guest Edited the Latest Issue of AD Magazine Titled 'The Business of Research'

    Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall and Roberta Marcaccio have recently acted as guest editors for an issue of AD magazine titled "The Business of Research: Knowledge and Learning redefined in Architectural Practice".

    The publication brings together some amazing practices and writers from around the world to explore the emerging landscape of practice-based architectural research and understand the ways in which this new mode has been turning the traditional architectural studio into a learning environment that adopts and adapts academic models, and – more or less explicitly – posits architectural research as a potential source of business intelligence. 

    The full issue can be viewed online here and the launch of the printed edition will take place in June.

    Anne Boddington (Kingston University), Alison Creba, Lionel Devlieger (Rotor), Daniel Davis (WeWork), Harriet Harriss (RCA), Rory Hyde (V&A), Lara Kinneir (LSA), James Soane (Project Orange), Ziona Strelitz (ZZA), Leon van Schaik (RMIT), John Zhang (University of Westminster) and David Green (Perkins+Will).

    Featured Practices:
    Assemble (Jane Hall), Foster + Partners (Michael Jones), iredale pedersen hook (Martyn Hook), OMA/AMO (Carol Patterson), Frederik Weissenborn (Public Practice), Superflux (Anab Jain, Jon Ardern Danielle Knight) and DSDHA (Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall, Roberta Marcaccio).
    Tags: Research Practice AD LSA RMIT Academia
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  5. 24.08.2018

    DSDHA at the Docomomo International Conference

    Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change
    15th Docomomo International Conference
    Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    28 to 31 August 2018

    Next week Deborah Saunt and Roberta Marcaccio from DSDHA will present two papers at the 15th International Docomomo Conference in Ljubljana. Deborah will be speaking about our recent work at the Smithsons' Economist Plaza (now renamed Smithson Plaza), while Roberta will report on our research on cycling and mobility in London.

    Every two years Docomomo (the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) organises an international conference, bringing together members and friends from its 72 national Working Parties, as an opportunity for in-depth exploration of an important theme or aspect of the Modern Movement. The 15th International Conference addresses the history of Modern Movement transformations, both in relation to cultural and natural aspects within the overall continuity of change.
    Tags: Modern Movemnet Smithson cycling urban mobility Docomomo Research
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  6. 03.08.2018

    The Business of Research Symposium

    Tuesday 3 July
    2 to 6.30 pm
    Foster + Partners
    Riverside, 22 Hester Rd
    London SW11 4AN

    In preparation for our guest-edited issue of Architectural Design – titled ‘The Business of Research’ (Spring 2019) – DSDHA have assembled distinguished scholars, researchers and a number of practitioners, both in public and private fields, to discuss the emerging landscape of practice-based architectural research: a mode of working which is destabilising the deep-rooted separation between academia and practice, demanding a new definition of the term ‘research’, one that is relevant to both parties.

    Speakers included Shumi Bose, WeWork, Public Practice, OMA, Assemble, Ziona Strelitz, James Soane, Lara Kinneir and more.

    Read Jessie Turnbull's review of the event for the RIBA Journal here.
    Tags: AD DSDHA Symposium Research architecture The Business of Research RIBA Journal
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