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  1. 13.08.2020

    Deborah Saunt appointed as Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University

    In Autumn 2020, DSDHA's Deborah will take up the position of Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture, following in the footsteps of Denise Scott Brown, Zaha Hadid, Toshiko Mori and Yolande Daniels.

    This semester's Advanced Design Studio will ask 'What About Learning?', questioning the right to knowledge and participation in civic life, and architecture's role in shaping education and urban engagement.  

    Reflecting on post-COVID impacts, the Studio will explore the condition of dispersed learning and will look beyond just bricks and mortar to apply spatial intelligence to the analysis of wider environmental, political and socio-economic relationships in learning and their different manifestations in urban and virtual environments. DSDHA's Jane Wong will be also supporting the Studio's research. 

    The Yale Studio complements DSDHA’s ongoing research into contemporary emerging behaviours, and also relates specifically to our work for the British Library and the role of pubic space and access to knowledge, both inside the building itself and beyond its formal boundaries.  
    Tags: Deborah Saunt Visiting Professor Yale University Yale School of Architecture Eero Saarinen learning education spatial intelligence British Library behaviours participation knowledge
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  2. 22.01.2020

    DSDHA’s radical redevelopment for the National Youth Theatre is granted planning approval

    The National Youth Theatre is a vital part of Great Britain’s cultural infrastructure, boasting alumni of the likes of Daniel Craig, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rosamund Pike, and our renovation will enable it to hugely increase its capacity to provide free and affordable opportunities through its award-winning social inclusion programmes that champion diversity and creativity.

    A new pavilion in distinctive green glazed brick will provide a fully accessible entrance and welcoming front door from Holloway Road into the remodelled headquarters, where a new 200-seat studio ‘workshop’ theatre and new rehearsal and co-working spaces will allow them to double the number of young people coming into the building. Futures plans for a new Pocket Park, working in collaboration with the London Borough of Islington and the GLA, will bring much needed local and environmental benefits.

    The project has received the largest funding grant of £2M from the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund and building work for the £4.45M redevelopment will commence in May, with the opening planned for Summer 2021.

    Tags: planning community education National Youth Theatre NYT Islington
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