New Continuum courses released:

 The Design of Risk
 tillFrom the National Architecture Conference 2015: Risk

Jeremy Till addresses the theme of risk through his work as Head of Central Saint Martins in London, widely considered one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, and Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London.
 Talking SHoP: Taking risks from New York to Seoul to Barcelona
 shop From the National Architecture Conference 2015: Risk

Gregg Pasquarelli addresses the theme of risk and focuses on the ways in which his practice engages risk as a productive element within their work.

Since 1996 New York-based SHoP Architects has set the standard for creative exploration in the field of architecture and modelled a new way forward with its unconventional approach to design. The firm’s method centres on a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice, coupled with the courage to expand beyond the architect’s traditional roles.
Inspiring Spaces
 ins spacesWhat if our health became the basis for judging every building and every public space? What if each of us—every person, everywhere—asked, “Does this place cause health? How does it make me feel?”

The architects involved in this session have design expectations that serve to optimise wellbeing and inspire. This session will explore health facilities that make people better and educational buildings that encourage learning and “teach” students. Case studies from Canada and Australia will be presented with clear examples of the benefits of human-centric design.
 Geographic Specificity: An African Perspective

This course is from the National Architecture Conference 2014: Making. 

David Adjaye and his practice Adjaye Associates (founded in London, but since expanded to the US, Germany and Ghana) seek to create “buildings that belong to yet diverge from their contexts, absorbing and animating difference rather than homogenizing it.” Sensitivity to materials, color, shape, and light informs the work on all scales.

 Making Culture I

This course is from the National Architecture Conference 2014: Making. 

Making Culture positions architecture as an element of culture, and the process of making architecture an act of cultural production. This approach asserts that the interpretation of and contribution to culture(s) as the primary productive task of architecture, before response to brief, programme, site or other obligations. A series of conversations will explore how the appeal of culture can be used as a tool to enable architecture’s transformative function, to enhance the particularity of place and to stimulate a renewal of institutions.