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This weekend, I will not be reading anything

Next Saturday, I’ll be delivering my first conference paper. So this weekend is not one for snuggling down with a few books, but covering every horizontal surface of my study in pieces of paper as I finesse the paper I’m delivering at this year’s AHRA Research Symposium. If you are in or near Cardiff on Saturday 12 December, drop the organisers a line (email below) and watch me nervously mumbling my way through…

Sixth Annual Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Research Student Symposium
Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Saturday 12 December 2009

10:30: Welcome & Coffee

SESSION ONE: PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES
Chair: Sam Austin, Welsh School of Architecture

11:00: James Benedict Brown, Queen’s University Belfast
Be Bold and Proceed: Fifty Years of Live Projects in British Architectural Education

11:30: Elizabeth Payne Toft, ESALA, University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh College of Art
Assessing Students’ Problem-solving Preparedness: Toward Politic Interdisciplinary Collaboration

12:00: Angela Collings, Queensland University of Technology
A Successful Balance: A Study into the Work-Life Challenges in the Architectural Profession

12:30: Lunch

SESSION TWO: ARCHITECTURAL & URBAN ARTEFACTS
Chair: Tom Brigden, Welsh School of Architecture

13:30: Wesley Perrott, University of Canberra (by Skype)
Divergent Pursuits and the New Organic: EPFL Rolex Learning Centre Lausanne by SANAA Architects Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa

14:00: Douglas Spencer, Westminster University
Parallel Lines: Formal Expression as Publicity in the Architecture of Zaha Hadid’s Central Building for BMW Leipzig

14:30: Nicholas Jewell, Westminster University
Blinded by the Lights: Imagineering Beijing’s Future Cityscape

15:00: Coffee

SESSION THREE: INSTITUTIONS & OBJECTS
Chair: Mhairi McVicar, Welsh School of Architecture

15:30: Steve Parnell, University of Sheffield
1984 and the Institution of Architecture

16:00: Catherine Tate, University of Melbourne
The American Hospital in Melbourne, 1942

16:30: Mollie Claypool, Architectural Association
The [dis] Appearance of the Architectural Object: Narratives of the Subject in Projects of the City

17:00 Close

Delegates are welcome. There is no fee, but please email lewisk2  < – AT – >  cardiff  < – DOT – > ac < – DOT – > uk

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