Peg Rawes is a contributor to an episode of the BBC Radio 4 programme Living Room, speaking about the Parker Morris report, “Homes for Today and Tomorrow” (1961). The programme asks how past efforts to improve housing space standards can shed light on the present crisis. Listen here.
The Equalities of Wellbeing project will feature as part of Design Research for Change, a showcase of AHRC-funded design projects at the London Design Fair, 20-23 September 2018. For more information, click here: https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/features/design-research-for-change
The Humanitarian architecture society at Sheffield University screened Equal by Design earlier this month to an audience of around 15 students.
Exhibition run now extended to 26 January
We are excited to announce the Making Wellbeing exhibition, opening on 9 October at The Building Centre in London. Project film Equal by Design is featured in the exhibition.
9 October – 26 January 2018
The Building Centre, Store Street, London
Making Wellbeing is an exhibition and related programme that assembles key themes, recent explorations and interventions in the built environment that impact wellbeing at all stages of life, from birth to death.
In 2017, wellbeing is a benchmark that drives everything from government policy to classroom spaces, from the interior arrangement of offices to the design of buildings for care at the end-of-life.
But the term itself is a contested notion with many facets. Through a selection of major international architectural projects, new smart city technologies, research by ethnographers and academics, and even an interactive sleep pod, the exhibition gathers voices and knowledge from across the spectrum to offer insights and open up debate.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a major event series and will be the key theme for the second issue of BE:, the journal of The Built Environment Trust.
Curated by The Built Environment Trust
Equal by Design will be screened as part of the Arts of Spinoza and Pacific Spinoza conference and events in Auckland, New Zealand, at the end of May. Beth Lord and Peg Rawes will be joining by Skype for a discussion session afterwards.
14 February, 6:30-8:30 PM, London
Readers might be interested in this free event next week, featuring Peg Rawes.
Juliet Haysom, Artist and Tutor, The Architectural Association, London
Kristen Kreider, Professor of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Peg Rawes, Professor in Architecture and Philosophy, University College London
Shahidha Bari, Lecturer in Romanticism in the Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
This panel will consider the ways in which philosophers have engaged with architecture and explores how architects have thought philosophically about their own work. Are there are philosophical ideals at the heart of civic building projects and social housing programmes? What are the principles of good design and how could a three dimensional space represent an idea? Is the primary purpose of a building aesthetic, social or moral? Do we judge a building on the beauty of its structure, the practicality of its form or the human interaction it enables? And how should we imagine the skyline of the future?
On 10 November 2016 Equal by Design was screened for a meeting of around 15 members of the Scottish Young Planners’ Network (part of the Royal Town Planning Institute) in Edinburgh. The screening was followed by a discussion with Beth Lord, Adam Lang of Shelter Scotland, and Nikola Miller of Homes for Scotland.
In October 2016, a screening and discussion were held at the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Early Modern Studies.
Further screenings at University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council are coming up in the new year.