On 20 March 2017, Peg will be giving an invited talk on the film and project: ‘Housing Biopolitics and Care’ for the Architecture Space and Society Centre, Department of Art History, Birkbeck, University of London.
On 19 April 2017, she will give an invited talk to the Department of Architecture, University of Ames, Ames, Ohio, US, and on 21 April, an invited Keynote at the University of Minnesota.
On 19 November 2016, Peg presented a co-authored conference paper with Dr Doug Spencer (Westminster) on ‘Material and Rational Feminisms’ at Architecture & Feminisms: Ecologies/Economies/Technologies, AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association) 2016, KTH Stockholm. The audience was international and included around 50 academics, students, and architectural professionals.
On 9 January 2017, she gave an invited talk on the film at London Architecture School to 35 postgraduate students and academics.
On 19 January 2017, she gave an invited talk on the film to Architectural Interdisciplinary Studies, UCL, to around 25 students and academics.
On 14 February 2017, Peg participated in ‘The House that Philosophy Built’, a panel organized by The Forum (LSE) to a public audience of around 75. The talk is now available on the Forum’s Blog at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/the-house-that-philosophy-built/.
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?
Full details: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/forthcomingevents/the-house-that-philosophy-built/
Beth Lord screened Equal by Design to Aberdeen City Council’s planning department on 17 January 2017. The audience of around 20 followed up with a lively discussion of some of the issues in the film – including the suggestion that the next phase of the project should propose some practical Spinozistic solutions to the housing crisis.
Beth Lord published a short, accessible blog post, “Are we morally equal by nature?” on The Forum’s philosophy blog. Read the post here.
Christopher Thomas received a Santander Mobility Award 2015 which allowed him to travel to New York University to discuss his current work as part of the Equalities of Wellbeing research project.
Housing and Wellbeing Seminar (Part 2) 10-5, Friday 30 January Bartlett School of Architecture UCL 140 Hampstead Road
Panel discussions from UCL staff & other colleagues on: approaches to social housing design and its histories current planning guidance and practices new housing association commissions physical and environmental health relations retrofit and the ‘Green Deal’
Speakers include: Peter Bishop (Bartlett UCL/Allies & Morrison) Jan Kattein (Bartlett UCL & Jan Kattein Architects) Sofie Pelsmakers (The Energy Institute, UCL) Simon Pepper (University of Liverpool) Jane Rendell (Bartlett UCL) Patrick Weber and Sabine Storp (Bartlett UCL/ Storp Weber Architecture) Nici Zimmerman (Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, UCL)
Booking information to follow in January 2015