The Challenges of ‘Future Cities’ For Architectural Education and UK Universities

It is time for the next ASN event – The Challenges of ‘Future Cities’ For Architectural Education and UK Universities

It will take place on 3rd of April in Anglia Ruskin University.

We would be really happy to have each school represented and take part in the discussion – what is the role of the architect today and in the ‘Future City’. The scheduled talks will address the criteria for architectural education that is needed to reflect on the challenges of the ‘Future Cities’ and faced by future practitioners.

Although it is the beginning of the Easter break we thoroughly recommend that people take this opportunity to make connections with students around the UK and see Chelmsford.

We are hoping for strong attendance.



The ASN will be running a morning session at Radical Pedagogies Symposium on 4th June 2015, London, CASS School of Art!

Event's Poster

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The ASN have been invited by Harriet Harris and Daisy Froud to lead a special ASN student-only morning session focussing upon generating a students manifesto for architectural education.

This is part of the one day symposium they are hosting on the launch of their new book – Radical Pedagogies: Architectural education & the British Tradition.

This manifesto will be used to inform the evening panel debate on future models. The event will be captured in pod-casts, articles, illustrations and a special edition of the Oxford School of Architecture magazine.

Date: Thursday 1st June 2015
Time: 10:30 – 13:00
Venue: CASS, 59-63 Whitechapel High St, E1 7PE London

Places are limited so please confirm your attendance by booking at the link below under the student category:

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  Do spread the word with anyone else you’d like to invite. If you aren’t able to attend the event and would like to contribute, send us an email or tweet @The_ASN

Open for Nominations: #TheASNTwitter50

While the #BDTwitter100 is good, and serves its purpose well, it is generally geared towards the wider industry, and pays only lip-service to students and our needs.

That is why we’ve opened nominations for the 2013 #TheASNTwitter50. Nominate those users you enjoy (dis)agreeing with, find useful during your professional experience or are talking about the issues that concern you the most. These could be architects, students, construction professionals or even your local community group who have supported you through your education.

Send your nominations to @the_ASN using #TheASNTwitter50 by midnight on Friday 29th March (Good Friday), with the aim to have results out by the end of the long weekend. We’ll also compile the top 50 into an easy to follow list.

We’ll try and be as un-subjective as possible, but we’ll try to group them into common themes as they emerge, for example: users talking about part 3 issues, offering technical tutorials or advice, architectural technicians, coders, educators, et cetera.

DE Magazine have kindly offered a year subscription to the users in the overall Top 10.