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.



Collaborating Across Borders- ASN Sheffield 2016

The University of Sheffield is hosting an ASN Conference where students will discuss the challenges architecture students face in a globalised world.
What are the barriers to international students within the architectural education?

How can students benefit from a Europe-based education?

Cultural differences and language barriers – how do these effect collaboration between students and how to overcome these barriers?


Collaborating Across Borders ASN Sheffield 2016

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

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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

ASN Futures Conference Programme Release

The ASN Futures Conference will take place on the 21st of February in Manchester School of Art. The focus will be on the new RIBA Education review and the future of architectural education in UK. If you would like to participate, there is still time to contact your representative or send an email to Attached is the programme for the day. Looking forward to seeing all schools there! programme asn


“A one day event of moderated discussion and debate.”
Manchester School of Architecture
Tuesday 28th May

10:00 – 16:00 ASN @ MSSA (including lunch)
17:30 Before You’re 30

On the 28th of May 2013 the Manchester Society of Student Architects (MSSA) is hosting The Architecture Students Network (The ASN).

The meeting will be the ASN’s first event since the successful ASN Forum in February, but where the Forum brought the issues of students before the establishment (one immediate result being the cessation of unpaid internships at Dezeen), this event will be a round table meeting of students from around the country.

It’s very rare that this happens in UK architecture education. It is the opportunity for the 12,000+ strong architecture student community to come together, to share views, discuss, and to strategise. To get the debate rolling, the day will focus on the double question: Where is architecture [both education and the profession] going, and what power is there in students to define it?

What is it about architecture that you want the ASN to be talking about? What are the issues that will define your career? Do you want to head up a ASN working group to take these issues further? This event will shape the agenda of the ASN for the next 12 months, with attendees defining upcoming events. All discussions and output on the day will be reviewed for the Architects Journal.

Attendees will also be special guests for the final Before You’re 30 lectures.

Attendance is FREE. Please register your interest by emailing . More information on the event and travel will follow for those who do.

Travel costs – The ASN has requested that your head of school pays for the transport for up to two students. Get in touch with them as to how to claim this back. Most will be very supportive, it’s in their interest to have students actively engaged in their education.

May meeting, Birmingham


Due to the location and number of those who reponded to the original post and mail, the meeting tomorrow has been switched to the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London from 6pm, Wednesday 30th.

This is far from ideal, and I apologise if anyone was going to turn up tomorrow at Birmingham. Please make yourself known!

If anybody in the capital or South East would like to drop by, please do,  see you tomorrow!


The next working group meeting will happen from 2pm on May 30th, with the assistance of Birmingham Institute of Art + Design, BCU.

As well as the general agenda, this meeting will take a focus looking forward to the ASN involvement with this years London Festival of Architecture.

Anyone with any items to add to the agenda should email Alex Maxwell no later than 5pm on Tuesday, May 29th.

It’s hoped that representatives from all Schools of Architecture will be able to attend, and it’s asked that attendees send a quick RSVP to Alex.

The meeting will take place in Central Birmingham, at the Urban Coffee Emporium, Church St, a short walk from Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham New Street stations for those not in Birmingham – gMaps