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!

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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

Northern Soul – Design Charrette 2013

This Friday, the Manchester School of Architecture will be hosting the first RIBA Northern Region Design Charrette in the wonderful surroundings of the old Hat Factory in Stockport.

The RIBA Northern Region is a new venture aimed at improving connections between staff and students at all the different northern schools of architecture. (Manchester School of Architecture, Liverpool University, Liverpool John Moores University, UCLAN,
Sheffield University, Sheffield Hallam University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Hull College & The University of Huddersfield).

Teams will be composed of a mixture of students from each university working alongside each other.

Reflecting a true charrette, the brief will be circulated on the morning of the event, but will be centred around central Stockport and the A6. Further details and some contextual information can be found on the RIBA Charrette briefing document, available to download here.

This would be a great opportunity to meet other local student ahead of the next ASN event on May 28th in Manchester.