Research / Staff

The paper, presented at the 2021 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference (Curriculum for Climate Agency: Design (in)Action), foregrounds a selection of courses and pedagogies that seek to take the environmental crisis as an opportunity to prototype novel construction materials, fabrication protocols, and architectural design methods, foregrounding an open-ended design process that privileges encounters with pre-existing materials over the architect’s own aspirations and ideas. In three teaching projects, and across several years and programmes, an approach that emphasises reuse and repurposing practices in relation to making (material processes and affordances) and making visible (diverting material flows; reclaiming values and valuing protocols) is outlined.

Recycled PLA panel, MSc Material Practice.
Sam Cornwell (Tutor: Remo Pedreschi)