Communities & Housing Policies - A Conversation with Hackney Council
11 May 2021, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Automated Architecture (AUAR) Lab Co-Directors Mollie Claypool and Claire McAndrew discuss the future of housing in the Clapton and Hackney Council with local residents.
This event will be broadcast on The Bartlett School of Architecture's YouTube channel. No registration is required.
AUAR is a research laboratory at The Bartlett, directed by Lecturers in Architecture Mollie Claypool, Gilles Retsin, Manuel Jimenez and Senior Research Fellow in Public Engagement Claire McAndrew. In partnership with Hackney Council, as a part of an exploration of digital approaches to community-led developments, the lab presents House Block, a temporary housing prototype in Clapton, East London from April — May 2021.
House Block is designed and built using AUAR Lab’s Block Type A modular housing system, and demonstrates the potential of participatory approaches to housing, where local communities utilise digital modes of production.
In this panel discussion, AUAR Lab Co-Directors Mollie Claypool and Claire McAndrew discuss what the future of housing in the borough could look like with local residents of Clapton and Hackney Council. Topics explored will include new housing strategies, regeneration measures, self-building and its implications for housing policies.
- Mollie Claypool
Mollie Claypool is a Lecturer in Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture and the Co-Director of Automated Architecture (AUAR) Labs & Ltd.
- Neil Cleary
Neil Cleary is Project Manager for Affordable Housing at London Borough of Hackney.
- Nathan Keats
Nathan Keats is Project Officer for Housing Strategy & Policy at London Borough of Hackney.
- Dr Claire McAndrew
Dr Claire McAndrew is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Engagement at The Bartlett School of Architecture and the Co-Director of Automated Architecture (AUAR) Labs & Ltd.
- Mathieu Rogers
Mathieu Rogers is Area Regeneration Manager for Hackney Wick and Upper Lee Valley.
- Clarissa Yee
Clarissa Yee is an Architect and Public Practice Alumni working in the Asset Review Team at London Borough of Hackney.
Image: House Block interior, by Mollie Claypool