Thinking Through Design: Between Urban and Rural
11:00 am to 1:30 pm, 14 September 2019
This roundtable convened by UCL Urban Laboratory will focus discussion on the architectural design aesthetics of the Bauhaus across the urban/rural divide
This event is free.
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Linked to an essentially ‘urban’ outlook on society, culture and economy, what are the implications of transplanting the Bauhaus’ urban mode of thinking to the countryside? And, as city-dwellers take part in processes of urban-rural migration - bringing their values and expectations with them - how might its manifesto and principles be used in the imaginative redesign of evolving rural economies and cultures?
The session will invite participants to think through these questions in relation to design interventions such as the De La Warr Pavilion, Dartington Hall, and Impington Village College in the UK, and a host of other examples globally, with a range of experts from the field. As envisaged by the 9th Earl de la Warr in 1935, we seek to understand how ‘thinking through design’ might lead to ‘the growth, prosperity, and the greater culture’ of local towns and villages in the 21st century.
- Elena Cologni (artist, and previously in-residence at Impington College)
- Phoebe Cripps (Assistant Curator, De La Warr Pavilion)
- Martyn Evans (U + I, and former Estate Development Director at Dartington Hall)
- Sarah Hughes (West Dean College of Arts and Conservation)
- Kieren Reed (Head of Department, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL)
- Ola Uduku (Manchester School of Architecture)
- Clare Melhuish (UCL Urban Laboratory) - chair
This session is part of THINKING THROUGH…, a series of events and workshops taking place at De La Warr Pavilion throughout the summer, supported by UCL. All events are open to all and pay-what-you-can.
Image: Dartington, credit Derek Harper (licensed for reuse under CC BY-SA 2.0)