A surge of digital services, such as AirBnb and Uber are increasingly changing the way we experience urban centres. In addition, with the rise of digital tools, services that were often carried out by governments are being relegated to private entities. Based on individualistic ‘user pays’ philosophy, such services are increasingly shifting the way our built environment is used, shaped and perceived. What is the role of architecture in this context? This talk will discuss whether and how an approach to architecture ‘beyond buildings’ can unveil a new potential for civic engagement within the context of the sharing economy.
Location: Future Cities Catapult, London
Timber City explores the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction.
National Building Museum, Washington, DC
Stadiums: Past and Future explores the facilities cities have built to host the Games, curated by Geraint John, senior advisor at sports architects Populous.
The Olympic Museum, Lausanne
Photography tours looking at how to photograph one of London’s fastest changing urban landscapes, Shoreditch.
Shoreditch High Street Station, London