The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Whitworth Park Capricci

New MA A+U student Rebecca King has produced these dream-like images of Whitworth Park, Manchester as studies for her contribution to the redefinition of the Oxford Road Corridor.

Thursday 25 October 2012

The Urbanism of Demographics: Next Eleven, BRIC 2.0?

MA A+U are very pleased to announce that new student Hajir Alttahir has had her article The Urbanism of Demographics: Next Eleven, BRIC 2.0? published in MONU #17: Next Urbanism
You can buy this and other issues of MONU Magazine on Urbanism here and flick through the magazine here

Friday 19 October 2012

Where are they now, too?

Since returning to Turkey MA A+U graduate Aylin Tara Bahcecioglu has been helping at the Izmir Architecture Week Festival, the 2012 National Architecture Awards and the Istanbul Design Biennial, an event which has been co-curated by CONSUMED: symposium contributor Joseph Grima

Thursday 18 October 2012

Cities and Urbanism: Ideologies and Futures

The new cohort of MA A+U students begin their literature seminars next week in the MA ROOMS of the John Dalton Shed. All seminars begin at 2.00pm on the date indicated and all visitors are welcome. Tuesday October 23 Tom Sydney (Sitte) - Juan del Castillo (Howard) Tuesday October 30 Christos Kyrillou (Le Corbusier) – Chen Xi (Kopp) Tuesday November 6 Zhouzhi Yu (Lynch) - Haj Alttahir (Jacobs) Tuesday November 13 Matteo Casaburi (Sadler) – Seton Wakenshaw (Sharp) Tuesday November 27 Gu Fang (Smithsons) – Rebecca King (Pope) Tuesday December 4 Curtis Martyn (Koolhaas) - Xiaoxue Bu (Rossi) Tuesday December 11 Che-Yu Liu (Krier) - Richard James (Lehnerer) Thursday December 13 Justina Job (Katz) - Shiyuan Qin (Sola-Morales)

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Where are they now?

Angela Heaney joined MA A+U in 2010 having previously studied Interior Design at Nottingham Trent University. She took the part-time route, and worked at Turley Associates in Manchester. Since graduation (with Distinction) she has taken a post as a graduate trainee with Taylor Wimpey.

Monday 8 October 2012

Competition is / as Architecture

Eamonn Canniffe has been invited to participate in the Experimental Research Conference Competition is / as Architecture at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel between 18-20 October. The conference continues the research project just architecture started by Alberto Alessi and his colleagues at the Hochschule Luzern.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

The Adventure of a Lifetime!

MA A+U were very happy to feature in this short film for Education UK. Shot on location across the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester School of Architecture and BDP's Manchester studio the film evokes the international student experience using Architecture as an exemplar course of study.
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