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 September 2014

Graduation Selfie

CURTIS MARTYN (2013) and LAURA MINCA (2012) two recent graduates of MA A+U appear in this selfie taken at the degree ceremony held at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, when in addition to their MA degrees they were presented with their Master of Architecture degrees.

Sunday 21 September 2014

Architecture + Urbanism recommends 'Sinister Dialogues'


A collective symposium on the negotation of sinister uses through building reuse

Thursday 25 September 2014 10am - 5pm Manchester School of Art

This day long symposium will focus on reusing existing buildings, memory and architecture and includes talks from Irish architect Sheila O'Donnell who worked on the Good Shepherd Laundry and Letterfrack Furniture College, German architect HG Merz who transformed the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in Berlin, architecture academic Margherita Vanore from Venice School of Architecture who writes about Industrial Ruins, interior design academic Terry Meade who writes about violence and domestic space in Palestine, artist Abigail Reynolds who created a series of artworks for the Topophobia Exhibition in Liverpool and Principal Lecturer Sally Stone from Manchester School of Architecture author of Re:Readings who writes about building reuse.

Document? Monument?
HG Merz (HG Merz Architekten Museumsgestalter)

Folds in Time
Abigail Reynolds (Artist)

Strangers in the House
Terry Meade (Brighton School of Architecture)

Landmarks of Memory
Sally Stone (Manchester School of Architecture)

Tracing Ruins in Producing Landscapes
Margherita Vanore (IUAV Universita di Venezia)

Addition and Subtraction
Sheila O'Donnell (O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects)

Organised by Laura Sanderson the event is free of charge and includes refreshments throughout the day.

Thursday 18 September 2014

Declaration of Results 2014

We are very happy to announce the following postgraduate awards for the 2014 MA A+U cohort

Aidin Ahani MA with DISTINCTION

Anna Krysa MA with DISTINCTION

Reece Singleton MA with DISTINCTION

Seton Wakenshaw MA with DISTINCTION

Wenhao Yue MA with DISTINCTION

Xiao Weng MA with MERIT

Yubing Xie MA

Zhenyu Yang MA

Congratulations to all our new graduates after a very enjoyable year. We wish them all well with their future careers.

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