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10:00 - 19:00 18 May 2015
Reactivating the Social Condenser! Architecture against Privation
Room 431/433 |
4th Floor, UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies
16 Taviton Street | London | WC1H OBW | United Kingdom
We live in a time of privation, crisis and stratification, in housing as well as in public space. Space has become a commodity, and apathy is rife. For nearly a century, architects, artists and thinkers have been inspired by and toyed with the grand old Soviet idea of the social condenser. Most, however, have attempted to tame this idea, or have done little other than to pay lip service to it. It is high time, then, to reactivate the social condenser! We want to subject this electrifying idea to serious and systematic re-examination, to re-charge the social condenser as a vector for radical architectural thought and practice.
The conference is supported by the UCL Urban Laboratory, and the UCL Grand Challenge: Human Wellbeing and convened by Dr Michal Murawski (SSEES, UCL) and Professor Jane Rendell (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL).
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