School & Theory Forum in Sheffield, 21.-22.11.2017
The yearly School and Theory Forum organised by Sheffield University took place last week in St. Mary’s church in Sheffield. The first day comprised the School Forum, the second day the Theory Forum, which was mostly for March students to learn about research methods and approaches. The first day mainly tackled migration, ethics and architecture, and there was a range of interesting speakers such as Daniel Trilling, Grainne Bassett, Maria McLintock, Nishat Awan, René Boer, Robert Mull, and Stephen Roddy. It was particularly interesting to see the different research approaches taken by the diverse practitioners which ranged from architects to journalists to curators to tackle such a sensitive topic. On the second day, I could only stay for half of the day, but it was still good to see architect Tatiana Schneider speaking about the ‘social’ in architecture, and Angie Hobbs about ethics and the city. Good preparation for another conference coming up this weekend on ‘Civic Design’ in Halle – stay tuned!