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Design [over] Site

Until 1 August 2023

Design [over] Site is a body of research undertaken by three final-year MArch students at Newcastle University, Anushka Juneja, Zongshui Jiang, and John Roberts.

It stems from the TF/TK initiative – ‘Translating Ferro / Transforming Knowledge’ – an international collaboration studying the work of Brazilian-French architect and theorist Sergio Ferro.

TF/TK responds to the global crisis within the building industry by looking at Ferro’s primary interest in the relationship between architectural design and the construction site. Their focus is to translate Ferro’s work which revolves around advancing the critical understanding of this relationship between the design and then the production and labour of building, to foster, responsible and just alternatives and develop an urgently needed field of Production Studies.

The architectural education system, and arguably the profession of architecture itself, pays little to no attention to the importance of the building site as an entity, and can often leave one with a confined knowledge or warped perception of what they truly are.

So, how do we change this?

The research undertaken to provide answers to this question can be classified into two distinct narratives: engaging the building façade and perceiving the building site. In simple terms, the building site is from the outside and then from within.

Find Design [over] Site on L1.

Until 1 August 2023


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