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Week 2// 03/02 - 09/02

Week 2 is here, and with it we had our first OxArch In Conversation With... Lecture of 2020: Robin Partington of Apt came to talk about the connections between architecture and craftsmanship. Coverage of the lecture will be up on the blog soon!

OxArch also announced several exciting events happening in the coming months:

  • an Art Supply Sale on February 14th,

  • a Joint Social with Urban Design on February 18th

  • an upcoming Sports social (date to be confirmed)

  • and a Film workshop.

In other news, OSA now has a GoodReads account! Check it out here - we'll be adding to it regularly with the books we've found inspiring and informative, and we hope you find it useful.

We're on the lookout for work to showcase here on the blog! If your Design Studio or Unit has been up to anything intriguing, we'd love to hear from you - get in touch via email at or via social media.

APT Labs materiality experiments

What's On:

Sea Change: Flood Resilient Architecture for the 21st Century, Roca Gallery - until 06/05/2020

Roca Gallery, London

A free exhibition on projects around the world that focus on flood-resilient architecture.In Sea Change, world-renowned architects such as BIG, Marlies Rohmer, ZHA and more explore floating houses, flood defence strategies and entire floating communities.

Find out more here:

Milad Showkatbakhsh, ‘Evolution as a Design Model’ at Kent School of Architecture - on 11/02/2020 (next Tuesday) 6pm A lecture at Kent School of Architecture delivered by Milad Showkatbakhsh, one of the team members currently developing Wallacei. A must for anyone interested in optimisation tools and genetic algorithms, the lecture explores the theory behind evolutionary computation, its foundation in biological evolution and its significance as a model in design.

Download Wallacei from Food for Rhino here:

Eco-Visionaries, Royal Academy of Arts - until 23/02/2020

"Dream Less Ness Mess" from the Eco-Visionaries exhibition

A provocative exhibition on the responses of architects and artists to humanity's impact on the planet, Eco-Visionaries brings together designers from all over the world to draw attention and interrogate how we as creatives are reacting to the climate emergency.

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