A 17-strong international tutor team of practising architects, researchers in architecture and urbanism, artists, and linguists led the “London, the (n)ever-changing city” Workshop. Focusing on London’s actual problematics, combining on-site visits, urban explorations, studio work and social events, the workshop was an interdisciplinary exercise in understanding the urban condition and working towards collaborative solutions.
The workshop’s main objective was to equip participants with a sharpened vision through which to comprehend the city as a complex interactive system. It aimed towards the development of collaborative strategies that challenge conventional methods of urban analysis and cut through disciplinary boundaries, encouraging creativity and originality.
Each of the 8 units of the workshop focused on a different methodological approach of urban investigation and was framed by a set of themes, particular to London, to be explored. Urban explorations, on-site visits, and group work, formed the key pedagogical elements in each unit, conducted by a team of guest and host tutors: guest tutors were primarily responsible for the methodological support, while host tutors were primarily responsible for the unit’s thematic and contextual framework.
Additionally, the workshop included a series of transversal activities, such as lectures, film screenings, and social events.