Natasha was invited to give a talk on the practice's work at Manchester University.
The talk was under the theme of Radical architectural propositions for making social change
Talk: New Ideas for Housing, NLA
Natasha was invited to present the studio's work on solutions for the housing crisis at New London Architecture
Talk: London Build Panel
London Build panel on the housing crisis alongside architects;
Sarah Wigglesworth - SWA,
Alex Ely - Mae
Andre Kikowski - AKA,
Brian Waters- president ACA (Chair)
The panel covered a wide range of insights, from higher densities, challenging or upholding space-standards, innovations in housing typologies, housing for older generations, affordability, pre-fabrication, place-making and sense of community and finally building outside of London. Lots of food for thought going forwards.
Talk: Housing at Ecobuild conference
Natasha gave a quick-fire talk on the studio’s “Intimate Infrastructure” concept for high density development at a human scale at the Ecobuild conference.
Other speakers included:
Prof. Alex de Rijke, Director, dRMM Architects
Nikki Cutler, Associate Director, Pitman Tozer Architects
Dr Riette Oosthuizen, Partner, Planning, HTA Design LLP
Catherine Staniland, Deputy Director, New London Architecture (Chair)
Talk: Ten Ideas for Poplar
Our research commission for the British Council investigated radical forms of collective living and community-led development to respond to gentrification in East London.
Other participating practices included:
Friend & Company
Communities of Place and Social Change
The cross-disciplinary and participatory methods which Natasha developed for the Embassy for Refugees pavilions were the subject of a British Council “Learning Lab”.
She was invited to present the project as a case study on “Boundaries of collaborative and participatory techniques, Communities of Place and Social Change.”
Talk: Design Diplomacy
"Three leading architects and a radical young designer discuss the diplomacy of designing for the British Government overseas."