Talk: Architecture for Impact

April 2018

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

September 2017

Natasha was invited to present the studio's work on solutions for the housing crisis at New London Architecture

Talk: London Build Panel

November 2016

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

March 2016

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

June 2015

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: 

Karakusevic Carson
Duggan Morris
Friend & Company
Studio Tilt
The Decorators
Delvendahl Martin
Sarah Wigglesworth


Communities of Place and Social Change

April 2014

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."

Terry Farrell

Tony Fretton

Steve Quinlan

Natasha Reid

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