Category Archives: The Collaborative Blog

Critical Pedagogies- Synops

The architecture student is well aware that the path to becoming a fully qualified architect takes much time and it brings many challenges on its way. With an understanding of cost involvement, many students have no choice but to work

Critical Pedagogies- Synops

The architecture student is well aware that the path to becoming a fully qualified architect takes much time and it brings many challenges on its way. With an understanding of cost involvement, many students have no choice but to work

Free City-Poetry & Architecture

Differents methods have been used to explore the canal, photos, videos, sketches and now sections. The sections permit to clearly see the space around, the space is not distorted by any perspectives and help us to be more precise about

Free City-Poetry & Architecture

Differents methods have been used to explore the canal, photos, videos, sketches and now sections. The sections permit to clearly see the space around, the space is not distorted by any perspectives and help us to be more precise about

The form of Tree of Code

This year’s Research & Theory seminar to our MArch postgraduate students explores the nature of complex, collaborative forms in particular reference to transdisciplinary projects. Producers (of culture, products, projects, inventions) establish networks to distribute tasks, knowledge and powers to a

The form of Tree of Code

This year’s Research & Theory seminar to our MArch postgraduate students explores the nature of complex, collaborative forms in particular reference to transdisciplinary projects. Producers (of culture, products, projects, inventions) establish networks to distribute tasks, knowledge and powers to a

Permutations In the City

Fierce Festival is an annual cross-artform performance event that occurs across Birmingham in a sequence of ‘out-of-the-ordinary spaces’. Live Art. Collision. Hyperlocal. Supernow. These are key words that define the festival’s approach to programming all of its events and performative

Permutations In the City

Fierce Festival is an annual cross-artform performance event that occurs across Birmingham in a sequence of ‘out-of-the-ordinary spaces’. Live Art. Collision. Hyperlocal. Supernow. These are key words that define the festival’s approach to programming all of its events and performative

New Agency Interview: Backpack Studio

In the first of our interviews discussing the motivation and ideas behind new agencies, we speak to Mohamed Rahouma and Shamil Chauhan from Backpack Studios based in the North-West. They graduated from the Birmingham School of Architecture in 2014. Studio Name:

New Agency Interview: Backpack Studio

In the first of our interviews discussing the motivation and ideas behind new agencies, we speak to Mohamed Rahouma and Shamil Chauhan from Backpack Studios based in the North-West. They graduated from the Birmingham School of Architecture in 2014. Studio Name:

4 Years in numbers

Co.LAB has been running now for just over 4 years in its most current format, meaning it has done 4 cycles of electives that are run each academic year. As we begin to prepare for the 5th cycle, I thought

4 Years in numbers

Co.LAB has been running now for just over 4 years in its most current format, meaning it has done 4 cycles of electives that are run each academic year. As we begin to prepare for the 5th cycle, I thought

Innovation in Clustered Networks

 image source: www.purest-form.com/particle-field/  Research to develop the Birmingham Production Space undergoes a new phase – attempting to clarify its position in the city both culturally, economically and geographically. We are also progressing the proposal with discussions alongside BCU to promote greater

Innovation in Clustered Networks

 image source: www.purest-form.com/particle-field/  Research to develop the Birmingham Production Space undergoes a new phase – attempting to clarify its position in the city both culturally, economically and geographically. We are also progressing the proposal with discussions alongside BCU to promote greater

Formative Reviews, Competition, Ownership

Formative reviews, Wednesday 17th December. Covering 9 projects in 3 parallel sessions with approximately 26 groups presenting. The December reviews normally mark the halfway point for the Co.LAB module, with each group discussing their progress to date. It is also

Formative Reviews, Competition, Ownership

Formative reviews, Wednesday 17th December. Covering 9 projects in 3 parallel sessions with approximately 26 groups presenting. The December reviews normally mark the halfway point for the Co.LAB module, with each group discussing their progress to date. It is also

A collaborative reading list

A new academic year is already under way and we are finalising details of this year’s Co.LAB engagement with the taught curriculum and extra-curricular activity at the school. The core live project activities continue with a new set of partners

A collaborative reading list

A new academic year is already under way and we are finalising details of this year’s Co.LAB engagement with the taught curriculum and extra-curricular activity at the school. The core live project activities continue with a new set of partners

AAE Conference Paper

The BAAD project ended with a habitable structure to remain in the studio for Art & Design students. However, a lot of knowledge was gained throughout the year-long process and further research completed after. As a result, a paper was submitted

AAE Conference Paper

The BAAD project ended with a habitable structure to remain in the studio for Art & Design students. However, a lot of knowledge was gained throughout the year-long process and further research completed after. As a result, a paper was submitted

Our Sphere’s of Collaborative Influences

As the academic year draws towards the end, we can reflect on 3 full years of Co.LAB – both in terms of the success of the individual projects in addition to the contribution and impact it has generated to the

Our Sphere’s of Collaborative Influences

As the academic year draws towards the end, we can reflect on 3 full years of Co.LAB – both in terms of the success of the individual projects in addition to the contribution and impact it has generated to the

Live Project Archive 1956-65

The recent move to our new building at Eastside got many of the academics transferring a considerable amount of old documents from the previous campus. One of more interesting ones we came across was the collection of the School’s minutes

Live Project Archive 1956-65

The recent move to our new building at Eastside got many of the academics transferring a considerable amount of old documents from the previous campus. One of more interesting ones we came across was the collection of the School’s minutes

Studios as exhibition spaces: Bacon and Brancusi

The Whitworth Art gallery in Manchester recently posted an article on two examples of artists studios transported and transformed into art spaces. Firstly Francis Bacon’s chaotic studio was mapped and moved to the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, whilst Constantin

Studios as exhibition spaces: Bacon and Brancusi

The Whitworth Art gallery in Manchester recently posted an article on two examples of artists studios transported and transformed into art spaces. Firstly Francis Bacon’s chaotic studio was mapped and moved to the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, whilst Constantin