Category Archives: The Collaborative Blog

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

RIBA Research Matters: Collaboration is not a dirty word

I was invited to talk at RIBA’s Research Matters Conference on 15th November at RIBA headquarters in London. The conference aims to introduce and connect research across all the RIBA validated schools, and is a forum for a wider debate on

RIBA Research Matters: Collaboration is not a dirty word

I was invited to talk at RIBA’s Research Matters Conference on 15th November at RIBA headquarters in London. The conference aims to introduce and connect research across all the RIBA validated schools, and is a forum for a wider debate on

How Do We Introduce Collaborative Practice

We recently launched all of the Co.Lab projects for this year, bringing together both undergraduate and postgraduate students to collaborate across 10 separate projects. They collaborate amongst themselves as well as across other academic departments, specialists, the public and with

How Do We Introduce Collaborative Practice

We recently launched all of the Co.Lab projects for this year, bringing together both undergraduate and postgraduate students to collaborate across 10 separate projects. They collaborate amongst themselves as well as across other academic departments, specialists, the public and with

Project Launch, 2013-14

Today saw the launch presentation for all 10 projects in this year’s Co.lab inititive. Students will be updating their progress via the blog. Below is a full list of projects: IDBF Community Launch              partner: DanceXchange Hodge Hill Landscapes              partner: Hodge

Project Launch, 2013-14

Today saw the launch presentation for all 10 projects in this year’s Co.lab inititive. Students will be updating their progress via the blog. Below is a full list of projects: IDBF Community Launch              partner: DanceXchange Hodge Hill Landscapes              partner: Hodge

A building democracy?

            Two things have occurred recently which coincidently had a striking link with each other. First was a self-build workshop as part of the Birmingham Architecture Festival (BAF 2013) with architect Duncan Roberts, demonstrating an

A building democracy?

            Two things have occurred recently which coincidently had a striking link with each other. First was a self-build workshop as part of the Birmingham Architecture Festival (BAF 2013) with architect Duncan Roberts, demonstrating an

Tamed With A Smile – a collaborative publication

As part of the Dudley Zoo project, the generated outcome includes a publication which documents the academic process of investigation and design exploration. In it’s production, and content creation, the publication is a result of the collaborative process between architecture

Tamed With A Smile – a collaborative publication

As part of the Dudley Zoo project, the generated outcome includes a publication which documents the academic process of investigation and design exploration. In it’s production, and content creation, the publication is a result of the collaborative process between architecture

The Importance of Live Projects in Architecture Schools

<From the RIBA Student Newsletter, April 2013> by Fatema Bandali, Co.lab Mentor Many a time, as students of architecture, we have questioned different stages of design with ‘how is this to be constructed?’ As more weight is generally placed on

The Importance of Live Projects in Architecture Schools

<From the RIBA Student Newsletter, April 2013> by Fatema Bandali, Co.lab Mentor Many a time, as students of architecture, we have questioned different stages of design with ‘how is this to be constructed?’ As more weight is generally placed on

Stonehouse: Revisiting a historical collaboration

We received a call this summer asking whether we would be interested in working with a youth club on a collaborative project. It was from somebody purporting to be from The Stonehouse Gang, a name nobody at the school was

Stonehouse: Revisiting a historical collaboration

We received a call this summer asking whether we would be interested in working with a youth club on a collaborative project. It was from somebody purporting to be from The Stonehouse Gang, a name nobody at the school was