Please join us for…
Professor Stefan White’s Inaugural Lecture
Monday, December 11th, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Wine reception from 5:30pm, Stefan’s lecture commences at 6pm
Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, M15 6LL
Free Tickets Available Here
Architectures of Affection: Difference and the Engaged City
Stefan explores the role of architecture in creating better places to live for people of all ages, attitudes and occupations. He describes key findings from over a decade of research that has developed community-engaged urban design and research approaches recognised by the World Health Organisation and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Stefan argues that architecture is more fully understood as the practice of managing relationships between knowing and doing, rather than a way of manifesting or representing culture. He believes that this offers new and exciting territories for cross-disciplinary collaborative creation.
For architecture, this demands an expanded field, but also inclusive engagement, however the challenge to create more engaging city spaces, services and systems is one shared between all citizens. The key creative complexity and opportunity for an architectural discipline looking to address social goals. is co-operating within a context in which many, many individuals, organisations and institutions are already highly invested.