School of Natural and Built Environment


Big Scale Problems-New Design Thinking


Do you consider large scale problems & solutions?

The Infrastructural turn symposium invites three renown, international practitioners to discuss their work in the expanded field of architecture in Europe and North America. Each is at the forefront of a growing movement of deploying design as a synthetic element within the rethinking and planning of larger systems and networks: infrastructure, agriculture, energy, urbanism, landscape, waste.

This fully funded (free to attend) event addresses cross disciplinary infrastructural issues with a three speakers and a debate.

We are expecting a wide audience – from representatives from national, regional and local government, environmental designers, engineers to architects and planners.

Alessandra Cianchetta, AWP (Paris + London)
Duzan Doepel, DoepelStrijkers (Rotterdam)
Mason White, Lateral Office (Toronto)

The talks will followed by a round table discussion hosted by Professor Thomas Jefferies, Head of the Manchester School of Architecture.

Friday, 22nd September 2017 6 pm – 8pm

Whitla Hall, Queen’s University Belfast (University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN)


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