Who has the right to the city?
The University of Westminster and Westminster Architecture Society, in collaboration with the Architecture Foundation, will bring together different schools of architecture for a daylong programme of events including crits, a panel discussion and the Megaparty. The Megacrit format allows for a cross-University exchange of ideas and an opportunity to engage with fellow architecture students and practices from the industry in an open dialogue.
Last year, the Westminster Megacrit was a great success with 7 units, 40 students and 14 guest critics participating. With over 1700 people signing up for the event, it became one of the largest Megacrits in London and we hope to have as much fun this year!
About the theme:
The theme of Megacrit 2019 will focus on units dealing with architecture and power. This year, we ask “Who has the right to the city?” We are interested in the role that architect and designers might play in influencing or engaging with this question. Student projects that critically engage with the issues at play in thinking around this theme on local and transnational levels are invited to participate. Themes that may arise include: tackling economic and political instability, social justice and inequality in cities, cultural or communal identities, self-build or local and circular economies.
10:00 Megacrit – Morning Session
14:00 Megacrit Afternoon Session
17:00 Panel Discussion
18:00 MegaParty starts
Date: 15/04/2019 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Faculty of Architecture & The Built Environment
Marylebone, London NW1 5LS
Alex Surguladze, Angela Brady, Chloe Spiby Loh, Crista Popescu, David O'Reilly, Elisa Engel, harry charrington, Jeffrey Turko, Jon Goodbun, Lauren Pattern, Magali Thompson, Murray Fraser, Nasser Golzari, Nouha Hansen, Patrick Devlin, Roudaina al Khani, Russell Curtis, Sadiqa Jabbar, Sam Lyons, Selasi Setufe, Steve Bowkett, Yasmin Shariff