Lucy Bullivant & Thomas Ermacora present Rebooting the Masterplan – Part 1
Lucy Bullivant & Thomas Ermacora present Rebooting the Masterplan – Part 1

Lucy Bullivant & Thomas Ermacora present Rebooting the Masterplan – Part 1

Urbanista.org, in conjunction with the Recode Gallery at Limewharf, continues its popular series of events with Rebooting the Masterplan, two evening talks and discussions investigating contemporary progressive masterplanning ideals and strategies, staged in collaboration with the Urban Design Group.

The conventional masterplanning model is dead, long live the masterplan! Reinvented as an adaptive multidisciplinary instrument closely related to the wide-ranging complexities of contemporary life, the masterplan, with its precise deliberations and processes, has gained a fresh significance. How change is managed is of pivotal importance, and the masterplan as a hands-on cultural framework which doesn’t alienate people, responding to urban environments as organisms in continual evolution, has the power to foster potentials and a better sense of ownership, along with a new resilience in the faces of multiple challenges.

Rebooting the Masterplan will be staged in two parts, on Monday 10 March and on Monday 12 May 2014:

Rebooting the Masterplan – Part 1

Speakers: Darryl Chen, Hawkins\Brown, Dominic Papa and Jonathan Woodroffe, S333 and Dann Jessen, East.

Venue: Limewharf, Vyner Street, London E2 9DJ.

Tickets: £5. Book here

Moderators: Lucy Bullivant and Thomas Ermacora

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Darryl Chen, Hawkins\Brown
Darryl Chen leads the urbanism and research studios at Hawkins\Brown, a London based architectural practice formed in 1988 by Roger Hawkins and Russell Brown, and has been instrumental its developing its urban design and masterplanning approach. Working for both the private and public sectors, Darryl has delivered strategic frameworks, planning documents, town centre masterplans, and development feasibility studies often at the place where planning strategy and architectural form meet. He has led large-scale regeneration projects for the London Boroughs of Hackney and Enfield, as well as well as supported projects including the Peabody Estate in Clapham and The Wharves in Deptford, and is currently working on the Sanhe Metro Station Masterplan and Nordic City, Chengdu, China. His work rejects current orthodoxies in order to explore the perverse and underrated as source material for a provocative urban practice. It spans community-based geo-engineering, self-incarcerating eco-villages and the possibilities of a productive dystopia. Darryl also is a co-founder of thinktank Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today. www.d-chen.tumblr.com,http://www.hawkinsbrown.com

Dominic Papa, S333
Dominic Papa has 20 years of experience working on large-scale, urban design and architectural projects. He is Director and co-founder of S333 Architecture + Urbanism, founded in 1997 in Amsterdam and now based in London. The office’s first completed project, a mixed-use housing project in Groningen, the Netherlands, won international recognition and positioned S333 at the leading edge of contemporary urban design. He has led a research team exploring the contemporary conditions influencing the success and failure of intense forms of housing and urbanism in Britain, and is currently producing a document on family housing guidance for a London borough.He is developing new initiatives responding to the urban transformation through the knowledge economy in Europe and the Far East; contributing to the international development forum INTA. He has been a member of the RIBA Housing Group advising on policy and is a Building Environment Expert and London Panel member at Design Council CABE and is also a regional panel member for the West Midlands. In 2013 he was made chair of Islington Design Review Panel. Recently he has been part of a small team from the UK advising the federal government of Brazil on evolving their housing policy to deliver more sustainable urban areas.http://www.s333.org

Jonathan Woodroffe, S333
Jonathan Woodroffe co-founded S333 Architecture + Urbanism in Amsterdam in 1997, an award-winning architectural practice with an international reputation for delivering innovative buildings, masterplans and mixed-use environments. He has over 20 years experience of working on large-scale urban and architectural projects. He has been responsible for strategic regeneration plans, masterplans and large-scale urban visions in the UK, France, Spain, Norway, Latvia, USA, Russia, Kenya, Singapore and China. As a member of INTA Jonathan has participated in panels reviewing the future of the metropolis of Bordeaux (2010), the redevelopment of La Reunion’s main port area (2011) and the organisation of NCTU’s new university campus in Taiwan (November 2009). He lectures regularly and has taught at the AA and at the Academies van Bouwkunst in Tilburg, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. He is currently leading a master programme at the Bergen Architecture School researching urban intensification in the city, and is also currently contributing to the 2014 XXL Design and Research Workshop at TU Delft. http://www.s333.org/home.1.html

Dann Jessen, East
Dann Jessen is a Director of East architecture, landscape, urban design alongside Julian Lewis and Judith Lösing. He has taught at University of East London, Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, is a senior lecturer at the Cass School of Architecture and has recently been appointed research fellow at the Royal College of Art. He has extensive experience of developing ideas, design and research as well as management and project implementation on a wide range of building, landscape and urban design projects. Recent projects include East’s contribution to the International RiverCity Gothenburg Masterplan Workshop, the Renewal of the Urban Renewal Amsterdam-based research project led by TU Delft, the West Croydon Interchange public realm project (building on East’s West Croydon Masterplan) and Park House hotel and apartments at West Ham Lane in Stratford which won a New London Award last year. http://www.east.uk.com


Lucy Bullivant, Urbanista.org
Lucy Bullivant Hon FRIBA is the founder and Editor-in-chief, Urbanista.org. An author, critic, curator of exhibitions and conferences internationally, guest lecturer, consultant and expert witness in planning cases, she is also Adjunct Professor, urban design history and theory, Syracuse University in London, and an advisor to Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement, Paris and FRAC, Orléans. Her many published books include Masterplanning Futures (Routledge) which won the Urban Design Group Book of the Year (2014), New Arcadians (Merrell) and Anglo Files (Thames & Hudson). Urbanista.org is a new webzine of critical perspectives on contemporary urban design and its responses to social, cultural, political and economic forces globally founded in February 2013. Its incisive global radar senses and unfolds narratives, enabling Urbanista.org to operate as a unique media vehicle, including events and exhibitions internationally, in a field experiencing deep challenges. It been designed by &&&, London, a design agency reclaiming graphic design in the purest form as a powerful tool to intuitively communicate across all platforms. http://www.urbanista.orghttp://www.lucybullivant.net

Thomas Ermacora, LimeWharf
Thomas Ugo Ermacora, founder and curator of LimeWharf futures gallery and artistic laboratory and founder, Clear Village, creative regeneration specialists responsible for many participatory placemaking projects. Current and recent collaborations with World Design Capital, Helsinki; Design Council, UK; Big Lottery Local Food Programme. RSA Fellow, and Contributing Editor to Urbanista.org.

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