Year 3

The third-year is research-led and related to design towards sustaining contemporary resilient communities and their urban life. The themes focus on the interface of architecture with important global issues such as: the continued over-harvesting, pollution, and destruction of nonhuman habitats, in disregard for nature’s complex interrelationships; and the omnipresence of networks, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence augmenting life in contemporary urbanities. Students articulate their responses to the need for architecture to act catalytically in changing attitudes and habits at a global scale – including their own attitude and ethos – focusing on how to redesign and edit the Urban Environment.