The last event in this series discusses how humans deal with change in the city, as well as affect change in cities.
Mick Timpson/ Jos Boys/ Irena Bauman/ Jamie Furguson
Change is the only thing we are ever really sure of. Change is human, change is spatial, but we often ignore it, fear it, or try to shape it. The cities we build are themselves in constant change. That’s what makes them human.
Mick is an independent architect and master planner living and working in the heart of Manchester.
See Mick Timpson's practice here.
Be the change you want to see in the world
A talk about the drivers of change and how they are impacting and will continue to impact on Cities. We, the society , have choices of how to shape these changes and we have an increasing understanding of what needs to be done. However the biggest question remains unanswered: I will attempt possible answers.
See more about Irena Bauman's practice here.
Is there such a thing as feminist architecture? What would it mean for architectural and design practices to start from a spatial understanding of everyday social and cultural inequalities, including around gender? What kinds of changes for the city would this mean?
Cities are often talked about as evolving systems and city development is heavily linked to change. People have always altered their environment and the city has emerged as a collective expression of this change.
What might seem chaotic or selfish in the moment comes to be seen as ordered and communal over time whilst the incremental can combine to dramatic effect. The city stands as a physical record of all our values and actions, large and small.
Change, human change, is therefore what urbanism is all about. By extension, to realise true change at a city level we need to reach the individual.
Jaimie is Head of Design at Turley, leading their masterplanning work nationally from the Manchester studio.
See more about Jamie Furguson's practice here.