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Royal Society of Architects in Wales Annual Conference 2013 - The Place of Home - Conference Warm-up: Practitioner Masterclass

Conference Warm-Up : Practitioner Masterclass
Thursday 14th November 2013 - 3:45pm
Welsh School of Architecture, CF10 3NB

Further information and a booking form available here

Conference warm-up: Practitioner Masterclass

Four illustrated conversations in academic and practice pairings chaired by Dr Wayne Forster
• Altering the dwelling with Donaghy + Dimond, Dublin
• Material matters with Prof Peter Salter
• The courtyard house with Prof Richard Weston; Jonathan Vining, WYG
• The new suburbia with Pierre d'Avoine
Schedule: 3.45pm registration and coffee; 4.15 – 7pm conversations; 7 – 8pm drinks reception

Thursday 14 November 3.45 - 8pm
Conference Warm-up: Practitioner Masterclass
£20 plus VAT (total £24)

Friday 15 November 
Main conference programme 10am – 5.30pm
Under Ply Wood performance 6 – 7pm
Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

RSAW members
Standard rate

£99 plus VAT (total £118.80)
Student rate
£45 plus VAT (total £54)
Non-member rate
£125 plus VAT (total £150)

The place of home
Housing is firmly back on the political agenda and there is a pressing need to provide homes for a growing (and ageing) population. People need high quality, warm, secure and energy-smart homes – but a home is not just an efficient housing unit; a ‘place’ is more than a convenient location. This conference will focus on the need for regeneration and strategic planning to recognise the importance of the complex and nuanced ideas of 'home' and 'place' in creating vibrant and viable communities.  

We are joined by Wulf Daseking, former Chief Planning Officer for the city of Freiburg in Germany, the writer and filmmaker Roger Graef OBE - a commissioner in the RIBA's Future Homes initiative and joint Stirling Prize winner Alison Brooks, Housing Architect of the Year 2012.

The finale to the conference is a performance of Under Ply Wood by Thomas Dylan - an affectionate but irreverent view of the regeneration of our 'ugly lovely towns'.

This conference will focus on the need for regeneration and strategic planning to recognise the importance of the complex and nuanced ideas of 'home' and 'place' in creating vibrant and viable
communities.

A Practitioner Workshop hosted by the Welsh School of Architecture provides a ‘conference warm-up’ on the afternoon of Thursday 14th November, while the finale to the main conference day is a performance of Under Plywood by Thomas Dylan, an affectionate but irreverent review of the regeneration of our “ugly lovely towns” presented by The Welsh Architects Theatre Studio.

The RSAW Conference is part of a programme of linked events during November exploring themes of integrated and sustainable regeneration, sustainability and wellbeing in Wales, supported by CREW Regeneration Wales, Arts Council of Wales in association with ixia and Regeneration Skills Collective Wales.

See www.regenwales.org for details of 20 November and http://ixia-info.com/events/par-2013/ for details of 13 and 18 November events.

13 November: Public art and regeneration seminar, Barry (Arts Council of Wales/ixia)

14 November: Practitioner Masterclass (WSA, RSAW)

14 November: City Design Workshop, Cardiff (details to be confirmed by RSAW)

15 November: RSAW Annual Conference

18 November: Public art and regeneration seminar, Bangor: (Arts Council of Wales/ixia)

20 November: Site seminar, Coed Darcy, Llandarcy (CREW Regeneration Wales)