Applications to Projective Cities MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design are now OPEN.

Early Applications deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021.


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The MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities) is a 18-month, interdisciplinary research and design programme that examines multi-scalar questions arising at the intersection of architecture, urban design and planning.

Projective Cities is a critical forum to engage with questions of governance and development in the context of global challenges of urbanisation. Its objective is to respond to current urban, environmental and social crises by rethinking the agency of spatial design and development within specific political, economic, social and cultural contexts.

Projective Cities prepares its candidates for independent research through a framework of rigorous design and research methodologies. The first year of the programme is taught, introducing students to research methods, academic writing, architectural and urban histories and theories, advanced analytical techniques and computational design in preparation for a substantial dissertation project. At the end of the first year, students submit a research proposal. This is developed in the second year, leading to an integrated design and written dissertation.

Projective Cities seeks candidates with a desire to develop substantial and original research. It seeks exceptional thinkers, gifted designers and critical writers with an interest in the future of our cities.

Recent and ongoing research projects in London, Athens, Barcelona, Bangkok, Beijing, Wuhan, the region of Silesia in Poland, Berlin, Jakarta, Leipzig, Shanghai, among others. Collaborations with academic institutions, municipalities, collectives, cooperatives, multi- and interdisciplinary practices.

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Wojciech Mazan, ‘Proximal Relations: Forms of Settlement, Dwelling and Territory in Opole-Silesia, Poland’. 2019-20.

Dimitris Chatziioakeimidis, ‘Renovation as a Project: Athenian Post-war Office Buildings as Social Infrastructure’. 2019-20.

Tanapol Kositsurungkakul, ‘Revitalising the Urban Block, Kaisariani, Athens – Greece’. 2019-20.

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