As Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) enters its second decade, the school invites its teachers to respond to a fundamental provocation: what is architecture?
In this series of public lectures, UMA-teachers will share their interpretation of what constitutes architecture, its theory, and the methodologies through which these ideas are explored in studio teaching. The lectures will represent the plurality of approaches to architecture, which embodies the UMA collective.
Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer James Benedict Brown is working in the design studio Studio 2, with students from year two and three from the Architectural programme. Building on the ideas and dialogue of Studio 2 in 2019/20, this lecture sets out on an exploration of the cultural and economic function of the suburbs.