Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER) seminar recordings

Watch recorded seminars by CABER researchers and invited guests.

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'The privatisation of public space: a literature review'

In the seminar “The privatisation of public space: a literature review”, David Littlefield and Mike Devereux discuss their current research commissioned by Grosvenor Estates, the developer/owner of London’s Mayfair and the centre of Liverpool, discussing the complex relations between the public and private sector within urban spaces that we perceive as typically accessible to the ‘public'. Seminar held 6 February 2017.

'What is the Value of your Pension?’

A seminar presentation by Ytzen Van Der Werf, graduate tutor and PhD student, discussing his research into the variance in valuation of property within pensions funds drawing on interviews with both valuers and investors in the UK property market. Seminar held 21 November 2016.

'Architecture and built environment research funding opportunities'

Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi, co-director of CABER and an EPSRC reviewer, chair and member of peer review panels, as well as a former AHRC reviewer, discusses architecture and built environment research funding opportunities, including those from Research Councils UK (RCUK), charities and industry, and grant application processes. He is joined by Dr. Patrick Manu who gives a short presentation on his recent success in securing an EPSRC First Grant. Seminar held on 14 November 2016.

‘Sustainable Design, Construction and Performance’

A seminar presentation by Professor Bill Gething, co-director of CABER, giving an overview of CABER and introduction to its theme ‘Sustainable Design, Construction and Performance’, covering current projects on energy literacy, building occupants’ use of heating controls, an exemplar low carbon housing development, impact in practice on comfort and heating costs of fitting external wall insulation and a recently won study for BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). Seminar held 7 November 2016.

‘Towards a phenomenological anthropology of architecture'

A seminar presentation by Dr Fidel Meraz, articulating a conversation between Heidegger’s approaches to place and an anthropological profile of the architectural place, rooted in the ontology of architecture of Ingarden. The seminar explores a methodology that validates phenomenology as philosophical tool to approach architecture and frame it within clearly identifiable limits. Seminar held 31 October 2016.

‘Sustainable buildings and sustainable occupants: approaches to improving building performance’

A seminar presentation by Dr. Samantha Organ and Louise King examining occupant motivations and behaviours as significant factors in understanding people’s engagement in improving the energy performance of our buildings as well as their operational performance. Seminar held 11 April 2016.

‘How changes in global society are creating markets for new ways of living, new products and services’

A seminar presentation by Dr Fionnuala Costello, manager for New Programme Development at Innovate UK, leading the horizon scanning function and building business cases for new public sector funding programmes. Seminar held 18 April 2016.

‘One death in construction is really too many’

A seminar presentation by Dr Patrick Manu offering an overview of the status of occupational health and safety in the construction industry in UK, Europe and beyond, and how construction health and safety research at Bristol UWE is contributing to the improvement in health and safety within the construction sector.' Seminar held 4 April 2016.

‘Thinking architecture as art: Cesare Brandi (1906-1988) and his conservation philosophy’

A seminar presentation by Dr Fidel Meraz exploring how Brandi shaped the way in which the culture of Italian conservation culture considered the built environment, its perception of architecture lingering halfway between the manifold place of human dwelling and the intemporal work of art. Seminar held 22 February 2016.

‘Hands-on-Bristol’

A seminar presentation by Elena Marco, Dr. Rachel Sara, Sally Daniels and Matthew Jones describing live projects realised through collaboration between the Bristol school of architecture at Bristol UWE and the Bristol community, that can be seen as a form of activism in the city. Seminar held 30 November 2015.

‘Putting Public into Public Life: Gehl Architects’

A seminar presentation by Allison Dutoit discussing research and design within her work with the influential Gehl Architects, their approach and methods. Seminar held 23 November 2015.

'Occupiers: research with high impact'

A seminar presentation by Paul Carder asking 'Occupiers are larger than real estate investors! Why is real estate research all about investors?' Seminar held 16 November 2015.

‘Understanding creative practice as research’

A seminar presentation by Associate Professor Jonathan Mosley and Associate Professor Rachel Sara exploring the ways in which creative practice might, and might not be understood as research. Seminar: 9 November 2015.

‘Architectural Computing in Engineering Practice’

A seminar presentation by Dr. John Harding discussing his research into computational design, asking how much authorship and control should we hand over to algorithms, and how might we discuss aspects of design with a machine? Seminar held 2 November 2015.

‘Architecture and the Cultures of Occupation’

A seminar presentation by Associate Professor Jonathan Mosley and Associate Professor Rachel Sara. Mosley and Sara’s research explorations intersect in their concern for the relationship between people and architecture and in their trans-disciplinary collaborative practices. Seminar held 19 October 2015.

‘Is Building Information Modelling (BIM) pure hype or a transformational change of design, construction, and operation?’

A seminar presentation by Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi, Professor of Architecture and Co-director with Professor Bill Gething of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER). Seminar held 12 October 2015.

‘Climate Change - it's enough to worry a banker’

A seminar presentation by Professor Bill Gething, Professor of Architecture and Co-director with Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER). Seminar held 5 October 2015.

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