Mapping and Memory in Banja Luka

| Architecture, Geddes Institute, 2017

Jelena Stankovic, who completed her PhD degree at the School of Architecture, University of Dundee, was invited by a non-profit organization - Center for Spatial Research - to present her PhD Thesis to the public in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 15th of November.The lecture entitled Invisible Banja Luka was a part of the series of lectures where young researches with international references got an opportunity to present their work to the citizens of Banja Luka. The lecture attracted a lot of attention of architecture students, as well as university staff, especially from the Faculty of Architectur...

Public Lecture Evening

| Geddes Institute, 2017

Carolyn Steel will be giving a public evening lecture on cities and the industrialised production and consumption of food next Friday, based on her recent research. Her work looks at how food has been and continues to be a determining factor in the morphological development of cities. Carolyn Steel is the author of The Hungary City: how food shapes our lives (2008). She is a director with Kilburn Nightingale Architects London. She teaches at Cambridge and the LSE cities unit.  Please see the poster for this event which is sponsored by Dundee Urban Orchard and the Geddes Institute for Ur...

Architecture and the Unconscious

| Architecture, Geddes Institute

Friday 9 December saw the launch of Architecture and the Unconscious (Routledge 2016),  an edited collection of essays by architects and theorists of architecture, which explores the concept of the unconscious in architectural thought. Edited by John Hendrix and Lorens Holm, this project began as a paper session at the annual international conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Austin, more than two years ago. The book launch included a discussion between the contributors to the book and an invited panel of psychoanalysts and was hosted by Lorens Holm, University of Dundee ...

Re-Inhabiting the Centre

| Event, CECHR, Geddes Institute, Planning, Lectures & Workshops

Thursday 29th September Venue –  Dalhousie LT3 Supported by the Academy of Urbanism and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) Conference overview City centres, in particular medium size cities, (like Dundee) are an important part of Scottish history, economy and community but the changing pattern of commerce, housing needs, service provision, demand, expectation and competition is challenging the role of city centres as sustainable and liveable places. Rethinking (Re-Inhabiting) city centres as places to live, prosper and enjoy is one possible future – but ...

Placemaking Symposium - Streets Beyond : Beyond Streets

| Event, CECHR, Geddes Institute, Lectures & Workshops, Architecture, Planning, Place-making

Streets Beyond : Beyond Streets - The changing role and purpose of public space Friday 11th November 2016, University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building  This landmark collaborative learning event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Academy of Urbanism, organised jointly with Architecture and Design Scotland and the University of Dundee, within the Scottish Government’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. It focus on streets and public space, building upon the highly successful ‘Place Making’ symposium series previously run jointly by the University of Dundee, Academ...

Geddes Director holds ESALA Research Seminar

| Geddes Institute, Architecture, Lectures & Workshops, Environment

Geddes Institute Director Lorens Holm is giving a seminar 'The city is a thinking machine – or what we might call spatial consciousness' at an ESALA Research Seminar on 1oth February 2016. ...

Scotland's City-Regions Smart Opportunity: Second Annual Conference

| Event, Geddes Institute, Planning, Architecture, Environment, Sustainability

Geddes Institute fellow Diarmaid Lawlor announced as speaker at Scotland's City-Regions Smart Opportunity conference.Head of Urbanism - Architecture and Design Scotland he is an urbanist, with a multi disciplinary background, he has worked on projects involving the shaping and implementation of change for clients in Ireland, the UK and Europe, for the public, private and tertiary sectors.He has almost 20 years' experience of helping clients make well informed decisions about complex, connected urban policy and investment challenges. This conference will discuss how we can most effectively release...

Activism in the Built Environment: Planning

| Geddes Institute, Event, Planning, Architecture, CECHR, Environment

Accompanying the City is a Thinking Machine Exhibition in the Lamb Gallery is a programme of three evening events, the third of which takes place Wednesday 09 December 2015, 6pm in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee. This double bill should be of interest to planners, architects, citizens and other agitators, everyone interested in the city region as a strategic planning unit, its past and its future, for the Tay Valley and Scotland. ‌Greg Lloyd: The demise of strategic planning (again and yet again) Greg Lloyd is Emeritus Professor of Planning at Ulst...

Activism in the Built Environment: Media

| CECHR, Event, Lectures & Workshops,Architecture, Planning, Geddes Institute

Accompanying the City is a Thinking Machine Exhibition in the Lamb Gallery is a programme of three evening events, the second of which takes place this Wednesday 18 November 2015, 6pm in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee This double bill should be of interest to architects planners lawyers psychologists, artists and other agitators, anyone interested in the city as the arena in which our social political and legal relations are played out and inscribed in our collective memory. Mike Small - Geddes and the 5th Estate: Publishing, Citizenship and Cultural Insurge...

Town and Country Planning Association (Scotland) prize

| Planning, Awards, Environment, Geddes Institute

Town and Regional Planning at the University of Dundee recently awarded the Town and Country Planning Association (Scotland) Prize for the best student in the MSc Spatial Planning course to Ryan Blair. Ryan recently graduated with distinction in the MSc Spatial Planning with Environmental Assessment and previously graduated with a first class honours degree in geography from the University of Dundee. He is now a licentiate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and hopes to obtain the Chartered status in good time.On receiving this award Ryan said "I am honoured to have been selected as the recipient of the ...