Nick Sargent and Barnaby Bennett
Autumn 2012

This studio will research the generative potential of temporariness in architecture. Against a backdrop of globalisation, financial crises, protest movements and disenfranchised architecture we will investigate the potentials of temporary architecture afforded by its relative freedoms from capital and bureaucracy. Core themes will be activism, temporal design, improvisation/performance, experimentation, community engagement, and the ethical role of the architect. The studio will primarily investigate / provoke two cities : Sydney and disaster affected Christchurch, and will include a 10 day design/build workshop in Christchurch where temporary interventions are currently being deployed as part of the city’s earthquake recovery.