Jujitsu Urbanism

First delivered at the Glasgow School of Art, 15th October 2010.

Lecture to accompany the publishing of an essay of the same title in MADE: Materials Architecture Design Environment, Journal of the Welsh School of Architecture, Issue 5, September 2009.

The essay uses an analogy between the hard and soft techniques of martial arts and approaches to urban design to explore ideas of energy redeployment in the contemporary city. The ideas were illustrated by five recent projects: Modern Art, Deptford Creekside, Flash, Carrer Avinyó, Skyroom, Stable Acre.

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