International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture

Next Month, the Mackintosh School of Architecture (The Glasgow School of Art) will host its first International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture, ‘Clean Conscience Dirty Hands’, in the new Reid Building by Steven Holl Architects. The symposium focuses on the limited resources intrinsic to the provision of social and humanitarian architecture and the impact of such scarcity on the ability of organisations to ‘harness’ the learning from each built project through documentation, discussion and dissemination. As such, it seeks to provide both a locus and a forum for like-minded organisations engaged in social and humanitarian building projects, in order to capture and disseminate good practice in both a UK-based and overseas context.

International and award-winning speakers representing a multitude of organisations, including MASS Design Group, TYIN Tegnestue, Architecture for Humanity, London Metropolitan University, Peter Rich Architects and Orkidstudio will gather to discuss a range of ideas relating to one of the three topics broadly covered by the symposium:

1. Live build community projects for architectural learning. 2. Young designers: alternative routes into practice. 3. Building with communities: the role of the architect / participation and empowerment.

Sponsored by Feilden Clegg Bradley, SiAG and Architecture + Design Scotland (A+DS), the symposium features lectures, debates and workshops, and will take place over two days in the Reid Building (Steven Holl Architects) on the 11th and 12th of April, the first event since its official opening on the 9th April. For full event information and a booking link please visit,

  • Title

    International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture
  • Website

  • Organizers

    The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art
  • From

    April 11, 2014 10:00 AM
  • Until

    April 12, 2014 06:00 PM
  • Venue

    The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art
  • Address

    The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G3 6RQ, UK

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Cite: "International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture" 05 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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