Critical Subjects:

Spring Architecture & Design School

Think critically, design differently

Who should attend & why?

Critical Subjects is a unique opportunity for 35 or so of the keenest critical & creative students to engage in a series of intellectual architectural design challenges facilitated by leading names in the field.

To have qualified to attend the Critical Subjects: Spring Architecture & Design School participants should be an undergrad, post-graduate or recently qualified in architecture, in design, or in similar related creative subject.

The Spring Architecture & Design School comprises two full days of workshops, debates and tutorials that will promote innovative and critical thinking. Successful entrants will have rare access to some of the leading commentators and practitioners in architecture and design who will lead discussions on key subjects.

Your place at the Spring Architecture & Design School has depended on your critical talents gaining recognition by an international jury, and the winning entrants’ films will be displayed prominently online and in a public exhibition.

For those attending over the two days, there will be the opportunity to show your work to a panel of architectural commentators who will review students’ projects at the end of the second day.

Students will be encouraged to develop their skills not only in design, but in how to defend – rather than justify – their work. You will reach the end of the Spring Architecture & Design School hopefully having acquired abilities in the armoury of argumentative styles and ideas presented across the 2-days.

At the end of the school, prizes will be presented to winners of a variety of the challenges: best design, most engaged student, etc.. All shall have certificates of attendance for your cvs.

ENTRIES are now closed. The event takes place on February 7, 8 and 9th February.

Cost: Chosen applicants will be charged a nominal sum for the Spring Architecture & Design School. This includes both days’ events, materials, hostel accommodation with breakfast, access to recorded content, and potential prizes.

Full-time students: £20
Employed: £27

The Three Classicists (Ben Pentreath, George Saumarez Smith and Francis Terry) performed throughout the day at the previous School: