AHRA Annual Conference 2014: Industries of Architecture

Ross, L. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

Risk and Reflexivity: Architecture and the industries of risk-distribution. This workshop invites participants from a range of construction industry fields – not just architects but also developers, insurers, lawyers, consultants, contractors and facilities managers – to discuss how the question of risk surfaces within and between their fields: where does it come from, how is it represented, where is it transferred to, and what residual risks remain? Between these short presentations, round-table discussions will consider the ‘reflexive’ effects created by the commodity of risk in building: what risks do buildings mitigate, and what risks do they construct? How are the risks and rewards of building distributed? How is a culture of risk-awareness re-shaping disciplinary roles and responsibilities? How is the built environment reshaping us as occupants, habituating us to, or protecting us from, risk?
Period14 Nov 2014
Event typeConference
LocationNewcastle, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Architecture
  • Industry
  • Risk
  • Regulation