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Learn how to understand and analyse architecture in this four-week short course with Aidan Hall from local architecture collective Okra.

The course will take place in at the RIBA-award winning South London Gallery.


Week 1: Language of Architecture, Clore Studio, Main Building, South London Gallery

The course begins with a lecture on the history of architecture as a discipline and an introduction to reading and making architectural drawings. The session culminates in a workshop where participants will draw up their own architectural sketch.

Week 2: Architecture of Welfare, Meet at Lambeth North tube station. Session ends in Burgess Park

This walking tour focuses on the history of housing and public space in Southwark. Participants learn to analyse architecture from a political, economic and social perspective, considering these themes on different scales, including cities, semi-private spaces and private dwellings.

Week 3: The Architecture of Community, meet at Walter’s Way, exact address will be confirmed by email

Visit the world-famous self-built community at Walter’s Way in Lewisham. Participants are introduced to the underlying concepts behind grassroots architecture and explore the relationship between architects and self-builders.

Week 4, Building Architecture, Clore Studio, Main Building, South London Gallery

Building on the previous three sessions, participants co-design and construct a large scale architectural model, using the Walter Segal building method observed at Walter’s Way.

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