Kent MArch Unit 4 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE & POLITICS
2020

Unit 4 2020 explores climate change, the relationship of ecology and architecture, and the role of activism in influencing and educating civil society.

Climate change is one of the most important issues of the generation. This year has seen the rise of Climate Change Activism as an effective methodology and major influence on Civil Society & Government. If the purpose of activism is to raise awareness and effect change in policy and thinking, then successful activism creates the policy for Civil Society. In so doing, the Activist becomes the Government.

The projects this year explored these ideas; by developing radical and thought-provoking installations, think-pieces and concepts designed to educate, provide energy and set the ambition for the design agendas.

The projects developed are all Civic buildings; the commissioning authors all either Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or Government organisations. The programme takes influence from the climate change discourse, the field trip to Venice, study models, research of art and architecture as activist, historical research, and precedents.

Enclosed are a selection of images from the graduating fifth year portfolios, including:

Lisa Edwards
Bethany Elmer
Chandni Patel
Edward Roberts
Sam Bush
Darren Howell Bray
Toby Smith
Vivien Teo
Zara Graham
Daniel Hoang




Climate change is one of the most important issues of the generation. This year has seen the rise of Climate Change Activism as an effective methodology and major influence on Civil Society & Government. If the purpose of activism is to raise awareness and effect change in policy and thinking, then successful activism creates the policy for Civil Society. In so doing, the Activist becomes the Government.

The projects this year explored these ideas; by developing radical and thought-provoking installations, think-pieces and concepts designed to educate, provide energy and set the ambition for the design agendas.

The projects developed are all Civic buildings; the commissioning authors all either Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or Government organisations. The programme takes influence from the climate change discourse, the field trip to Venice, study models, research of art and architecture as activist, historical research, and precedents.

Enclosed are a selection of images from the graduating fifth year portfolios, including:

Lisa Edwards
Bethany Elmer
Chandni Patel
Edward Roberts
Sam Bush
Darren Howell Bray
Toby Smith
Vivien Teo
Zara Graham
Daniel Hoang