urban prototypes A Research Cluster of the Architectural Association

urban prototypes


In the contexts of the continued and rapid urbanisation of much of the globe, and the social, economic and ecological implications of this development, the urban prototype is emerging as both a conceptual model and a design practice of increasing relevance. However, the urban prototype has been inflected from a number of perspectives – cybernetic, biomimetic, analytic – and embraced by a number of disciplines – architecture, urban design, planning. Hence we will be working across a range of disciplines and perspectives in order to grasp a coherent and critical understanding of the urban prototype. This will be undertaken through a series of interviews, workshops, debates, lectures and publications.

Clara Oloriz Sanjuan and Douglas Spencer

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