Glasshouse / MiA -Local places Global issues

As part of the Glasshouse WeDesign series, Missing in Architecture were invited to co create an event with students to address the theme: Cultural Influences

When we look behind the facades and billboards of our cities, what do the forgotten spaces tell us about the cultural influences that have shaped our society, and the voices that are missing? This event in partnership with The Mackintosh School of Architecture and Missing in Architecture will explore how to connect the community and the wider city through design and the reimagination of hidden urban space.

The live event focused on 4 themes: policy, practice, community & education through which discussions were held and documented through a Miro board and live collage. The event revealed methods of engagement and processes of capturing those missing voices, often unheard when considering place making and inclusivity. Glasshouse have written a fantastic blog, which can be found in the link below:

MiA Away day – 11th August 2021

Missing In Architecture August 2021

Kirsty Lees, Miranda Webster, Kathy Li, Isabel Deakin + Nick Walker

MiA met IRL to evaluate the work we’ve been doing over the last year and to plan for the next steps. Always ready to challenge the status quo, provoke debate and create action within the profession + education.

missing in architecture…………2021

Missing in Architecture are all working remotely – teaching, practicing, home-schooling and looking forward to the future and being able to meet again IRL.

We have been working on the website, in an attempt to organise our thinking and share our activity.

Following the success of the recent lecture series – The Index of Influence, dedicated to Mark Baines, lecturer at the Mack for 40 years, we have been able to reach out to many students and collaborators who have been influenced by him in one way or another. These new conversations have sparked a few project which we hope will emerge in the future and continue to address those issues that are ‘missing’ in architectural conversations.