Joint online lecture by Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows and Paolo Cascone, Tuesday, February 16 from 3.30pm GMT

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When: Tuesday, 16th of February at 3.30pm GMT

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The lecture is organised by Paolo Cascone, Yota Adilenidou and Maddalena Laddaga in the frame of Architecture and Environmental Design DS3A “Decolonising Performative Architecture” seminar series.

Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows is a Senior Lecturer and a Course Leader for BSc Architectural Technology (Year 2) at the School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster. She’s an award winning British architect who co-founded the inter-disciplinary practice Our Building Design (in 2018), the charity Mannan Foundation Trust  (in 2012), and the two organisations that promote and support architects from the ethnic minority in the UK: FAME Collective and Asian Architects Association. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster where her teaching draws on her research methodologies on interdisciplinary approach to design. Her practice-based research focuses on community participatory methods and architectural responses to the changing climate, landscape and social practices in the UK and Bangladesh. Tumpa was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Rising Star Award in 2017 and she has received a commendation for the RIBA President’s Award for Research in 2019. For her architectural work, she received the SEED/Pacific Rim Community Design Network Award 2018 and Architecture Sans Frontieres Award 2017 (commendation). In June 2019, Tumpa was appointed to be on the Design Review Panel for the Southwark Council Planning Department in an advisory role.

Paolo Cascone was born in Italy and grew up between West Indies and East Africa. He started his research between urban ecologies, digital fabrication and self-construction during his Master’s at the AA-School in London, and continued it while accomplishing a PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Rome. Paolo has started to teach ecological design at ENSAP – Malaquais and ESA schools of architecture  in Paris where he founded CODESIGNLAB. His work has been exhibited widely and published in international design magazines. Paolo is a scientific director of the African Fabbers School and a Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Architectural Design at the University of Westminster.

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