MORE 2022 signals something of a return to ‘normal’, taking place in September after two years of online / hybrid events necessarily held in January because of the pandemic. For those of you able to attend the opening event and party, you’ll notice how much we have learnt from those past events, with live streaming around the world allowing people to join in the celebrations both in person and virtually.
MORE also shows how we have rebuilt our postgraduate and research community and re-established our Marylebone home as a place in which to spend time together, learning and exchanging ideas and skills. The scope of the exhibition reflects the extraordinary range of creative and cross-disciplinary work that sits within our single School, encouraging students and staff to work together in addressing regenerative and resilient Design, Making, Place, Spatial Policy, Mobilities, Territorial Transitions and Professional Practice. The breadth of work also reflects our students who, drawn from all around the world, create a mix of views and approaches that is in itself a critical dimension for anyone wishing to contribute to our contemporary planetary and societal challenges.
2021 saw the School achieve exceptional results in the Research Excellence Framework, as well as launch its own research website [http://www.openresearchwestminster.org] to showcase the work of our five complementary research groups: transport + mobility; architectural humanities; emerging territories; place + experience; making + practice.
Thanks are owed to many MORE. To Nasser Golzari and Yara Sharif who designed and curated the exhibition; to Clare Hamman who has designed and produced this beautiful catalogue; to Daniel Scroggins who organised seemingly everything else; to François Girardin and the Fabrication Lab staff who built the exhibition; to Mirna Pedalo who curates our social media and the website to accompany the exhibition; to our campus team led by Kow Abadoo, Amaniel Gebreyesus and John Whitmore. Above all, thanks to our students and the staff, for their good will and good work.
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