PLAYweek, Thursday 15 – Friday 16 February: Call for Workshops & Events

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It should be noted that children at play are not playing about: their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity. ( Montaigne 1580 )


PLAYweek is organised by the Department of Architecture and the Westminster Architecture Society, WAS.

It is a creative and disruptive 2-day event that cuts across the ‘dip-drip’ of the Department’s week-by-week teaching to suggest new and playful ways of working.

This year, things are a little different:

  • Thursday 15 February, there will be an all school crit, with mixed student, staff and guest panels looking at work drawn from across the school.
  • Friday 16 February, we will run one-day intensive workshops – which students and staff are free to propose, run, and take part in.


  • To hold an all school event
  • To enable students and staff to see a cross-section of the ongoing work of the Department
  • To test out innovative ideas through short, intensive workshops
  • To give students and staff the opportunity to explore an area of interest which they would normally not have the time, or freedom, to investigate

Friday workshop proposals

All students and staff can make a proposal for a workshop or event – and teams may include people drawn from outside the Department

Workshops can include traditional workshop activities, as well as performances and lectures, walks, seminars and film-showings – or any other form of activity. They can take place on or off-campus, and include people from outside the Department.

For more details on how to submit a proposal please go here.

Featured image from last year’s Tensegrity workshop, lead by Geoff Morrow, Gavin Weber, Will McLean, Pete Silver and Scott Batty.

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