Forms of Living


Leeds School of Architecture Open Lecture on Forms of Living
5:30 pm R506


Air AA Podcast interview. On the Steps of 36: Episode 10 
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Opening of the exhibition Portraits of a Practice: The life and work of MJ Long at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Designed by Forms of Living and curated by Elena Palacios Carral. The exhibittion will be run from 13/11/2023 to 09/12/2023

© Photograph by Yushi Li, 2023

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Forms of Living presented a paper at the CounterArchitecture/University of East London/ARUP conference in March this year Repurposing Places for social and environmental resilience.

The research focuses on the past, present and future of New Towns in the UK. This is the result of architecture briefs set at UK universities in Cambridge, Kingston, and Oxford Brookes (2019-2023).

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Together with OMMX and Sal Wilson, Forms of Living has been shortlisted for the Eco Home pavilion competition to rethink the future of sustainable living.

The proposal, The Thick of It, explores the environmental and social imperative for materially resourceful, better insulated homes. The team is interested in the thickness of walls, the environments they create internally and externally, and how they mediate our lives together.

The competition is oranised by the London Festival of Architecture and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects.

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Elena Palacios Carral was awarded RIBA Research Funding Grant for her research project, Portraits of a Practice: The Making of a Doll’s House by MJ Long.

Portraits of a Practice: The Making of a Doll’s House by MJ Long is a research project about the life and work of the architect Mary Jane Long as told through a study of a Doll’s House she made in the 1980s for her young daughter.

The research project is set to feature as an exhibition at the AA in 2023.

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Elena Palacios Carral (Forms of Living) will teach Vertical Studio 13 at the BA (Hons) Architecture in Central Saint Martins alongside Sabrina Puddu (Territories of Incarceration) this academic year. The brief, entitled Restorative Practices, reacts against mainstream actions that society and institutions deploy to deal with harm, conflict and injustice. Against displacement or incarceration, the studio conceives architectural projects developed out of an identified restorative practice.