Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) holds numerous seminar series that shape a lively research community. Prokalò is a forum that provokes discourses to be revealed and shared through seminars; including students, researchers and people in practice.

It is organised by postgraduate research students of Edinburgh College of Art at The University of Edinburgh.

2020/21

More information to follow

 

Previous series

2019/20

Series organisers:

15 Oct | Restoring the Medieval to Build the Modern: The Case of the Sabaudian Restoration | Tommaso Zerbi | Critical Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

29 Oct | Direct Action In City Districts: Post-War West-Berlin | Laura Bowie | Critical Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

12 Nov | Mass Customisation for Zero Energy Housing | Pablo Jimenez-Moreno | Critical Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

3 Dec | Social Event | PhD students to share their research focus within 5-10 mins | Critical Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

21 Jan | Conservation Beyond Consolidation for Prehistoric Monuments: Finding Narratives from Archaeology to Architecture for Scottish Brochs | Chang Liu | Critical Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

2 Mar | Geometry of Infinity/ Dr Francisca Lima | ECA Main Boardroom L05 | 12:30 – 2pm
(In collaboration with OPENspace Research Seminar Series)

17 Mar | [NON] PARTICIPATORY CITY PLANNING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: EXPERIENCES IN OSLO | Taylor Sawyer, PhD researcher from University of Glasgow | Critical Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm (Postponed)

 

2018/19

Series organisers:

Semester 1

16 Oct | Fictive Architectures: The Meaning and Functions of Baroque Illusionism, Dr Andrew Horn | Crit Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm 

23-26 Oct | ESALA PGR ‘Research Week 2018’, Student Symposium | Matthew Gallery, Minto House | 11:00am - 1:00pm

23 OctArchitecture of Displacement and Forms of Non-Belonging, Dr Nishat Awan | Lecture Theatre, Adam House | 6:00pm

24 Oct | Architecture Does Not Stop at the Roof, Dr Fernanda Canales | Lecture Theatre 5, Appleton Tower | 5:00pm

25 Oct | Modernism as Memory: Building identity in the Federal Republic of Germany, Kathleen James-Chakraborty | Lecture Theatre, Adam House | 5:00pm

13 Nov | Aloula and the Absurd, Dr Chris French and Dr Maria Mitsoula | Crit Room 2, Minto House | 5.15pm

27 Nov | The Discovery of Victorian Architecture in Italy, Prof. Guido Zucconi | Matthew Gallery, Minto House | 5:15pm

22 Jan | Interactive Habitation Pods: An Architectural Model for Data-Driven Design Thinking, Roxana Karam | Crit Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

5 Feb | Pecha Kucha | Crit Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

19 Feb | Making Space in Sound: Thinking about Space with a Sonic Sensibility, Katerina Talianni | Crit Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

19 Mar | Industrialisation of Pleasure Gardens and Paradise: Emergence of Roof Gardens at Department Stores in Korea during the 1930s, Dr Jung-Hwa Kim | Crit Room 2, Minto House | 5:15pm

23 Apr | The Visualisation of Strawberry Hill: A Collusion of History and Imagination, Dr Marion Harney | Elliot Room, Minto House | 5:15pm

30 Apr | The Spatial Representation of Number, Graham Shawcross | Elliot Room, Minto House | 5:15pm

 

2017/2018

Series organisers:

26 Sep | Samuel Gonçalves | SUMMARY: Infrastructure-Structure-Architecture

10 OctTolulope Onabolu | Talk title TBC

24 Oct | Maria Fusco | The Legend of Necessary Dreamer 

14 Nov | Speaker TBC | Talk title TBC

28 Nov | Speaker TBC | Talk title TBC

12 Dec | Sophia Banou | Talk title TBC

10 Feb | Kengo Kuma | Lab for future material 

20 Feb | Pedro Aibéo | Architectural Democracy

27 Feb | Laura Bowie | 1968 in West Berlin: Space, Place and Identity

13 Mar | Robert Hairstrains | Off-site and modern methods of timber construction

27 Mar | Sam Booth | Unique Small Buildings

24 Apr | Pecha Kucha ESALA

8 May | Maria Mitsoula and Dorian Wiszniewski | Talk title TBC

22 May | Es Tresidder | Low-energy building design optimisation

 

2016/2017

Series organisers, 2016-2017:

  • Roxana Bakhshayesh
  • Laura Bowie
  • Rebecca Crowther

27 Sep | Rough and Ready Research Share

11 Oct | Rebecca Crowther and Laura Bowie | Researchers Anonymous

25 Oct | Vrej Haroutounian, Roxana Bakhshayesh Karam and Matluba Khan with special guest Professor Billie Giles-Corti | Rough and Ready Research Share

8 Nov | Xi Chen (Newcastle University) and Justin Chung (The University of Edinburgh) | Public Spaces, Mapping, Participatory Design

22 Nov | Global Forces, Landscape and Wellbeing, and Environmental Attitudes

24 Jan | Juan Hevia (San Pablo CEA University Madrid | Shrinkage vs Growth

7 Feb | Pecha Kucha

 

2015/2016

27 Oct | Dr Jim Lawson (Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art) | A Theory of History and a Fifteenth century Building Programme: Alberti and Sant’Andre in Mantua

10 Nov | Piotr Lesniak (PhD Candidate in Architecture by Design, Edinburgh College of Art) | Archive of the Future: An Architectural Imaginary of Reconstructed Warsaw

24 Nov | Paul Guzzardo (Fellow ar Geddes Institute for Urban Reseach, University of Dundee) | A Septic Turn in the Space of Appearance: A Brief for a City with Elites in Decline

8 Dec | Prof Richard Coyne (Professor of Architectural Computing, Edinburgh College of Art) | Blook! How to Leverage a Book out of a Blog

19 Jan | Dr Tahl Kaminer (Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory, Edinburgh College of Art) | Critique and co-optation

2 Feb | John Barber (PhD Candidate in Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art) | Statics and Dynamics in the Conservation of Drystone Buildings

16 Feb | Prof Jilly Traganou (Associate Professor in Spatial Design, Parsons School for Design - The New School) | Insurgent and Radical Forms of Dissent: Resisting the Olympic City

23 Feb | Dr Patrik Schumacher (Partner at Zaha Hadid Architects and Founding Director at the AA Design Research Lab) | Agent Based Parametric Semiology 

1 Mar | Dr Richard Anderson (Lecturer in Architectural History, Edinburgh College of Art) | A Second-World Empire: Soviet Architecture, Socialism and Globalization 

22 Mar | Alex Collins (PhD Candidate in History of Art, Edinburgh College of Art) | Micro-architecture and Macro-landscapes: Space and Authorship in Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid Franchise (1998–2015)

29 Mar | Vasileios Kitsos (PhD Candidate at the School of Social Sciences, Södertörns University Stockholm) | Urban pratices and concensus in a time of crisis

19 Apr | Dr Richard Milgrom (Associate Professor of City Planning, University of Manitoba) | Age-Friendly Regions? Supporting uneven growth and decline

3 Mar | Tiago Torres Campos (Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art) | Encounters with Manhattan's Geologic: On Landscape, Time and the Anthropocene

17 May | Ernesto Valero Thomas (PhD Candidate in Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art) | Energy and Space: Mapping Networks of Gasoline Stations in the Dispersed City

 

2014/2015

4 Nov | Dr Penny Travlou (Lecturer in Cultural Geography & Theory, University of Edinburgh) | A Guidebook to Berlin: Excavating Voids, Ruins and Flows

18 Nov | Prof Sandra Kaji-O'Grady (Dean & Head of Architecture, University of Queensland) | Privatised Atmosphere, Personal Bubbles

2 Dec | Richard McClary (PhD Candidate in History of Art, University of Edinburgh) | Medieval Islamic Architecture of Central Asia: The development of Qarakhānid tombs in the Ferghāna Valley

20 Jan | Dr Aikaterini Antonopoulou (Teaching Fellow, Newcastle University) | Homelessness in the Digital Age through the example of the Banoptikon Videogame Project

5 Feb | Prof Perry Kulper (Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan) | Estranged Fluctuations

3 Mar | Liam Ross (Lecturer in Architectural Design, University of Edinburgh) | Regulatory Spaces, Literal and Metaphorical: On the Material and Discursive Formation of Edinburgh’s Fire-Safety Legislation

17 Mar | Dorothea Kalogianni (PhD Candidate in Architecture, University of Edinburgh) | Affective Immersion and Virtual Spaces: Incorporating Virtual Reality, EEG and Sound

31 Mar | Tarek Teba (PhD Candidate in Architecture, University of Edinburgh) | Domestic Architecture in Ugarit: Conservation Proposal

28 April | Fabrizio Gesuelli (PhD Candidate in Architecture, University of Edinburgh) | Remediating the Social through Protest Architecture: Tait and St Peter's Square in Rome

12 May | Dr Yeoryia Manolopoulou (Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design, University College London) | Dialogue with Chance

26 May | Dr Katherine Brookfield (Research Fellow at OpenSpace, University of Edinburgh) | The role of the home in the active and sedentary behaviours of older people