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 2021 Re-materializing Housing Workshop
Contents Report
Scholars’ Introductions
Monday, 15 November 2021
To begin the Workshop, scholars were given the opportunity to present their backgrounds and interests to the Academic Body members by way of an introductory, five-minute presentation in which they were requested to present an urban ‘leftover’ of their hometown—an obsolete site, infrastructure or discarded building—through an image, plans or a piece of it.
The presentions given in response to that challenge varied greatly and covered a diverse range of contexts from around the globe. Present in their research, however, was a visible link between the scholars’ own backgrounds and the introductory assignment given by the Mentor, and their unique proposals served as a common language with which to open the Workshop, creating profound discourse among both the scholars and Academic Body members alike on which to develop new ideas.
 Norman Foster in discussion with scholars and Academic Body during the scholars’ introductory presentations
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