Above: Image of Barcelona apartment taken by Roy Fitzpatrick, via architek10.co.uk
Architek10, a new student architecture society at the University of Ulster, has launched its online eStudio. The founders explain their vision for the society and the online resource below.
Architek10 was established early last year as a platform for a meaningful and altruistic architectural discourse between students, professionals and other interested parties with a desire to learn and develop. While based at the University of Ulster, the society is keen to extend its reach beyond the bounds of academic life and actively engage with the tangible context of Belfast and Northern Ireland as a whole.
Architek10 launched last summer with an inaugural lecture from Hackett-Hall-McKnight, focused around their competition winning design for the upcoming Old Museum Arts Centre (OMAC). As Architek10 becomes more established it is the intention to extend this lecture series, and is currently attempting to source a host of speakers from varying disciplines in order to inform and provoke debate.
Architek10 has recently launched their eStudio, an online base where members, participants and invited guests will publish a broad scope of material ranging from articles to photography and videos. Each piece is accompanied by a feedback column whereby visitors to the site can respond directly to the work presented, enabling dynamic debate and development available to anyone who visits the site. Once the article is read, the issues and concerns it raises along with a range of differing opinions are readily accessible beneath.
Architek10’s first newsletter is available on the eStudio. Its 10 articles cover a diversity of topics. They range from a student perspective of the FAB summer school to the parallels between architecture and music, a commentary on the inaugural lecture to a nightmarish vision of Spanish DIY and an interview with Ciaran Mackel regarding the recession.
Architek10’s eStudio can be found at architek10.co.uk. We welcome all Ideas and encourage participation from anyone with an interest in Art, Architecture and the ties that bind them. If you would like to become involved in our lecture series please contact Andrew Molloy ([email protected]) or Fiona Shannon ([email protected]).
Andrew Molloy Fiona Shannon Roy Fitzpatrick