UJ_UNIT2 is very pleased to have Phil Astley in studio (http://uj-unit2.co.za/phil-astley-riba/). The focus will be on
RE-THINKING HEALTHCARE IN CITIES
NEIGHBOURHOODS, PUBLIC SPACE, COMMUNITIES AND PRIMARY CARE SERVICE
At the end of the week, the students will have deepened their understanding of healthcare infrastructure at an urban, strategic level; the distributed health system, and then at the level of the ‘nested’ space that allows the widest scope of voices, activity, care, respite as this becomes determined (over time, and allows changes over time). Phil Astley will introduce a number of scenario techniques to be used prior to design in support different value systems that begin to shape projects. How traditional health systems interface with formal healthcare systems will be discussed and how this understanding relates to neighbourhood development and urban revitalization – especially in contexts of poverty and disadvantage and contexts with complex political histories.
The full brief is available here: uj_unit2 Q4 Phil Astley