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Monsoon [+ other] Grounds published

The Monsoon Assemblages team is pleased to announce that the third and final edition of its symposium proceedings, Monsoon [+ other] Grounds, edited by Lindsay Bremner and John Cook, is now available as a PDF here:  http://monass.org/writing/ or as hard copy from online stores. It includes contributions from Alexander Arenes, Matt Barlow, Raymonde Beiler, Harshavardhan Bhat, Lindsay […]

MONASS News, December 2019

Since March 2019 when we held our final symposium, Monsoon [+ other] Grounds, the MONASS team has been busy. The following is a summary of what we have been doing: 1 Design Studio 18 The final MArch level design studio aligned with Monsoon Assemblages ended in June 2019. The studio worked on the Ayeyarwaddy River […]

Delta and River Cities Workshop, Columbia University, 22-23 November 2019

I have just returned from a busy and extremely stimulating one-and-a-half day event in New York,  a workshop on Delta and River Cities hosted by Columbia University’s World Projects and Centre for Resilient Cities and Landscapes. It was held in Columbia’s Lenfest Center for the Arts on W 129th Street, a magnificent, recently opened building […]

MONASS Publications

MONASS is pleased to announce that the following two publications arising from the grant research have just been released on line: Bremner, L. (2020). ‘Sedimentary logics and the Rohingya Refugee camps in Bangladesh.’ Political Geography 77. Published online here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102109 Bremner, L. (2019). ‘Planning the 2015 Chennai Floods.’  Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. Published […]

Sensing, synthesising, steering – a visit to Arizona

During the Easter break I travelled to Arizona to take part in a “Lifescale Prototyping and Participatory Steering of Complex Adaptive Systems” workshop. This opportunity emerged from an earlier CECAN workshop that took place in Surrey UK, organised by Alex Penn, which aimed to take initial steps towards building an international community interested in developing […]

Reflections on Design Studio 18’s final review

The final design studio associated with Monsoon Assemblages is nearing its end. On the 11th April the students of Design Studio 18 had their last review for the year, with just portfolio submissions remaining. The end of the year will bring to a close the experiment of associating an architectural design studio with a grant […]

#aagDC in the trees

I was very fortunate to be able to take up an invitation from Aparna Parikh and Nida Rehman to participate in a session at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting in Washington DC earlier this month, on ‘Urban Climates: Power, Development and Environment in South Asia’. I presented some emerging work on framing the […]

Monsoon [+ other] Grounds Symposium

The third MONASS symposium and exhibition, Monsoon [+other] Grounds took place at the University of Westminster on the 21 and 22 March, 2019. It following Monsoon [+other] Airs and Monsoon [+other] Waters, which had been held in 2017 and 2018. The symposium brought the monsoon down to earth so to speak, as a seasonal designer […]

Monsoon [+ other] Waters book published

We are pleased to announce that Monsoon [+ other] Waters, the publication resulting from our symposium by the same name held in 2018 is now available. It can be downloaded as a low res PDF, and will be available for purchase as a hard copy from online stores shortly.   Download  Monsoon [+ other] Waters and […]

Monsoon [+ other] Grounds Symposium Programme

We are pleased to announce the programme for Monsoon [+ other] Grounds, the third and final symposium that Monsoon Assemblages will convene before its final conference in 2021. Monsoon [+ other] Grounds will take place in M416, University of Westminster Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS on 21 and 22 March 2019. The programme […]