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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 […]

Celebrating Geoffrey Bawa

Monsoon Assemblages has teamed up with the Friends of Sri Lanka to celebrate the work of Geoffrey Bawa. The event will take place on  Wednesday 13th March 2019, 6pm – 9pm (Talk Starts at 6.30pm), University of Westminster, School of Architecture & Cities, Room 416, 4th Floor, Marylebone Campus, London NW1 5LS (near Baker Street Station).Booking is via […]

Beth Cullen presents paper at Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices Conference

MONASS Research Fellow, Beth Cullen presented a paper titled ‘The fish, the delta and the monsoon: storying Hilsa ecologies’ at the Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices Conference that took place 23 – 25 January 2019, Linnæus University, Sweden, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Aesthetics and Ecology, Copenhagen/Berlin. Here is the abstract of her paper: What can a […]

MONASS News

MONASS News , October 2018 Over the summer, there has quite a lot going on for the MONASS research team. This short blog will summarise some of these activities. Field Work During June and July this year, Beth Cullen and Christina Geros undertook field work in Bangladesh, assisted by Research institute Bangladesh and the Bengal […]

Design Agency within Earth Systems

Monsoon Assemblages has co-organised ‘Design Agency within Earth Systems,’ a symposium to take place at the AA, 36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES on 26 October, 09.30 – 18.00. This comprises a number of conversations and projects that look through planetary lenses to reflect on the complicity of design in the destruction of the planet, […]

The Earth’s Crust

In front of a laser cut topographic model of Bangladesh on the DS18 exhibition that opened last week at the University of Westminster is a rather strange object. It is made up of two profiled CNC foam layers, approximately 150 mm thick, one painted pink and one blue, suspended one over the other on thin […]

DS18 End of year exhibition

DS18’s end of year exhibition opened on 14th June at 18.00, as part of the annual University of Westminster OPEN Exhibition. The exhibition will be open 15 June – 09 July, from 10.00 – 21.00. Further details are on the flyer below. For samples of students work on show go here and here.