A new event at the University of the West of England on 7 February will introduce students to the RIBA from a national to local level and we are inviting local architects to take part in a Love Architecture Shorts networking session to link students with practices looking to take forward activity in next June's festival.
The evening forum will include a presentation from Doug Withington from the RIBA Education team on the RIBA as an organisation and the benefits of student membership. This will be followed by a presentation on the RIBA locally at regional and branch level from RIBA Bristol and Bath chair Geraint James and RIBA regional director Jon Watkins.
Bristol practice Tonic Architecture will then talk about being a new practice in Bristol, featuring on a couple of current projects.
The final part of the evening will be to link local architects with UWE students for activity around Love Architecture (21 – 30 June 2013). A number of five-minute 'petchakutcha'-style slots will be available for architects to talk about an activity/event that happened in 2012, with the opportunity for new ideas to be explored in other slots (called Love Architecture Shorts).
The objective is to bring local students together with local practices for a defined outcome of an event/activity in Love Architecture and increase general engagement between the profession and students from the university to help to increase awareness of the value of good design and architecture in the eyes of the general public.
The evening will offer drinks and social networking opportunities on arrival, and following the Love Architecture Shorts presentations.
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5pm: Arrival drinks and social networking
5.30pm: The RIBA and What It Can Do for You, Doug Withington, RIBA Education
6.15pm: RIBA Locally: Bristol and Bath branch and RIBA South West
6.30pm: A local practice: Tonic Architecture
7pm: Love Architecture Shorts
8pm: Closing Drinks