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Polyark SuperMegaCrit 2018
​The AD/AA/Polyark Bus tour, 1973.
Conference

Polyark: SuperMegaCrit 2018

Polyark is a massive live proposition where, over the course of three days, there will be presentations based on the work of Cedric Price and his Polyark project – and a design charrette based on a site around the Olympic park. Attendees will take part in a series of networking events, reflect on the five iterations of this project and international schools will be matched with their UK counterparts to promote an exchange of ideas, friendships, and future collaborations.

Polyark is an international design studio project with outcomes intended to generate innovative design, and to facilitate a transcontinental conversation in architectural ideas.

Celebrating the work of influential architect and educator, Cedric Price, the project is currently in its fourth and fifth iterations however at this year’s SuperMegaCrit, not only do we plan to critique the current Polyark 4: Fun Palace Futures and Polyark 5: Polyair projects, but also review the work of schools and their students on Polyark 2: the Railway Project and Polyark 3: Polyport – and indeed going back to the genesis of the Polyark idea, the AA/AD double decker bus that sought to become the first National School of Architecture.

Participants will engage with students and academics from around the world to create new work, hear expert lectures from past contributors as well as from authorities on the work of Cedric Price.

They will also take part in a series of networking events. International schools will be matched with their UK counterparts to promote an exchange of ideas, friendships, and future collaborations.

Polyark juries will provide students and their schools with an opportunity to explain how they’ve made sense of past project briefs, what their experience of working in some form of collaboration has been, and how their architecture has referenced Price and his thinking.

We look forward to hosting you at this exciting event.