NO ONE IS AN EMPTY VESSEL THAT NEEDS TO BE FILLED

PUG values the importance of education and subscribes to the view that students are not 'empty vessels that need to be filled'.

Much like the situationist approach to urban exploration, PUG wants students to experience their own personal dérives through the landscape that is architectural theory, unconstrained by thresholds and not distracted by trends and the mould of the avant-garde.

PUG sees architecture not as the creation of isolated objects, but as a condition wherein all elements of the human experience can be related to and explored.

With this approach in mind, members of PUG teach on the undergraduate course at Oxford Brookes, have led units of architecture at Liverpool & UCLan, have been associate lecturers at the RCA, and have taught Interior & Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts, as well as reaching out to younger students through workshops with schools and youth groups across London and other parts of the country.

PUG are always on the lookout for future opportunities in architectural education and related fields.

 

Links:

UCLAN Architecture Yearbook 2014 - Atelier 3

OB1 Blog

Chelsea College of Art - ISD Course

Liverpool University - Architecture

Royal College of Art - Architecture

 

  "Our society has become one of illiberal democracy, only the illusion of freedom is portrayed by the false facades of politicians working not for us but for the CEOs of large multinational corporations. Left City began as a small squatters community on the half built and abandoned 'Boris Island', that choose to abandon the capitalism that created it in pursuit of a more liberal life. As the community grows, so does its ambition. Importing the soon to be precious waste of the rest of society it recycles the waste of excess to create an organised city.  Left City is a free, high density, self-built community that lives to support itself." Image and text by Luke Jones - Left City: Atelier 3, UCLAN 2014

 

"Our society has become one of illiberal democracy, only the illusion of freedom is portrayed by the false facades of politicians working not for us but for the CEOs of large multinational corporations.

Left City began as a small squatters community on the half built and abandoned 'Boris Island', that choose to abandon the capitalism that created it in pursuit of a more liberal life.
As the community grows, so does its ambition.
Importing the soon to be precious waste of the rest of society it recycles the waste of excess to create an organised city. 
Left City is a free, high density, self-built community that lives to support itself."

Image and text by Luke Jones - Left City: Atelier 3, UCLAN 2014