Author: Lindsay Bremner

Publication: An excess of thought

MONASS is pleased to announce another great publication, this time by PhD researcher, Anthony Powis. His paper titled ‘An excess of thought, or the thinking materials of research,’ has just been published in Hyphen Journal, an open-access journal led by PhD researchers from the University of Westminster. The abstract of the paper reads as follows: […]

Monsoon Assemblages invited to contribute to the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2020

The Monsoon Assemblages team is pleased to announce that we have been invited to contribute to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020, ‘How will we Live Together? curated by Hashim Sarkis. Our proposal, ‘Between the Barometer and the Dragonfly’  is being developed in collaboration with Office of Experiments, a London based Arts Practice. The full list […]

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 […]

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 […]

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] Waters Symposium Report

Monsoon [+other] Waters, the second Monsoon Assemblages symposium in a series of three was convened by the Monsoon Assemblages project at the University of Westminster on the 12th and 13th of April 2018. This year’s symposium comprised a number of inter-disciplinary panels, key-note addresses and an exhibition. It brought together established and young scholars and […]