KSA featured in ‘Questions of Space: Festival of Ideas’ Short Film

Canterbury Cathedral hosted ‘Questions of Space: A Festival of Ideas’ which took place on 20 & 21 June 2016. This included a series of public talks, walks, sights and sounds. The Festival of Ideas is a partnership between Canterbury Cathedral and the University of Kent.

Below is an eight minute documentary about the project, shot and edited by Stacie Lee Bennett.

As part of the Festival, staff and a PhD student from KSA hosted their own events at the Cathedral:

Richard Watkins
Hot Air
Experiment
The vast spaces of Canterbury Cathedral hold 100 tonnes of air, continually moving and sometimes creating draughts. Using helium balloons to see where the air goes, we aim to find out how to improve air flow.

Carolina Vasilikou
Thermal Delight
Walk & Exhibition
Thermal qualities – warm, cool, humid, airy, radiant, cosy – are an important part of how we experience space. This walk invites you to help measure and test the different sensory qualities across Cathedral spaces and precincts to understand how they make us feel and why.

Gordana Fontana-Giusti
Bird’s Eye View
Exhibition & Talk
We will be delving into the archives to discover Christopher Packe, who in the 1700s climbed Bell Harry Tower to get a “bird’s-eye view” of East Kent and, with the help of his theodolite (an instrument for taking precise measurements) created a new kind of map.

Tim Fox-Godden
Ypres to Canterbury
Exhibition & Talk
This exhibition is about how we commemorate war thought architecture and monuments. A huge panoramic photograph taken at Buffs Road Cemetery in Ypres, France, brings feelings of loss and sacrifice at the Western Front to Canterbury Cathedral Bastian Chapel.

 

KSA Staff and Students taking part in ‘Questions of Space: A Festival of Ideas’

Canterbury Cathedral is hosting ‘Questions of Space: A Festival of Ideas’ which will be running on the 20 & 21 June 2016. This will include a series of public talks, walks, sights and sounds. The Festival of Ideas is a partnership between Canterbury Cathedral and the University of Kent.

As part of the Festival, staff and a PhD student from KSA will be hosting their own events at the Cathedral:

Richard Watkins
Hot Air
Experiment
The vast spaces of Canterbury Cathedral hold 100 tonnes of air, continually moving and sometimes creating draughts. Using helium balloons to see where the air goes, we aim to find out how to improve air flow.

Carolina Vasilikou
Thermal Delight
Walk & Exhibition
Thermal qualities – warm, cool, humid, airy, radiant, cosy – are an important part of how we experience space. This walk invites you to help measure and test the different sensory qualities across Cathedral spaces and precincts to understand how they make us feel and why.

Gordana Fontana-Giusti
Bird’s Eye View
Exhibition & Talk
We will be delving into the archives to discover Christopher Packe, who in the 1700s climbed Bell Harry Tower to get a “bird’s-eye view” of East Kent and, with the help of his theodolite (an instrument for taking precise measurements) created a new kind of map.

Tim Fox-Godden
Ypres to Canterbury
Exhibition & Talk
This exhibition is about how we commemorate war thought architecture and monuments. A huge panoramic photograph taken at Buffs Road Cemetery in Ypres, France, brings feelings of loss and sacrifice at the Western Front to Canterbury Cathedral Bastian Chapel.

For full details, including all the events and booking information, please visit: www.kent.ac.uk/publicengagement/questions-of-space.html

KSA CASE Researchers speak at 31st Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference in Bologna

KSA had the largest international research presence at the 31st Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference in Bologna, Italy on 9-11 September 2015. Attended by over 300 delegates from all over the world, six researchers from KSA’s Centre for Architecture and the Sustainable Environment  (CASE) delivered research papers on a range of topics:

Michael Adaji
An investigation into thermal comfort in residential buildings in the hot humid climate of Sub-Saharan Africa: a field study in Abuja-Nigeria.

Keith Bothwell
Pines Calyx earth tube performance.

Christina Chatzipoulka
Comparing the solar performance of urban forms in London.

Carolina Vasilikou
Thermal perception of pedestrians moving in interconnected urban spaces: adaptive thermal comfort in irregular spatial sequences in Rome and London.

Leonidas Tsichritzis
The glazing of balconies as a retrofitting solution for reducing the heating load of the adjacent room in Athens. [Recently joined CASE from the Architectural Association, London]

Richard Watkins
The performance of natural ventilation in a dance studio – lessons from tracer gas measurements and control integration.

For more information, please see:
PLEA 2015 conference: www.plea2015.it