Climate Emergency Megacrit

Organised in collaboration with the London Architecture Schools Collective, the 2020 Megacrit will explore architectural responses to climate emergency

The Megacrit is returning, revamped and rebooted.

A year of seismic political events has underscored the need for urgent action on tackling climate change, and has seen ambitious educators and students grapple with the topic of ecological architecture in adventurous ways. Organised by the London Architecture Schools Collective, the event recognises the gravity and urgency of the climate crisis and looks at how this will impact London’s built environment. We invite students from across London’s many architecture schools, to explore solutions, ways of adapting and designing in accordance to changing conditions, and to present their own critical interpretations. The Megacrit will run on the afternoon of Thursday 9th January 2020 at Coin Street Community Builders’ Bargehouse. Special guest critics from practice, public office and beyond will join the discussions.

Over the past three years the Architecture Foundation has organised Megacrits at architecture schools around London, exploring different ways of presenting and interrogating projects, and mixing students and units from different institutions. Megacrits help to expand perspectives and allow productive conversations to flourish between institutions around joint themes.

What is a Megacrit?

Megacrits are inter-school events at which architecture students and tutors share and critique each other’s work. The Climate Emergency Megacrit will be split into groups across the many spaces of the Bargehouse. In each room students will present in-process design work and research. After each presentation a discussion including other students, tutors and guest critics will be chaired by a member of the London Architecture Schools Collective.

I want to join at the Megacrit. What should I bring?

Great! First make sure you sign up online by the 22nd of December using the online form. On the day you should bring a selection of your work to present. You can bring as many models and drawings as you like but we suggest limiting yourself to between three and five key pieces to explain your work. You should be prepared to introduce your project in around five minutes followed by a discussion. All presentations will take place around large tables so drawings can be laid flat next to models.

The London Architecture Schools Collective

The London Architecture Schools Collective is a network of architecture students collaborating between institutions and across the capital. 


The deadline to sign up using the online form is midnight on the 22nd December 2019.