The second meeting of the transnational alliance We Cannot Work Like This took place at the same time in London and Brussels. In London, it was organised by the Royal College of Architecture’s professor Adam Kaasa and his students and explored the notion of the (un)common.
Students and alumni from the Open Design Course (KASK), École Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne, Royal College of Architecture, HISK and Thomas More University exchanged ideas on fictional and real structures of what methods of sustainable, decolonial and inclusive practices could be.
Two workshops have been proposed: Space, Place and Other Stories by students from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes (Célestine Pelletier, Camille Kerzerho, Coraline Delorme and Clara Agnus), and How Long Can You Chew Before It Starts Sucking by four alumni of HISK (Megan-Leigh Heilig, Hannah Mevis, Marijke De Roover and Sofia Ceasar), which took place at Brixton Pound, a “pay-as-you-can“ restaurant in London.
An activist public event was part of this meeting, which brought two important civic and student campaigns, Justice for Grenfell and Justice for Workers (Goldsmiths), into dialogue.