AHRC PHD Studentship
Get in contact if you are interested in applying to a fully-funded AHRC collaborative doctoral award programme with McCann Manchester on VR and AR in relation to "outdoor advertising". More info in NEWS section.
Transdisciplinary Design: Milan 2017
Find out about our EU Transdisciplinary Design Network on "Emerging Models of Transdisciplinarity: Driving Business, Technology & Design Innovation". More info and a short documentary film in our PORTFOLIO.
Global Cities Forum
Prof Richard Koeck gives talk on "digital urban heritage" at the "Global Cities Forum” in Shanghai/China October 30, 2016. Hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, United Nations Human Settlements Program, the World Bank.
Global Cities Forum
Mike Taulty from Mircosoft gives demonstration of Hololens; a ground-breaking Mixed Reality (MR) innovation, which soon will change the landscape of architecture and design industries. More CAVA MR updates soon.
Innovate UK: Design Foundations
It was recently announced that Spark Compass UK and CAVA have won the Innovate UK "Design Foundation" competition to develop new "intelligent, real-time, hyper-local screen-based OoH marketing" innovation.
Resilient Urban Ecosystem (RUE) Network
Dr Kocaturk and Prof Koeck have won a Knowledge Exchange grant with ARUP. The team will establish a new international research network, comprised of world-leading partners in urban sustainability and urban resilience.
Emerging Models of Transdisciplinarity
Dr Kocaturk and Prof Koeck win funding to establish EU consortium between the University of Liverpool, the Hochschule Anhalt/DIA Bauhaus in Dessau/Germany, and the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin/Italy.
British Academy Fellowship
Dr Carla Molinari has been awarded the 2016 British Academy fellowship by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome. Her research looks at the influence of Sergei Eisenstein in the work of Peter Greenaway.
Presentation at Houses of Parliament
The "Open Planning" mobile application, developed by Prof Koeck, Red Ninja and other partners, is showcased as best practice project at the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group at the House of Commons in London.
Video Installation: Béton Armé & Écrans Urbains
Richard Koeck shows his observational films "beton armé" and "écrans urbanise", both shot in Paris in 2015, as part of the Libidinal Circuits conference at FACT.
Video Installation: Moment 2:45
Pooya Sanjari shows his video installation at FACT, as part of the Libidinal Circuits conference. Moment 2:45 offers simultaneous vantage points of Liverpool “urban circuits” from 20 different locations.
We look at architecture and cities with different eyes.
The Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA) is a research centre situated in the School of Architecture, University of Liverpool. We are interested in representational and lived spaces – the study of urban phenomena and practices – and often work on theoretical and practical intersections between analogue and digital culture in the context of architecture and cities.
"Architecture no longer can (if it ever could) be understood as an autonomous medium of mass, space and light but now serves as the constructed ground for encountering and extracting meaning from cross-connected flows of aural, textual and graphic and digital information through global networks."
W. J. Mitchell, Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City (MIT Press, 2005)
CAVA provides a stimulating environment to work with experts in architecture, creative technologies, cultural industries, film/video, advertising/marketing, as well as award-winning artists.
The research activities of the Centre are underpinned by the cultural approach to architecture and the visual arts introduced at the University of Liverpool by Colin Rowe and James Stirling.
Our longstanding relationship with CAVA has enabled high value collaborations, such as several collaborative doctorate awards, publications, international conferences/symposia and much more.
"We are a design-led technology grown in Liverpool and working across the world. Working with CAVA and the University of Liverpool has transformed our business."
Working at CAVA at the University of Liverpool gave me the opportunity to connect my research to key cultural organisations in the city such as FACT.
I am pursuing a collaborative doctoral research with FACT - funded by the AHRC -
which gives me a critical perspective on the value of art and insight into curatorial activities.
My collaborative doctoral research with McCann Manchester is funded by the AHRC and looks in leading-edge virtual and augmented reality applications in the context of outdoor urban advertising.
We undertake research into the representation of space/architecture in film as well as theoretical and practical implications of filmic/cinematic qualities of architecture and cities.
We are interested in how the (analogue & digital) visual culture of a place has impact on city placemaking – from e.g. architectural, cultural, sociological and economic perspectives.
With expertise that encompasses a broad and multi-faceted approach to maps and map-making, CAVA explores the mixed- and multi-media possibilities of mapping in the digital age.
We pursue interdisciplinary research in areas such as film/architecture, digital/virtual space, mapping/cartography, city branding/marketing and spatial anthropology.
CAVA researchers often use creative practices such as moving images, installations, augmented/virtual reality or mobile and location-based technologies as proof of concept for their research.
University of Liverpool | School of Architecture
Leverhulme Building, Abercromby Square | Liverpool, L69 7ZN
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