AVATAR and the politics of Protocell Architecture

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The Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research Laboratory (AVATAR) was founded in 2004 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL). The original remit was to provide a forum for staff and their units to exchange and share their explorations into the digital and visceral terrain. With Neil Spiller's appointment in September 2011 as Dean of the School of Architecture and Construction at the University of Greenwich, the centre of research has shifted south to Greenwich. Here, one of the principle proponents of AVATAR, Nic Clear describes why, given the present economic and political situation, Protocell Architecture has provided the group with such a fecund field of research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalArchitectural Design
Issue number2
Early online date17 Mar 2011
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


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