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Imogen Privett

MA work

ADS2

Our society is ageing; with an average life expectancy of 80, today’s pensioners have an unprecedented level of political and economic power. Can the Big Society agenda succeed 
by mobilising a ‘grey army’ of retired volunteers?


Placing civic education at the heart of democratic politics, _Old School _proposes utilising free school legislation to create condensed urban schools in which community services are run by the elderly. A landscape of play, café and library links the central hub with a flexible network of classroom and sports provision utilising vacant buildings and open spaces in the surrounding area.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2011

  • ADS2

    Our society is ageing; with an average life expectancy of 80, today’s pensioners have an unprecedented level of political and economic power. Can the Big Society agenda succeed 
by mobilising a ‘grey army’ of retired volunteers?


    Placing civic education at the heart of democratic politics, _Old School _proposes utilising free school legislation to create condensed urban schools in which community services are run by the elderly. A landscape of play, café and library links the central hub with a flexible network of classroom and sports provision utilising vacant buildings and open spaces in the surrounding area.


  • Degrees

  • MA, History, University of Cambridge, 2004; BA (Hons), Architecture, University of Westminster, 2008
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, Surface to Air, London, 2009-11; Architectural assistant, Bere Architects, London, 2009; Architectural assistant, Pringle Brandon LLP, London, 2004-8