Studios are working across a range of contemporary issues, investigating the future of the high-street, the redevelopment of our cities, as well as the impact of climate change and the importance of heritage. Student submissions are due just before Christmas and students are looking forward to a much deserved break. One of the highlights has been the return of reviews in the Stirling gallery, discussing the work of students with visiting academics and architects from practice.

Animation: Rhys Bennet, Communities & Contested Spaces