15th October/Liz Diller Lecture/Christopher Ingold Building Bartlett/London

Architect Liz Diller shares her practice Diller Scofidio + Renfro's (DS+R's) recent work.

Liz Diller is a founding principal of DS+R, an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts. DS+R’s completed projects include the renovation of Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, the High Line park in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, credited for revitalising the city’s waterfront and is highly regarded for its inventive planning of exhibition and educational programmes. Additional completed projects include the Creative Arts Centre at Brown University, and Blur, designed for the 2002 Swiss Expo. Projects currently in construction include The Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles, the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro, the Medical and Graduate Education Building at Columbia University, the McMurtry Building for Art and Art History at Stanford University, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Diller is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Award, the first awarded in the discipline of architecture. In recent years, she was named among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and recognised by the Smithsonian Institution with the National Design Award, by the American Academy of the Arts and Letters with the Brunner Prize, and by the National Academy of Design with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Diller is a recent recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Occidental College and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

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9th October/New Architecture Narratives Lecture-Andres Jaque lectures/ Barbican/London

What are the borders of architecture? How has the discipline evolved to face the non-stop challenges of the city? What means can be used to communicate and connect with society?

This lecture is lead by Silver Lion recipient and acclaimed Spanish architect / theorist Andrés Jaque, as he explores the new narratives that contemporary architecture employ to engage with the public realm and the persuit to define the limitations of this modernised profession.

This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Brendan Cormier, lead curator of 20th and 21st century design for theShekou Partnership at the V&A.

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08th October/James Wines Lecture/Darwin Lecture Theatre Bartlett/London

What is an Idea?'It’s a great idea!!' appears to be one of the more hyperbolic and ubiquitous mantras, used to introduce new cultural phenomena today. James Wines’ presentation is based on the cautious premise that ‘everything can’t be THAT great’. For this reason, he explores the most significant ideas in the arts and architecture, which have been shaped by social, political, psychological, economic and cultural influences, from the early 20th Century to the present. His choice of content is intended to reinforce Dadaist advocate Richard Huelsenbeck’s enduring observation: 'The highest art is that which, in its conscious content, reflects the problems of the day'. Prof. Wines also evaluates the vast difference between aesthetic choices, which are merely predicated on scavenging recent history, versus ideas that liberate the arts from past-due stylistic baggage. Crediting many conceptual exchanges between art and architecture, he discusses the seminal work of such movements as Constructivism, Futurism, l’Architetture Radicale, L’Arte Povera, Performance Art, Earth Art, Fluxus, Conceptual Art, Arch-Art ...concluding with observations focused on some potentially fertile sources of ideas for the future. 

James Wines is founder and president of SITE, a New York City-based architecture and environmental arts organisation, founded in 1970. He is also a Professor of Architecture at Penn State University. He has designed and built more than one hundred and fifty architecture, environmental art, landscape, interior, and exhibition projects for private and municipal clients in eleven countries. He has lectured on environmental issues in fifty-two countries and contributed essays to many books and magazines in the USA, Europe, and Asia. In 1987 his book De-Architecture was released by Rizzoli International and, during the past two decades, there have been twenty-two monographic books and museum catalogues published on his projects for SITE. In 2000, Taschen Verlag released Professor Wines’ book on Green Architecture. He lives and works in New York City. His major interests are in environmental design, public space, the fusion of buildings with context and the connections between art and architecture.

6.30pm – 8pm
No booking required / first come, first seated

1-3 August/Hackney WickED Art Festival/Hackney Wick/London

Championing creativity through Exhibitions, Open Studios, Performance, Fetes, Music, Workshops, Tours and more. Hackney WickED CIC remains a dynamic force for promoting local culture - dedicated to providing a platform for artists to showcase their work alongside established and international names. 

Hackney WickED Art Festival (HWAF) will take place from Friday 1 August to Sunday 3 August 2014 across Hackney Wick and Fish Island. This will be the 6th annual art festival in the 7th year of the Hackney WickED lifespan. 
This year the festival epicentre is ‘Hackney WickED Riviera’, based at Forman’s Fish Island and Swan Wharf, where art will be celebrated in all its forms. Key elements include Curated Exhibitions, Open Studios, Performance, Film, Site-specific Art, Fate For The WickED (art market), Graffiti Jam, Development Workshops, Fashion, Music, Art Tours, Kayak Trips and great Food & Drink. 
Over 100 open studios to explore; over 15 exhibitions curated specially for the festival, brand new site-specific artworks and many many live performances and events popping up around the streets and venues of Hackney Wick. 
Arts Council England Grants for the arts funded commissions have been awarded to a series of site-specific works by Laura Oldfield Ford, Stephen Gill and Daryl Brown - selected by Ingrid Z of The Residence Gallery; performance commissions have been awarded to AAS, Eloise Fornieles and Rosie Ridgway; open studio bursaries will go to Dollyolli Studios, Dygoro Sasaki, Josephine Chime, Kirtland Ash, Linda Simmonds - Selected by Douglas Thackway and Fiona Furness of SPACE, Paul Abbott, ]performance s p a c e [, Rosie Emerson, Rossen Daskalov and Vittoria Wharf Collective.
Hackney WickED Art Festival, in its 6th year, has established itself as one of London’s biggest and certainly most uniquely creative Art events: promoting local culture and providing a platform for local emerging artists to showcase their work alongside more established names whilst celebrating the creative community that resides in Hackney Wick.

Festival Patron, Gavin Turk says,
“What people don’t realise about Hackney WickED Art Festival is the honesty of the festival; it is made from the energy of the artists... It really is quite different to any other festivals that people will have gone to” 

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27th June/Barbitopia/Barbican/London

A special presentation to complement the House of Muses installation at the Museum of London, introduced by Elain Harwood. 
Built out of the bomb craters following the Blitz, the story of the Barbican is told through this enthralling programme of rare archive documentaries.
Titles include Barbican Regained (1963), My Lord Mayor(1960), Look At Life: Top People (1960), Barbican (1969) andSouth Of Watford (1988).

Film programme running time 95 min
This screening forms part of the London Festival of Architecture
With thanks to the London Metropolitan Archives

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16th June/Housing Londoners: Is it just a numbers game?/Kings Place/London

One million more Londoners will need homes over the next decade. Yet the current level of house building in London is only skimming the surface of housing need, and the impact on levels of affordability is well documented.

This debate will take as its starting point the desperate need to house our growing, changing, population, and examine how we can achieve the numbers, while creating great neighbourhoods and quality homes that reflect both our changing lifestyles and an aesthetic value that London can be proud of.

Claire Bennie – Development Director, Peabody 
Richard Blakeway – Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, Greater London Authority
Teresa Borsuk – Executive Director, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
David Lammy MP – MP for Tottenham
Rob Perrins – Managing Director, Berkeley Group

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11 June/Saint Etienne:How We Used To Live/Kings Place/London


Saint Etienne present their new film How We Used To Live, which captures a moment in London's history – from the post-war rebuilding of London through to the onset of Thatcherism. Beautifully inhabiting London's streets and buildings, this latest film features rare footage from the BFI archive, and a musical score by Pete Wiggs.

The film will be followed by a conversation between Elain Harwood, from English Heritage, Bob Stanley from Saint Etienne, architect Charles Holland and Joe Kerr, co-editor of London: From Punk to Blair and a bus driver at Tottenham garage.

In association with Modern Culture.

Film, Spoken Word / Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 7:30pm / Hall Two

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1-30 June/London Festival of Architecture/London


The London Festival of Architecture consists of a programme delivered by partner organisations – leading cultural and academic institutions – alongside associated projects and open studios by architects, engineers, designers, artists, and curators. In 2014 the festival takes ‘Capital' as its central theme, and explores its various manifestations; from London's place as the UK's seat of government and finance, its flows of social and intellectual capital, the politics of regeneration and its impact on the city and its position as a world capital of architecture, through its practices and its built environment.

The London Festival of Architecture features debates, exhibitions, film screenings, walks, cycle rides, open studios and family events which focus on the importance of architecture and design in London today. An active programme of architectural installations and interventions provoke questions about the future life of the city and promotes positive change to the city's public realm. The festival also has a global focus with the International Architectural Showcase, organised by the British Council, highlighting innovative work from architecture practices around the world.

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30th May/Korea Friday Late/Victoria and Albert Museum/London

This Friday Late brings Korea to South Kensington. Join us as Korean culture and technological innovation collide and cross-pollinate the galleries. From soap pottery to bojagi sewing, poetry to straw chairs, and K-pop to experimental gastronomy, this event explores the vibrant landscape of Korean contemporary art and design.

Visualisation of Taste
19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00
Using synaesthesia as a source of inspiration, designer Jinhuyn Jeon takes experimental gastronomy to another level. Her creation of STIMULI cutlery enriches the eating experience, teasing your senses through texture, colour and sound. This workshop will literally tickle your taste buds.

The poet Ko Un
19.30, 20.30 (30 minutes)
Korea’s foremost poet and national treasure, Ko Un, will be reading Poems I Left Behind from his collection of Seon poems (a form of Korean Buddhist writing). At the age of 81 Ko Un has been a forerunner for the Nobel Prize in Literature and continues to captivate audiences worldwide. His lyrical poems exquisitely portray the powerful language and philosophically rich culture of Korea. Sir Andrew Motion will be reading the poems in English.
Curated by Jiyoon Lee

All Evening
Made Of Chair
Robe yourself in a Hanbok and a pair of Gomusin (both provided!) and take a pew on Made Of Chair. Designer Kim Been’s armchair evokes the sensual pleasures of sitting in straw, born out of a romantic sensibility and a realisation of the potential of rice straw, a material otherwise destined for fodder. 

Textile Futures graduate Soojin Kang invites you to master the art of traditional jogakbo sewing. With a different take on your usual Friday dinner dining, pull up a chair, sit and stitch the communal cloth to create a beautiful fusion of East meeting West across the table.

Meekyoung Shin
Situated within the Korean Gallery, Meekyoung Shin displays her ornate vases carved from soap. Take inspiration from Shin’s work and join her in the Learning Studio to engrave your own moon jar cast in soap.

Junebum Park
Watch filmmaker and video artist Junebum Park take the role of puppeteer as he manipulates the everyday scenes of Korean life. A comical distortion of the urban environment and an exploration of contemporary ideas of space, illusion and control. 

Complex, Red
Red, represents loyalty, good fortune and wealth in Korea. Borim Jun and Seung Hwan Lee’s red beacon will mark the start of your journey through this Friday Late, symbolising the role of red in the broader sweep of Korean culture.

Sung Jang Laboratory
With the head of a bear and the body of a dinosaur, build your own creature using EQB (Emotion Quotient Blocks). Each EQB unit connects to another with Sung Jang’s unique ‘genderless’ snap joints.

Surface Matters
In a world of touchscreen tablets and toasters that send emails, the role of the surface is changing radically. Audio 01 designed by Eunhee Jo is a tangible textural interface. You can control its sound using a fabric interface and feel the surface respond beneath your fingers.

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17th April-15th June/Lebbeus Woods Architect/Drawing Centre/New York

Acknowledging the parallels between society’s physical and psychological constructions, architect Lebbeus Woods has depicted a career-long narrative of how these constructions transform our being. Working mostly, but not exclusively, with pencil on paper, Woods has created an oeuvre of complex worlds—at times abstract and at times explicit—that present shifts, cycles, repetitions within the built environment. His timeless architecture is not in a particular style or in response to a singular moment in the field; rather, it offers an opportunity to consider how built forms impact the individual and the collective, and reflect contemporary political, social and ideological conditions, and how one person contributes to the development and mutation of the built world. Lebbeus Woods, Architect brings together works from the past forty years by one of the most influential designers working in architecture. Beyond architects, he has been hailed by designers, filmmakers, writers, and artists as a significant voice in recent history, his works resonate across many disciplines for their conceptual depth, imaginative breadth, lasting beauty and ethical potency. The exhibition centers on transformation as a recurring theme, providing a framework for understanding the experimental nature of the work.

This exhibition originated at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and will be on view at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, November 22 through March 2, 2014.

Lebbeus Woods, Architect is curated by Joseph Becker, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, and Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Lebbeus Woods, Architect is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition at The Drawing Center is made possible by the generous support of Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Steven Holl + 32BNY, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Friedman Benda, and Stéphane Samuel and Robert Melvin Rubin. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Wednesday 12-6pm
Thursday 12-8pm
Friday-Sunday 12-6pm
(closed on Monday & Tuesday)

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13 February 27 May/ Exhibitions The Brits Who Built the Modern World, 1950 – 2012/Riba/London

Launching the new architecture gallery, The Brits Who Built The Modern World, 1950-2012 tells the the fascinating global story of how British architecture underwent a transformation in the post-war years to become world-leading in the second half of the 20th century.
From Beijing to New York, airports to museums, Foster to Rogers, this era of vast change saw a generation of British architects redefining the world’s cities and creating extraordinary buildings that put British architecture back on the world map. The exhibition charts what was created and where, revealing the buildings, their designers, influences and the style they inspired. It explores the reasons behind this global success story through over 190 photographs, drawings, models and other material, taken from RIBA's incredible collections and key architectural practices.
The exhibition is part of a RIBA season of exhibitions and events inspired by the BBC series The Brits Who Built The Modern World.

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London 
Free entry
13 February - 27 May 2014

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17th February/Designing with Nature: Michael Pawlyn Lecture/The Architecture Foundation/London

Exploration Architecture Founder and Director Michael Pawlyn will deliver a lecture presenting his working philosophy and latest projects featured in the exhibition, including the Sahara Forest Project, designs for a Biomimetic Office Building and two new, previously unpublished schemes for the BioRock pavilion and the Mountain Data Centre. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Noemi Blager, Acting Director, The Architecture Foundation, and will include a discussion with a group of multi-disciplinary respondents comprised of Graham Dodd, engineer and design leader of materials and making, ARUP, Nick Baker, physicist and lecturer, Architectural Association School, and Mike Tonkin, architect and director, Tonkin Liu.

Michael Pawlyn established Exploration in 2007 to focus exclusively on biomimicry. In 2008 Exploration was short-listed for the Young Architect of the Year Award and the internationally renowned Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Prior to setting up the company Michael Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw architects for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project. He was responsible for leading the design of the Warm Temperate and Humid Tropics Biomes and the subsequent phases that included proposals for a third Biome for plants from dry tropical regions. Pawlyn has lectured widely on the subject of sustainable design in the UK and abroad, and in May 2005 delivered a talk at the Royal Society of Arts with Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface. In 2007 he delivered a talk at Google’s annual ‘Zeitgeist’ conference and in 2011, became one of only a small handful of architects to have a talk posted on TED.com. In the same year, his book Biomimicry in Architecture was published by the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is currently working on a range of biomimicry-based architectural projects and a book commissioned by TED (planned for completion/release early 2014).

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Until 16 March/Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr/Science Museum/London

Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life. Humorous yet melancholy, these works had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr, who has now made a new selection including over 50 previously unseen works from the National Media Museum's Ray-Jones archive. Shown alongside The Non-Conformists, Parr's rarely seen work from the 1970s, this selection forms a major new exhibition which demonstrates the close relationships between the work of these two important photographers.

Absolutely to see!

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12 and 14 February / Symposium "WHAT CRITICISM?" / Graduate School of Design, Harvard University / Cambridge Massachusetts

Cynthia Davidson, "The Care and Feeding of Criticism"
Wednesday, February 12 
06:30pm - 08:00pm  
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

Cynthia Davidson is an architecture editor and critic based in New York City. She is the founding editor of Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, a tri-annual journal begun in 2003, and editor of the Writing Architecture Series books published by MIT Press. The books and Log are projects of the Anyone Corporation, a nonprofit, architecture think tank she has directed since 1991. She was the founding editor of the architecture tabloid magazine ANY (1993–2000) and of the “Any” book series, which documented ten international architecture conferences that she organized in the 1990s on the cultural condition of architecture at the end of the 20th century. Previously she was editor of Inland Architect magazine in Chicago. Ms. Davidson has also written for a number of periodicals, including Architectural Record and Artforum in New York and Arquitectura Viva in Madrid. She was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard in 1988–89.

Symposium: "What Criticism?"
Friday, February 14
09:30am - 06:00pm
Stubbins (Room 112), Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

The title of this series intends to confront the idea of just one way of practicing or understanding criticism nowadays, as well as to shamelessly suggest a refuting of its supposed pure existence. As Foucault pointed out already in 1978, critique is by nature “condemned to dispersion, dependency and pure heteronomy,” and its contemporary forms emphasize those conditions in many aspects that urge for conscious reflections and a renewed vocabulary.

As we know, critique was originally born in the century of systematization, legitimatization and organization of facts of the modern times. It offered a mode of thought to relate rationally to its present, making philosophy and the critical attitude the abstract construct of the also modern being. This attitude was meant to work as the alert, the B-side of a political and social order, its denunciative Other that exposed a determined kind of relationship to what exists.

We might say that at this point of history, that reductive and dialectic method has been proven to have failed and become obsolete. The extreme changes of communication that took place during the last decades and the ones we cannot yet predict, the shift from continuity to iteration, our devices, and the entire set of things and skills that define our existence, all necessarily challenge us with questions about mostly every preset concept. At the same time, as we know, these new platforms amplified audiences and multiplied voices, putting criticism’s roles and actions into discussion again, live and globally.

Dispersion and dissolution are not at all equivalent to disappearance or the cease of existence, but on the contrary; they imply a spilling, dissemination, and distribution.

This conceptual sprawl, this revolution from a contained discourse towards a collective formation, poses new questions such as: How to embrace this new properties and opportunities without losing significance? Do we need to achieve some constitutions to give sense to this intellectual practice? What are its new possible forms? Where does the difference between simple dissemination and the active distribution and commitment to the transformation of our environment rely? Are there that many forms of criticism? Can we think critically about architecture and cities without the aim for sense and virtue? Does criticism need to be useful?

Presentation and keynotes

Florencia Rodríguez


The Impossible Friendship

Participants: Felicity Scott, Iker Gil, Jiminez Lai

Moderator: TBD


Forms of the Uncertain

Participants: Uriel Fogué, Andres Lepik, Michael Kubo, Inga Saffron

Moderator: TBD




Criticism = Love

Participants: Troy Payne, Urtzi Grau, Ciro Najle

Moderator: Alexandra Lange


Dissemination vs Cultivation

Participants: Meredith Tenhoor, Anthony Acciavatti, Michael Abrahamson

Moderator: TBD


Closing Remarks
Florencia Rodríguez

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31st January/Friday Late/V&A/London

Sound It Out
Friday 31 January
18.30 – 22.00
Step into a Museum transformed. In the darkest of the long winter months Friday Late explores music's relationship to technology – from analogue to digital, from live streaming to digital manipulation.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at this event.

Boiler Room Presents…
Showcasing the most exciting new electronic music scene via the world's largest online music platform, Boiler Room has become a global phenomenon. With an ethos somewhere between a pirate radio show and an online club, experience live performances exclusive to the V&A from unusual locations within the Museum. Link up to the live feed on their website here:

The original contemporary late night eventAn ever-changing, curated programme of live performances, cutting-edge fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.
Held on the last Friday in every month (except December) from 18.30 - 22.00.

All Friday Late activities are free

Friday Late began in 1999, establishing the much-copied format for London cultural centres' evening events. The programme celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with both leading and emerging artists and designers. By providing a platform through which to test ideas and challenge convention, Friday Late aims to inspire and provoke, whilst encouraging audiences to interact with the Museum’s collections in new ways. 

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27 Gennaio/Copiare Saturno_Luigi Pellegrin/Interno14 e Casa dell'architettura/Roma

Dalle 19 alle 21.30 di oggi lunedì 27 gennaio sarà possibile vedere a Interno 14 in via via Carlo Alberto 63 la mostra con disegni e plastici di Luigi Pellegrin.

Per chi, prima, volesse sentire la testimonianza di coloro che lo hanno conosciuto e vedere sullo schermo le immagini della sua opera: dalle 17 alle 19 alla Casa dell'architettura a Piazza Manfredo Fanti, che è a pochi passi da Interno 14.

Interno 14 e Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica: dove l'arte e l'architettura accadono

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25 January/Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined/Royal Academy of Art/London

Some of the most creative architectural minds from around the world are coming to the RA – and together they will give you an unforgettable experience.

Seven architectural practices from six countries and four continents. 23,000 square feet. 72 days. One monumental exhibition.

Some of the most creative architectural minds from around the world are coming to the RA and we’ve set them a challenge; to give you a new perspective on architecture. Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined will see our Main Galleries transformed by a series of large scale installations.

As you respond to different structures, textures, lighting, scents and colours, we invite you to consider some of the big questions about the nature of architecture; How do spaces make us feel? What does architecture do for our lives?

You will be as much a part of this exhibition as the work itself – invited to touch, climb, walk, talk, sit, contemplate - reimagine the world around you.

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22 January/Kees Christiaanse Lecture:The city as a Loft/Bartlett Christopher Ingold Auditorium/London

Tomorrow at 18:30 at Bartlett Christopher Ingold Auditorium there will be the Lecture "The City as a Loft" by Kees Christiaanse(KCAP).

A desire for urbanity, identity and indentification has been a major factor during the last thirty years in stimulating the preservation and conversion of derelict structures dating from the industrial era. Buildings like this have their own specific features and a relationship to history and context, while at the same time being open to current and future needs. The buildings attract involvement by local people and stand out with their qualities of stability and openness. The word 'loft' is used to describe these urban qualities: adaptable, flexible and at the same time powerful and authentic spaces in which people can live and work.

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16 January/The Two Cultures: Brian Clarke and Zaha Hadid in Conversation/The Architecture Foundation/London

Five and a half decades on since C.P. Snow delivered his famous Rede Lecture, 'Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution', it seems as relevant today as it did in 1959. Snow described what he called a “gulf of mutual incomprehension” between science and the humanities. The clashing point between the two cultures was not producing enough “creative chances” - opportunities for new breakthroughs or new ways of looking at the world. More serious was Snow’s warning that we have lost even the pretence of a common culture. “This loss,” he wrote, “is leading us to interpret the past wrongly, to misjudge the present, and to deny our hopes of the future".
This event takes artist and outgoing AF Chair Brian Clarke’s Two Cultures, a series of prints dedicated to C.P. Snow held within the Tate collection, as a starting point for a conversation between Clarke and the internationally acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid, reflecting upon architecture’s role as a mediator at the crossroads of the arts and sciences. The dialogue will be chaired by Nicholas Serota, Tate's Director.
Clarke’s eight screenprints will be available to view before and after the event in the Prints and Drawings Room, as well as from Monday 13 January to Friday 17 January 10.30am–1pm and 2–4.30pm.

January16th at 7pm
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13 January / Conference "Public Building? Challenges and Opportunities" / Geological Society, Piccadilly / London

Tottenham Public Room, 2012 by Gort Scott. Photo: Angus Leadley Brown   
Public Building? Challenges and Opportunities
Snapshots: Emerging Trends in Contemporary Architecture
13 January 2014, 6.30–8pm
At the Geological Society, Piccadilly

The Royal Academy of Arts has teamed up with Building Design magazine and the ‘Architect of the Year Awards’ to invite some of the winners to discuss emerging trends in contemporary architecture.
In this event, we explore the challenges faced in creating public buildings and their sometimes complex relationships to the institutions they house and represent.

Speakers include Niall McLaughlin, Duggan Morris and Gort Scott.

12 / £6 reductions (students, jobseekers and people with disabilities)

Book now here: https://tickets.royalacademy.org.uk/helppage.asp

12January/NEW SHORTS #12 LANDSCAPE AS CHARACTER/Ritzy Picturehouse/London

A selection of short films mixing strong drama with more experimental work, bonded by a sense of the open landscape and cityscape. From the nightime streets of Bristol in Traces, to the mysterious edgelands of London’s borders in Arterial, to the remote Scottish Highlands of Strayed, to the disease blighted English dairy farmlands of Great & Small.
102 min

20:00 at Ritzy PictureHouse
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13 - 19 January / Imm Cologne Fair "Create. Furnish. Live." / Cologne

At the imm cologne, suppliers and decision-makers from the sector's major markets around the world will be setting the course for successful future business.

Find out what can help boost your business and discover not just new ideas but established solutions as well: the diversity, quality and internationalism you will experience at the imm cologne are second to none. Year after year, you can count on the imm cologne to present both market-ready new launches and the furnishing trends that will be shaping the future.

The imm cologne isn’t just the very first interior design show of the year, it's the first choice for renowned international exhibitors and decision-making professional visitors from all over the world as well. The imm cologne showcases inspiring interior design ideas for trendsetters and provides markets with new impetus. And the major innovation drivers, market leaders and brands will be there.

The imm cologne is the meeting place for the entire furnishing sector. It also presents the LivingInteriors event, which stands for integrated interior and furnishing worlds. Altogether, more than 1,100 companies from 50 countries will be showing what they have to offer at the imm cologne 2014 and the LivingInteriors fair that takes place simultaneously.

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From Monday, 13 to Sunday, 19 January 2014.
For visitors:
Mon. to Sat. 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Sun. 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.