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.