Future Cities 3

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Thursday 10th April 2014
9.45am – 6.00pm

  • Howe Lecture Theatre [QA080]
  • Greenwich Maritime Campus
  • Old Royal Naval College
  • London SE10 9LS

Much of our current urban view is characterised by a swingeing human fall-back position that values sophism, tardiness and economic stringency. This view is predicated on a concern, and a commercialisation of this concern, that we have finite resources and runs hand in hand with a distrust of exuberance, creativity, for its own sake and “out of the box” thinking. This Future Cities 3 conference is themed “Abundance”. It will posit new ways to find abundance in the city, whether through synthetic technology, augmented reality, Utopian thinking or the digitally fabricated Baroque.

The conference will be an antidote to architectural urban Methodist-ism and worthy nothingness. It will be a tsunami of ideas, images and speculations facilitated by a timely optimism – an optimism founded on new materials, new ways of thinking, new tactics and protocols of space, and finally the syncretic opportunities of architecture in the 21st Century.

Keynote speaker:

EVAN DOUGLIS 
Evan Douglis Studio

Speakers:

NEIL SPILLER
University of Greenwich

MARK MORRIS
Cornell University

RACHEL ARMSTRONG
University of Greenwich

FLEAFOLLYARCHITECTS
University of Greenwich / The Bartlett UCL

MARK GARCIA
University of Greenwich

ED WALL
University of Greenwich

NIC CLEAR
University of Greenwich

MAX DEWDNEY
University of Greenwich

ELIZABETH ANNE WILLIAMS
University of Greenwich / Louisiana State University

SIMON HERRON
University of Greenwich

An accompanying exhibition is open from Monday 7th April – Friday 11th April in the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Queen Anne Building, Greenwich Maritime Campus.

Exhibition Private View – Thursday 10th April 6pm (following the conference).

To reserve a place at the conference, please contact: as71@gre.ac.uk.
Admission is free.
An AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research) group conference.
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