The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16 :: Mike Aling :: Spatial Codices: On Architecture Book Design

  • Thursday 11th February 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

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Mike will be discussing his architecture book design work developed over the last few years, as well as ongoing research into the histories and theories of the architecture book canon. Through an exploration of artists’ books, topological texts, cybernetic and ergodic literatures, sequential art and graphic novels, visual language and digital post-print medias, the established role of the book in/as a work of architecture is opened up and its futures speculated upon.

Mike Aling is a senior lecturer at the University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape, where he is Design Co-ordinator of the MArch Architecture programme. He co-runs MArch Unit 15 with Nic Clear, a postgraduate design unit specialising in the use of film and animation to propose architectural concepts and interventions. Mike is a member of the AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) group, where he is Co-ordinator of publications. Alongside his work as a founding member of unitfifteen-Research, Mike’s research explores future anatomies of architecture books and digital design media.

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