Today : Future Cities 6 : The Marvellous

Future Cities 6 : The Marvellous An AVATAR Conference (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research) Friday 21st April 2017, 10:30am – 5pm 6pm : Drinks Reception + Future Cities 6 Exhibition Private View TESSA Lecture Hall, Stockwell Street 11_0003   “Let us not mince words: the marvellous is always beautiful, anything marvellous is beautiful, in fact only the marvellous is beautiful.” — André Breton, ‘Manifesto of Surrealism’ … Continue reading Today : Future Cities 6 : The Marvellous

Future Cities 5 -Surreal Mythologies

You are all invited to the coming AVATAR Conference [Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research] Friday 1st April 2016 10.30am > 5pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre 000311 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 8EY The international conference is free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis. Future Cities 5 Surreal Mythologies ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY Morning session: Minotaurs, Hermes and Mythic Muses   1030 … Continue reading Future Cities 5 -Surreal Mythologies

Michael Sorkin to speak at University of Greenwich Future Cities conference

AVATAR presents: FUTURE CITIES 4: RECONCILING OPPOSITES Friday 17th April – 10am > 5pm + Drinks reception from 5pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] Keynote Speaker – MICHAEL SORKIN City College of New York / Michael Sorkin Studio JUSTIN McGUIRK Strelka Press / Writer, Critic, Curator IAN WORLEY Enderby Group, Greenwich NIC CLEAR University of Greenwich NEIL SPILLER University of Greenwich MARK MORRIS Cornell University SIMON … Continue reading Michael Sorkin to speak at University of Greenwich Future Cities conference

Future Cities 3

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 … Continue reading Future Cities 3

Broken Edges: Cities and Other Ruins

Public lecture: Broken Edges: Cities and Other Ruins12 Feb 2014 | Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 18.30 – 20.00LSE Cities is delighted to host an event on the role of ruins in the remaking of cultural as well as urban heritage, with a special focus on the restoration of Astley Castle. Our platform in this rich debate includes Witherford Watson Mann architects, the … Continue reading Broken Edges: Cities and Other Ruins

Unnatural Futures

From genetically modified foods to zombie apocalypse, concerns about the future are increasingly reflected in contemporary media, policy and culture. An unnatural future is being shaped by rapidly escalating anxieties about the social, cultural, environmental and technological risks that now pervade everyday life. This climate of fear and uncertainty about the future requires careful consideration around how best to respond and intervene in debates, discussion … Continue reading Unnatural Futures