Neil Spiller and Vaughan Oliver to collaborate on CIRCA Press book

Visionary architect Neil Spiller is to publish a monograph his drawings with CIRCA Press. The book, that will include over two decades of Neil’s drawings, will be sumptuously designed by Vaughan Oliver, the world renowned album cover designer and will be published by the award winning publisher CIRCA Press. To guarantee a copy of the book sign up to the crowd funding campaign through Kickstarter. https://tinyurl.com/y8ths5fl Continue reading Neil Spiller and Vaughan Oliver to collaborate on CIRCA Press book

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

Iain Sinclair to lecture at University of Greenwich

The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Iain Sinclair :: Nicholas Hawksmoor and ‘The Man of the Crowd’: Watchfulness and Agitation Around the Pattern of East London Churches Thursday 17th November 2016, 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis A consideration of the presence of the Hawksmoor churches, as referenced by Charles Dickens and others, … Continue reading Iain Sinclair to lecture at University of Greenwich

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

Surreal Bodies :: Neil Spiller :: The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16

Thursday 22nd October 2015, 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] Above all, the Surrealist legacy is about bodies: their mutability, desire, viscera and, due to advancements in technology, their increasing transparency – all of which are also fundamental to the ongoing discourse concerning architectural space. The Surrealist body is an open concept, forever in metamorphosis. It has assimilated machines, flora and fauna, animals, alien geometries … Continue reading Surreal Bodies :: Neil Spiller :: The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16

The Dark Side ::: Subverting Architecture and Landscape ::: University of Greenwich, Opening Conference

The University of Greenwich will open the academic year with a one-day conference to include landscape architect Martí Franch (Estudi Martí Franch: Arquitectura del Paisaje) and architect Ian Ritchie (Ian Ritchie Architects). Franch won the Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize at the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture in 2012 for the Cap de Creus project in Cadaqués. The conference is free and open to the … Continue reading The Dark Side ::: Subverting Architecture and Landscape ::: University of Greenwich, Opening Conference

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

Maverick Deviations lecture by Neil Spiller

On Wednesday 2nd of October Neil Spiller will talk about his three decades of work, Drawing Drawings and pushing the architectural envelope. This will be the second in the 2013/14 Open Lecture Series at the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at the University of Greenwich. The series that presents a diversity of architecture, art and landscape architecture leading practitioners and thinkers was opened last … Continue reading Maverick Deviations lecture by Neil Spiller