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

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

East of Eden

Thursday 6th November 2014 > 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] Speakers: Nic Clear – Head of Department Architecture and Landscape, University of Greenwich Ian Worley – Enderby Group Richard Baglin – Greenwich Society Neil Smith – Head of Planning Knight Dragon Developments Matthew Nimmo – Peabody Urban Regeneration + Panel Discussion In September 2014 the Department of Architecture and Landscape moved into it’s new … Continue reading East of Eden

A Strange Newness: An open lecture on Architecture as Science Fiction

Literary critic Darko Suvin contends that science fiction is a ‘literature of cognitive estrangement’ expressing an ‘exclusive interest in a strange newness, a novum’; any survey of the most advanced architectural production of the last one hundred years reveals the existence of whole series of fictional ‘novum’ even if they are not explicitly labelled as such. As part of this definition Suvin also equates the … Continue reading A Strange Newness: An open lecture on Architecture as Science Fiction