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The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16 :: Rory Olcayto :: The Secret History of the Architects’ Journal 2008-16 January 29, 2016

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  • Thursday 4th February 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

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Rory Olcayto looks at the highs and lows of architectural journalism at the world’s most important architecture magazine.

Rory is an award-winning journalist and critic and editor of the Architects’ Journal. Before his career in journalism, Rory studied architecture at the University of Strathclyde, worked in practice in Glasgow, Liege and Istanbul, and as a designer in the videogames industry. He also led a first-year design studio at Strathclyde University for two years and today is a guest critic at a number of UK and Irish universities. Rory is a regular commentator on radio and television, and in national newspapers, and regularly speaks at industry events.

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The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16 :: Liz Harrison and Fran Cottell :: Cold Storage January 25, 2016

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  • Thursday 28th January 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

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Liz Harrison and Fran Cottell will talk about the work they have on display in the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in the context of their practices. Both artists use the concept of architecture as image/object, both in the work’s format, its use as site specific space and as a container for metaphor. The work specifically uses the notion of the home as a private container and as a symbol for ones existence, behavior, change, desires, fears and stuff. They have previously collaborated on ‘Concrete Dreams: art, architecture and social space’ APT Gallery, London 2008 and ‘when I get home I hope’, South London Gallery, 2013.

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The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16 :: Helen Castle :: The Responsible Profession? The search for morality and meaning in architecture January 13, 2016

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  • Thursday 21st January 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

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Days after Zaha Hadid became the first woman to receive the RIBA Gold Medal, she was panned in the media for her questionable choice of clients – Middle East rulers and Russian oligarchs. The inference was she is complicit in the abuses of those she works for. Why is it so much more damning to be creating architecture for an authoritarian regime than to be filling up our tanks with their petrol? What would have happened if some of the greatest architects in our history had refused to work for an autocratic pope or emperor?

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Greenwich Landscape & Architecture Society :: Christmas Drinks and Guest Speaker Richard Wilson December 2, 2015

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  • Wednesday 16th December 2015; 6.00 – 9.00
  • Stockwell Street 11 Crit Pit

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Christmas drinks in the crit pit, Wednesday 16th December 6pm onwards.

Guest speaker Richard Wilson (Turning the Place Over)

“I’m not an architect, you’re not a sculptor. You make the building and I’ll tamper with it”

Also past student’s (President’s Medal Nominees) work, all accompanied by free drinks and nibbles!

 

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The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16 :: Eric Parry :: Context November 24, 2015

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  • Thursday 26th November 2015, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

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Eric established Eric Parry Architects in 1983. Under his leadership, the practice has developed a reputation for delivering beautifully crafted and well considered buildings that respond to their context. London has been the focus and the setting for most of his work. He was elected Royal Academician (RA) in 2006 and awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from the University of Bath in 2012.

In addition to his work in architectural practice, Eric serves on the Kettle’s Yard Committee, the Canterbury Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee, the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel, the Council of the British School at Rome and is an Architecture Foundation Trustee.

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The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16 :: James Corner :: Intimate Immensity: Public Space in the City November 9, 2015

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  • Thursday 19th November 2015, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

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Renowned landscape architect James Corner will discuss current ideas about the design of vibrant urban public spaces, the importance of seeing cities as landscapes, and the capacity for landscape to create new forms of city-making. He will present his designs for New York’s High Line, Santa Monica’s Tongva Park and London’s South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, among other innovative public realm projects around the world.

A new book, THE HIGH LINE, published by Phaidon, will be available for sale and signing by James after the talk.

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