The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Christophe Girot & Charles Jencks discuss The Course of Landscape / Moderated by Tim Richardson

Christophe Girot & Charles Jencks discuss The Course of Landscape – Moderated by Tim Richardson

[The Course of Landscape – Thames & Hudson Book Launch]
  • Thursday 24th November 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]


Christophe Girot is director of Atelier Girot. Since 2001, he also is Chair and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the ETH Zurich. Through the projects of his design office, and his role in the ETH, he is a recognized expert in state of the art technologies for field applications in large scale landscape designs. Prizewinner of many competitions and prizes of excellence, he completed the Master Plan for the Central Campus in Zurich, the Parco di Castello in Florence and is currently designing a large topographic project for the Swiss tunnel engineering firm AlpTransit in Ticino.

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The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Eva Jiřičná, David Nixon & Deyan Sudjic ‘’discuss the Works of Jan Kaplický & Future Systems

  • Wednesday 16th November 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]
  • Chaired by Nic Clear

Eva Jiricna’s long career began with a job at the Greater London Council on her arrival in the UK in 1968, followed by the Louis de Soissons Partnership and subsequently Richard Rogers Partnership. With Jan Kaplický and his practice Future Systems, she designed the Way In store at Harrods, an award winning scheme that influenced a generation of retail interiors, and which enabled her to start her own practice. Over the years, Jiricna’s contribution to architecture and design has been recognised with many prestigious awards, including the title Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), a CBE (Commander of the British Empire); she has been elected a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts, and made Hon Fellow A.I.A.

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The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Bryan Cantley Postliminal Fuzz

  • Thursday 10th November 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]


Postliminal fuzz – the residual tissue that occupies the space between architecture and [its] representation. Projects will attempt to describe such experimental phenomena as Glitchspace – the space of fragmentation and error, and the Plamipsestous Relationship – the defacing of architectural media and religion within the synthetic constructs of social media. Cantley will talk of the importance of the space in-between those things and places that we assign the most importance, calling to question the role of labeling and value in our naming politics. He will also discuss the significance of experimental drawing not as a representational tool, but as an autonomous organism.

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Exhibition :: Jan Kaplický ‘drawings’ :: Stephen Lawrence Gallery

  • Private View November 8th 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • November 9th – December 16th 2016
  • Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery / 11 Stockwell Street


This exhibition commemorates Jan Kaplický, who was one of the most gifted and visionary architects working at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. His death in 2009 at the age of 71 robbed the world of a designer whose virtuosity was only just coming to wider public attention, having been a benchmark in the world of architecture for nearly three decades.

His trademark ‘futuristic’ style was formed from the intersection of the bold elegance of Czech modernism, the sweeping lines of the Baroque and intricacy of the exploded technical diagram.

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The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Neil Spiller :: Surrealism in the Groove

  • Thursday 3rd November 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]


This lecture will examine the affects Surrealism has had on record cover design particularly in the “Heavy Rock” genre in the last 3 decades of the Twentieth Century. Surrealism has also influenced the bizarre stage antics of some artists and the making of their videos. There will also be the book launch of Neil Spiller’s new book Architecture and Surrealism –  A Blistering Romance which charts the relationship between one of the most popular artist movements of the 20th century and 100 years of architectural thinking. In an era of wearable technology, big data and the fascinating possibilities for new spaces and buildings, Architecture and Surrealism is a breath-taking resource of spatial ideas, visionary buildings and occasionally mad-cap notions of our built world.

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‘Video Games and Architecture: Cities in virtual worlds’ talk Featuring Nic Clear

  • 24 October 2016
  • Museum of London

Nic Clear amongst others will be speaking at a series of talks around the museum’s video games collection in September-November 2016.

London is a constantly moving wave of urban transformation and social change. The city expands, neighbourhoods change, landmarks pop up, and people blend in and weave the city. The greatest preserved feature of London is its own urban fabric. It’s not about the Big Ben and its landmarks; it’s about capturing the essence of its fluidity, diversity and expansion. A place without boundaries but with people, emotions and memories. London is an ever-changing city; the city’s skyline is constantly moving, societies are shifting, reflecting its adaptability to social change.

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