Open Lecture: Simon Herron

Box No1 – Unpacked: The Drawings of Ron Herron, Archigram

Thursday 21st November 2019, 6.30pm

Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [0003]

Open Lecture: CJ Lim

Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes + Eco-warriers

Thursday 17th October 2019, 6.30pm

Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [0003]

Summer Exhibition 2019

11 Stockwell Street
London SE10 9BD

Opening Event: Wednesday 12th June – 6PM – 9PM

Open 13-28 June
Mon – Fri: 12.00 – 6.30PM
Sat – Sun: 11AM – 4PM

Seed Bombing Project :: Landscape Research Group

The laboratory trials investigating different types of seed bombs have just been followed through with a pilot study on the grounds of South Eastern Kenya University, in Kitui provence about 150km east of Nairobi. The University has been located specially in a drylands area of Kenya and specialises in drylands issues. Over 3000 seed bombs were prepared by 3rd and 4th year students studying in the agriculture and environmental schools with around 50 students participating. A further 5000+ seed bombs were purchased, (made out of biochar) and launched by students.The type of seed bomb and grass species was marked on a flag which was placed immediately next to the seedbeds so that when germination and sprouting occurs this can be noted. The see bombing occurred on the 17th of October. This time period was chosen as it occur just before the  main rains which commences towards the end of October and end in December. The seed species used is Masai love grass (Eragrostis superba) and ​African fox tail grass (Cenchrus ciliaris). Both these species are not present in the seed bombed field and thus any siting of these species will mean that the see bombing has been successful.

Whilst at SEKU, preliminary discussions were held to initiate an aquaponics unit, using the expertise gained from the Aquaponics Lab. on the Stockwell Street roofs. Providing fresh produce all year round is a significant problem in the drylands of Kenya due to the lack of water.  Aquaponics which produces both fish and vegetables using the same recirculated  water has huge potential to create alternative livelihoods where produce can be sold at market and also prove food for individual families and communities.  A further pilot study for underground dry river bed (wadi) water storage was initiated. The lack of available water in drylands limits economic and social capacities in drylands and this novel way of collecting and storing water has huge potential in arid and drylands areas in Kenya and around the world.




Architecture and Landscape End of Year Show :: 2018

The exhibition opening night / private view will be on

  • Wednesday 13th June 2018
  • 6pm – 9pm
  • Stockwell Street S11 First Floor Studios


The show will then be open to the public:

  • Thursday 14th June – Saturday 30th June 2018
  • Monday – Friday: 12pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 4pm
  • Closed on Sundays


The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2017-2018 :: TWIN PEAKS: The Redroom RED-ux :: A film by Mark Garcia

  • Friday 23rd March 2018, 6pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

Twin Peaks by David Lynch and Mark Frost (and others) is a multimedia contemporary gesamtkunstwerk spanning over 25 years, 3 television series totalling 48 episodes, a feature-length international film (Fire Walk With Me) and 5 fiction books (The Secret Diary Of Laura PalmerThe Autobiography Of Agent Dale Cooper, Welcome To Twin Peaks: An Access Guide To The Town, The Secret History Of Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier). As the first part of his forthcoming Hawksmoor Lecture: ‘Twin Peaks: Earth, Air, Water Walk With Me’, Mark Garcia will be screening his 73 minute RED-ux of THE REDROOM, the genius masterpiece of surrealism at the heart of Twin Peaks. SpOiLeRs InClUdED.

Mark Garcia is the Senior Lecturer in MArch Histories/Theories/Futures in the Department of Architecture & Landscape, University of Greenwich, London. He has worked for Branson Coates Architecture and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and has held academic research and management posts at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and at the Royal College of Art (London). Mark is a guest-editor of Architextiles ADPatterns of Architecture ADFuture Details of Architecture AD and the editor of ‘The Diagrams of Architecture. The 2017 solo exhibition Up-Close of his photographs of the details and models of Zaha Hadid was held at the University of Cornell School of Art, Architecture & Planning.