The conference is organised in collaboration with the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University

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Go to www.vam.ac.uk/tickets to book: £30/25 concessions, £15 student for Day 1 (includes Heatherwick keynote speech); £25/20 concessions, £10 students for Day 2

Date Submitted: 9/5/2012



Wednesday 9 May, 19.00, £5/£3 conc.
Exhibition continues until 12 May

For his first solo project in the UK, French Berlin-based artist Jean-Pascal Flavien presents a new performance, entitled Cinonema, no drama cinema, followed by a three-day film installation of performative projections in the Clore Studio.

Cinonema, no drama cinema expands on, and brings together, ideas that the artist has explored in a number of recent projects, specifically no drama house, 2009, a small house he built in the garden of a gallery in Berlin. A very first version of Cinonema no drama cinemawas shown projected on the house itself at Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, last March.

For the South London Gallery, the presentation has been specifically developed as an installation of five projections inspired by the Clore Studio’s architectural structure. This new work incorporates a series of micro-films that present an action-based gesture performed inside and outside the house, linking to explorations of its surroundings, projected across the walls of SLG’s space and functional furniture. A poster by the artist will also be incorporated into the installation.

Supported by Fluxus, the Franco-British Fund for Contemporary Art, and the Institut Français.

Booking is essential for the performance. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Book online or call 020 7703 6120.

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Date Submitted: 8/5/2012

The workshop is  a part of the Vertical Studio 2012 and will involve students of Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff) and Bilgi University (Istanbul). Students will be asked to propose an architectural instrument through which they will be synthesising old artisan methods of craftsmanship with new fabrication techniques such as laser cutting and CNC.

For more information on the unit, see




Date Submitted: 8/5/2012


Date Submitted: 4/5/2012

Public Lecture: 18.30-20.30

*Please book by email

Key lecture: Shoichi Haryu (the head of reconstruction team in Miyagi area)
Junichiro Matsumoto (the head of reconstruction team in North-East)

Workshop:14.30 -18.00
The workshop is open to British architects and specialists together with Japanese architects and local people to exchange and develop ideas on the reconstruction and sustainable redevelopment of Yuriage. The purpose of the symposium is to raise international awareness for the support of people still living in the disaster area not knowing what the future holds for North-East Japan and moreover for people in other areas in the world affected by natural disasters. Bringing together for the first time in Europe, a fantastic mix of established Japanese and European architects and specialists along with local Japanese people to discuss what can be done to rebuild lives and communities and ensure the best possible solutions are reached.

Places are limited. Tickets are free but please book in advance at shizuka@shsh.be to reserve a place.

Read more at: http://www.architecture.com/

Address: 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD UK

T: +44 (0)20 7307 3659

Date Submitted: 1/5/2012
Date Submitted: 1/5/2012

The symposium is organised by Premsela

Entry free, read more at: http://t.co/nJBnVQKw

Date Submitted: 30/4/2012

The exhibition opens on Friday 26 April.

100 live birds will be released into a gallery space, adjusted to the carbon dioxide levels of 2050. Their altered bird song will be a soundscape for the future, as they sing a requiem for a changing planet.


Date Submitted: 30/4/2012

The article appears in DEARQ, a peer-reviewed international journal of architecture pp90–101.

DEARQ can be searched in the following indexes:

Art Index / Art Full Text / Abstracts Art (The HW Wilson Company, USA)
Art & Architecture Index / Art & Architecture Complete (EBSCO Host, USA)
Academic Source Premier (EBSCO Host, USA)
Latindex (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Publindex (Colciencias, Colombia)
Dialnet (University of La Rioja, Spain)
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals (Lund University, Sweden)
Google Scholar
e-Revistas (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain)
Electronic Journals Library (University of Regensburg, Germany)
Socolar (CEPIEC, China)
Ulrichsweb (ProQuest, USA)

Download a pdf of the article: http://dearq.uniandes.edu.co/articles/2012/computing-through-holistic-systems-design-method-material-formations-workshop

Visit the journal's website: http://dearq.uniandes.edu.co/

Date Submitted: 30/4/2012

The lecture was titled Interface-based Urbanism: Relational Modelling. 
Read more at http://memento.epfl.ch/event/relational-urbanism/

Date Submitted: 24/4/2012

In 2012 £7500 is available for the RIBA McAslan Bursary. First awarded in 2004, the bursary supports an individual or a team to develop an original design project that will cultivate positive change to communities and environments where the need is greatest and the opportunity often least. See also Notices for other RIBA funding opportunities.

Applications are welcome from architecture and engineering students and graduates for projects that focus on the power of design as an instrumenfive years from an RIBA-validated school of architecture, or a JBM-accredited engineering course. The 2012 bursary will be open to applicants in May, and the funding will be awarded in October.

The free launch event for future and potential applicants takes place on Wednesday 2 May at 18–20.30 at the William Road Gallery, John McAslan + Partners, 7–9 William Road, London NW1 3ER to enable interested students and graduates to find out more. RSVP by Friday 27 April.

Booking is essential. To register, email joanna.scott@riba.org and include your name, the name of the RIBA- or JBM-accredited course you are studying at, or have graduated from, and your dates of study. Places at the event will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit the education pages of the RIBA website.

Date Submitted: 24/4/2012

Read more at rare architecture's site: www.r-are.net

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012

In the summer of 2011 Emma Hedditch, Anthony Davies, Howard Slater, Jakob Jakobsen along with Henriette Heise, worked together on 'Trauma 1–11: Stories about The Copenhagen Free University and the surrounding society in the last ten years at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark. This exhibition was developed and staged as an attempt to retrace personal, collective memories within the broader (and often traumatic) framework of global events. 

Since then, Howard, Anthony and Jakob have continued to work, together with others, on Mayday Rooms, an 'organisation' set up to recover and further socialise histories of dissent and struggle. This along with Emma's long-term commitment to Feminist History/s will form the starting point of the discussion at public works.

For more information about Friday Sessions, go to Public Works.

public works studio
1-5 Vyner Street
London E2 9DG

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012

Superfusionlab is Nate Kolbe, ex-AA Unit Master, and Lida Charsouli, AADRL 2000. The competition took place in March 2012.

For more information about Superfusionlab, please go to www.superfusionlab.com

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012

This early Summer School will combine excellent teaching with three great evenings at different locations and one day's drawing (at the Zoo) This will differ from our regular Sketchmob meetings.

It is a one-off taught course in response to feedback requesting workshops that will develop skills.

All classes are scheduled to take place after work or at the weekend. The course fee of £50 is a fraction of conventional Summer Schools

Contact info@sketchmob.co.uk with Yes Summer School in the subject bar. Cut off date for responses is 1 May.


Read more at sketchmob site

Date Submitted: 23/4/2012


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