This talk with Q&A by award-winning Turkish Architect Emre Arolat and debate with world-renowned architectural theorist Professor Charles Jencks, moderated by architectural critic Professor Suha Ozkan is part of the London Festival of Architecture.

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Date Submitted: 3/7/2012

The Zabludowicz Collection’s forthcoming exhibition and free events programme, Troubling Space: The Summer Sessions considers how space is produced through social relations: shaped by our fantasies, transformed through our occupation, or controlled by violence.
The Summer Sessions programme takes recent events in the public space and the shifting (shrinking) space of education as an imperative to put the space of the collection to use, to leave no space un-touched by pedagogy and resistance. Each weekend’s events are centred on a spatial question, with presentations by several of the exhibiting artists as well as a number of invited speakers.
All events are free.
Friday 6–Sunday 8 July
Considers the spaces in which commodities, images, truth claims and architectures are produced and distributed. Looks at the works of Walead Beshty, Ethan Breckenridge, Shi Jin, Helene Kazan and Caragh Thuring
Friday, 6pm
Presentation by Helene Kazan, followed by a reading group and dinner
Saturday, 3pm
Guest lecture by Anthony Downey followed by tea
Sunday, 2pm
Performances by Ethan Breckenridge and Caragh Thuring followed by discussion and refreshments
Walead Beshty’s objects testify to their movement through space, and give form to invisible systems of distribution. Ethan Breckenridge contains corporate architecture of the everyday in tinted glass vitrines. Shi Jin’s diminutive karaoke machines reference the mobile business models invented on the margins of global financial systems. Helene Kazan explores the use of masking tape on windows as protection against exterior force, from natural catastrophe and human conflict. Caragh Thuring’s paintings depict the industrial paradigm’s breakdown as formal elements abstracted from their usual contexts: floating cranes and giants pulleys displaced across raw canvases.
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July
Looks at how the body is produced by the space it moves through, and how it in turn produces that space.
Examines the work of Francis Alÿs, Trisha Baga, Miri Segal and Haegue Yang and includes a workshop by Yelena Popova and a guest lecture by Debra Benita Shaw.
Workshop by Yelena Popova, followed by reading group and dinner
Presentations by Miri Segal and performance by Trisha Baga and Cliff Borress, followed by discussion and dinner
Guest lecture by Debra Benita Shaw of University of East London, followed by high tea
Francis Alÿs evokes the memory of protest, demonstrating that the way bodies appear in public is as important as the fact that they gather. The subject of Trisha Baga’s video work navigates an infinite digital landscape, manipulating both physical and social spaces as part of her sense-making journey. Miri Segal situates the viewer simultaneously in private and public space through a mirror-play, by superimposing the viewer’s reflection on a woman enjoying herself and her lover. Haegue Yang constructs figures out of material culture’s marginalia, endowing these quasi-bodies with the authority of the shaman-figure.
Friday 20–Sunday 22 July
Aims to flesh out society’s persistent, even relentless production of non-places and spaces of imagination.
Focuses on the work of Yael Bartana, Gregory Crewdson and Avi Mograbi
Reading group and dinner followed by a screening by Avi Mograbi
Conversation between Avi Mograbi and Thomas Keenan of Bard College, NY, followed by discussion and dinner
Guest lecture by Brad Samuels of Situ Studio, NY, followed by high tea
Avi Mograbi captures a confrontation with Israeli Defense Force soldiers and questions who has the right to look, to be filmed, to access space, or deny access to others. With her study of men challenging each other in four-wheelers on a Sunday afternoon, Yael Bartana’s work mirrors Israel’s deployment of high-tech military equipment and its ephemeral geography of boundaries drawn and transgressed. Gregory Crewdson’s photographs are suburban portraits, an image of space shaped by disavowed desire.
If you would like to participate in the more in-depth discussions related to this topic and are interested in attending all three days, please book via the website or RSVP with an email including your contact details to rsvp@zabludowiczcollection.com.  Friday and Saturday evenings will end with a collective dinner, which will be provided, and the weekend will be drawn to a close with tea on Sunday afternoon. Please see zabludowiczcollection.com/london/events for more information about the schedule and more detailed description of the events.

Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road
London, NW5 3PT
T: +44 (0) 20 7428 8943
M: +44 (0) 7976 317 084

Date Submitted: 3/7/2012

The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL.

The photographs are iconic black and white views of the Portobello Road neighbourhood taken by Sarah Bissett Scott in 1976. They sit alongside colourful prints and oil paintings, combining art and regeneration, past and present, for a critical examination of development and design in London and Melbourne. Notting Hill before its regeneration and Melbourne's changing architectural landscape are ripe with images that provoke enquiring minds into considering who benefits from the professional interventions of planners, architects and urban designers, particularly relevant at the time of developing the Olympic legacy.

Janice McBride's award-winning paintings, prints and drawings throw a sharp retro focus on modern regeneration in Melbourne. Their warmth and light contrast with the greys of a bleak West London winter. Those who know Melbourne will enjoy a snapshot of its lively contemporary lifestyle, and others will be tempted to find out more about how Australia’s unique combination of vigour and intellectual sensitivity is addressing sustainability in the built environment.

The exhibition is being held at The Gallery, established by Alan Baxter in the 1990s as a central London venue where individuals, special interest groups and professional organisations can hold lectures and exhibitions about the built environment.


Read more at www.alanbaxter.co.uk and www.rise-associates.com

Date Submitted: 3/7/2012

What is at stake culturally, socially and physically in the staging of a modern Olympic Games? What does it mean for East London beyond the Games? Architects, artists, sociologists and urban theorists consider the
transformation of an area into a centre of global attention. In association with the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Public Works and This is Not a Gateway.


11.30 - 18.00
Tickets: (£15/£10 conc)
Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX
Book tickets: whitechapelgallery.org/ or email tickets@whitechapelgallery.org

Date Submitted: 2/7/2012

Other awards were make for OMA’s New Court, St Pancras Chambers, the Olympic Stadium, and others.

RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. They set the benchmark for UK architecture, having been chosen by peers and industry leaders to represent the best work of the profession.

RIBA Awards in the UK are for buildings by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners of RIBA regional awards, known by a local name e.g. the RIBA Hadrian Awards in the north east of England, are considered for RIBA Awards. Winners of RIBA Awards are considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize. RIBA Awards in the European Union are for buildings by RIBA Chartered Architects only. Winners are also considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize. RIBA International Awards are for buildings outside the EU by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners are considered for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize.

See http://www.architecture.com/Awards/RIBAAwards/2012/London/RIBALondonwinners2012.aspx

Date Submitted: 25/6/2012

The installation is titled Fragile Tension and will be at the Teasmith Gallery in Spitalfields (6 Lamb Street London E1 6EA). The installation, which will be up until 4 August, is a two tatami size tea room (ni-jo). It utilises unconventional materials made from approximately 2000 pieces of 2mm bamboo rods and Vietnamese rice paper rolls as cladding.

The installation questions the validity of mass, matter and form making in architecture and challenges cosy assumptions towards objectification and aestheticisation. The employment of fragile materials creates tension within such metaphysical elements as light, wind, temperature, gravity and time which strives to evoke a deeper awareness of the relationship between the body and its surroundings.

Date Submitted: 21/6/2012

The competition was organised by AIAC e PressTFactory and sponsored by the software company AnalystGroup. The project was selected among other 80 entries by two international juries. Members of the jury: P. Schumacher, M. Cuccinella, H. Ibeling, L. Bullivant, N. Goldring, N. Leach, W. Menking, Luis Moya González, L. Prestinenza Puglisi, M. Russo.

The sponsor will also fund the production of a full-scale prototype.  This will involve a second design stage where OPENSYSTEMS will have the logistic and technical support of AKTII as structural consultants. The project explores the study of a deployable unit for emergency situations to be used as a temporary dwelling during natural calamity. The project brief invited the participants to elaborate the design proposals with a particular attention to technology, whether low- or high-tech.

Read more at www.opensysdesign.com

Links: competition website and winning entry

Date Submitted: 21/6/2012

The new book by author, critic and curator Bullivant explores and interrogates the identity of adaptive planning.
Contributions and discussion from a host of international speakers, including:
 Reinier de Graaf - OMA, Rotterdam
Alberto Francini and Andrea Boschetti - Metrogramma, Milan
Patrik Schumacher - Zaha Hadid Architects, London
Florian Beigel and Philip Christou - ARU, London
Ginés Garrido - Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos, Madrid
International masterplanning is adopting more adaptable and inclusive principles in response to both urban growth and ecological imperatives. In spite of the global economic crisis, new ideas and fresh approaches are emerging, in which the rigid plans of old are replaced by a mixture of flexible frameworks. The masterplan is dead, long live the masterplan. If adaptive planning works better for more people, shouldn't we consign the word to history? Whether S, M, L, X or XL, what are the most appropriate kinds of conceptual framework to deal with the challenges of the post-Fordist era? Make it relational: how can new technologies assist in the creation of bespoke yet resilient urban plans?
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD 
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Date Submitted: 21/6/2012

Based in Marylebone, the post is for three days per week.

Read full details here: http://binarytweed.net/intarch/cadtechnician.pdf

Date Submitted: 20/6/2012

The construction for the US$350 million project will begin next year and scheduled to complete in 2019.
See the news here: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/06/15/singapore-subordinate-courts-by-serie-architects-and-multiply-architects/

Date Submitted: 19/6/2012

The appointment coincides with the launch of a new EuropeanArchitectural History Network (EAHN) website (http://www.eahn.org and http://members.eahn.org) and the launch of Architectural Histories, The Open Access Journal of the EAHN (http://journal.eahn.org).

Date Submitted: 18/6/2012

Part of the lecture series from the Anglo Peruvian Society, at 52 Sloane Street SW1X 9SP. A summary of the talk:
Precarious, spontaneous housing on the peripheries of Lima demonstrate how the search for beauty occupies a fundamental place in residents’ priorities, emerging even before the most basic comforts have been addressed. Dr Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano will describe the informal process through which people build their own cities – one house at a time – to meet their needs, and how they strive to make their dwellings beautiful.
Organised by Fabrizio Matillana, AA member and alumni 

For tickets and further information, please see http://angloperuviansociety.org/?cat=45

Date Submitted: 18/6/2012

Published by Sternberg Press

Book launch with conversation between Raqs Media Collective, Nikolaus Hirsch and Grant Watson
Wednesday 13 June, 19.00

Iniva is at Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA

Further book launches:
Delhi, Devi Art Foundation, August 18, 2012
New York, October 2012

The Cybermohalla project takes on the meaning of the Hindi wordmohalla (neighbourhood) in its sense of alleys and corners, relatedness and concreteness, as a means for talking about one’s “place” in the city. Initiated by the Delhi-based research institute Sarai/CSDS and Ankur, Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller developed a project that involves approximately seventy young practitioners, the Cybermohalla Ensemble, who engage with their urban contexts through various media. Cybermohalla Hub, a hybrid of studio, school, archive, community center, library, and gallery, is a structure that moves between Delhi and diverse art contexts including Manifesta 7 and, most recently, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.

The Cybermohalla experiment has been engaged in rethinking urban life, and reimagining and reanimating the infrastructure of cultural and intellectual life in contemporary cities. The book not only documents the architecture of the project, which functions as an attempt to 'build knowledge', but also publishes insights that have emerged from the project as a whole.

Contributions by Can Altay, Cybermohalla Ensemble, Rana Dasgupta, Hu Fang, Naeem Mohaiemen, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jacques Rancière, Raqs Media Collective, Superflex, et al.

Date Submitted: 12/6/2012

Registration is open for the second year of this workshop in the south of France about mud architecture and construction.

This year, the workshop is based in La croisée des regards, for three weeks to work on a small building project. The idea is to formulate the concept and complete the construction of the project in the same workshop.

The workshop include a training about traditional raw earth techniques.

For full details, go to www.touraterre.com

Date Submitted: 7/6/2012

The two other winners are J Arthur Liu and Michael J Smith (both Harvard GSD). Each is granted $10000 to fund summer travel and produce a report about their work. The award aims to allow students in their penultimate year at one of the 21 schools partnered by KPF to broaden their education through a summer of travel.

Four additional students were given honourable mentions and awarded $1000.

The jury was made up of Stan Allen (Dean, Princeton School of Architecture), Kathryn Dean (Director, Washington University GSD), Michael Oka Doner, artist and author, and James von Klemperer and Josh Chaiken, both principals at KPF.

Date Submitted: 7/6/2012


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