London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012 – International Showcase,  Greece 

SARCHA POLYPOLIS Athens, a mindset-shifting Board Game

In the rapidly deteriorating Athens centre, players are assigned life-roles; immersed in an urban environment of economic recession, illegality, city-phobia  and rising violence, the Athenians (Greeks and immigrants, shop owners, unemployed, land owners, investors, inhabitants, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, etc.) enter into an agonising and agonistic struggle to reset the city’s human, physical and natural resources. The players keep reflecting and acting upon 'real' city conditions, and watch the outcome of their decisions unfold on the game board. The Athenians of the Polypolis social game stand up to the challenge of the crisis and have the power to TRANSFORM the materiality of their city.


Book to play at www.polypolis.sarcha.gr (23 June, 15.00–17.00, Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, Main Quadrangle, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT


Registration of attendance at the official London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012: http://www.lfa2012.org/events/view/international-showcase-greece-polypolis-athens-become-an-athenian-and-experience-a-city-in-crisis-232

Strategic Partners of SARCHA in the UK: International Law and Theory Centre,

University of Westminster; Urban Design MArch programme, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

The event is under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in London

Read more nformation on SARCHA: http://www.sarcha.gr/About.aspx

 Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou

SARCHA Associate

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Date Submitted: 30/5/2012

Speakers include: Toni Kotnik, Michael Hensel, Peter Trummer, Rivka Oxman, Alan Depsey, Marta Male-Alemany 

Read more here

Date Submitted: 30/5/2012

The work is featured in El Pais' Sunday edition (traveller section) and also in Landscape Architecture Now! published by Taschen.

Read more here: http://elviajero.elpais.com/fotogaleria/jardines/fabulosos/elpgal/20120524elpepuvia_1/Zes/2

Date Submitted: 29/5/2012

Sujit Nair graduated from AA DRL in 2004 (responsive environments | team – ROOT 5).

SDeG is possibly the only architecture firm from India in this year's biennale and has been identified as ‘emerging talent’ – the work was found to be in sync with this year’s theme of ‘Common Ground’.

See more at http://www.palazzobembo.org/index.php?page=152&lang=en




Date Submitted: 28/5/2012

DOMUSweb will follow the work of students and tutors in Milan this summer.

See more on: http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/cyber-gardens/

Date Submitted: 22/5/2012

A conference organised by the Performing Art History Special Interest Group
12.00–18.00, Friday 18 May (with registration from 11.30)

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2
Building on a second year of workshops and seminars, the Performing Art History Group present a second conference exploring the clarity, diversity, and freedom that can come from presenting art historical research directly to an audience.
Shifting away from the inevitable limitations of more traditional, static routes for art history in books or journals, the conference will showcase a wide range of new techniques and technologies at the disposal of researchers. As such, papers will look to their content for interesting and novel ways of presenting information and communicating research, blurring subject and presentation through a variety of media and rhetorical techniques: video, sound, reconstructive software, artificial intelligence, and audience participation.
This year the conference also has an additional focus on collaboration, bringing together art historians from different parts of the discipline, as well as artists and scientists, to present papers that take the common ground between scholars as a starting point for both content and method. In so doing, the conference hopes to encourage and explore new directions in the live environment of art history, as well as allowing interesting and diverse partnerships to emerge both within the discipline and beyond it.
 Open to all, free admission but due to limited space advance booking is required.  Online booking: http://courtauld-institute.digitalmuseum.co.uk
Organised by Jack Hartnell with Dr Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
tel +44 207 848 2785/2909   web http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/index.shtml

Date Submitted: 14/5/2012

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

Download conference programme

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.

Read more

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


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