FORMAT Issue 5
Career FORMAT 1: Martino Gamper & Sam Jacob
Date: Friday 10 July 2015
Venue: New Soft Room
FORMAT is a ‘live magazine’ looking at the shapes that discourse and knowledge takes.
Issue 5 believes that seen from a particular vantage point, careers are design projects or artworks. They have shape, narrativity, poetic predestination and also serendipitous failure built into their wiring. Guests are asked to present Career Formats that have mattered to them in shaping what they do, in the worlds of art, architecture, curating, graphic design, literature, performance, popular culture and more.
Martino Gamper and Sam Jacob will present the Career Formats of furniture maker George Nakashima, publisher/designer/distiller Christoph Keller, punk icon Johnny Rotten and Archigram co-founder/poet/educator David Greene.
Sam Jacob is a leading figure in the architecture and design industries. He was a founding director of FAT Architecture. Sam is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, Director of Night School at the Architectural Association in London and Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture. He is a columnist for Dezeen and Art Review and contributing editor to Icon.
Martino Gamper started as an apprentice with a furniture maker in Merano, then went on to study sculpture under Michelangelo Pistoletto (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna) and completed a Masters under Ron Arad’s tutelage (Royal College of Art, London). Working across design and art venues, Martino engages in a variety of projects from exhibition design, interior design, and one-off commissions. In 2014, the Serpentine Gallery hosted a solo exhibition of Martino’s work which subsequently toured internationally.
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