Sam Jacob and Catherine Ince

Couple FORMAT 1

Series: FORMAT Issue 6, organised and hosted by Shumon Basar
Date: Wednesday 6 July 2016
Time: 18:00
Venue: New Soft Room
Running time: 90 mins

FORMAT is a ‘live magazine’ looking at the shapes that discourse takes. The sixth issue takes place at the AA in Summer 2016, and runs from July 6 to July 15. Open to the public, and free of charge, FORMAT No.6 focuses on ‘Couple Format.’ Mathematically speaking, a couple is the smallest unit of collaboration and therefore the most potent (or poisonous). Can we think of a working life together, or apart, as possessing shape? Stories on Couple Formats bring inspiration, solace or simple guidance on how to be ourselves.


Sam Jacob and Catherine Ince will present the Couple Formats of two 20th century architectural epoch makers: Denise Scott-Brown & Robert Venturi and Ray & Charles Eames”


Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio a London based architecture and design company. 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


Catherine Ince is Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum where she is developing the curatorial programme of V&A East, a new institution planned for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Previously, Catherine was a Curator at the Barbican Centre where she produced major survey exhibitions and publications including The World of Charles and Ray Eames (2015) and Bauhaus: Art as Life (2012). Prior to joining the Barbican she was Curator, and subsequently Co-Director, of the British Council’s Architecture, Design and Fashion department where she organised projects about contemporary design and architecture, and commissioned the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.”



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