Each academic year speakers from in and around the field of architecture present talks as a part of the Technical Studies Programme at the University of Westminster’s School of Architecture. Architects, engineers, social theorists and artists discuss the social use and function of technology in the context of design. The lecture series captures a contemporary philosophy of technology and introduce students to current and future trends in the technological development of architecture. Biomimetics, fluid dynamics, lightness, deployability, machine logic, material construction and geometry are all included as are economy, climate, performance and appropriateness.
The Autumn 2013 MArch Level Technical Studies Evening Series of Lectures is as follows:
Thursday 3rd October, 6.30pm: Stelarc, The Cyborg Artist
Thursday 10th October, 6.30pm: Graham Stevens, Desert Cloud and other Lightweight Wonders
Thursday 17th October, 6.30pm: Neil Thomas and Aran Chadwick (Atelier One), Liquid Threshold
Thursday 24th October, 6.30pm: Tim Lucas (Price & Myers), The Kew House Project
Thursday 31st October, 6.30pm: Daniel Ptacek (Kinnickkinnic), The Adjacent Possible
Thursday 7th November, 6.30pm: Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt (University of Kent), Environmental Experimentation
Thursday 14th November, 6.30pm: Nick Crosbie (Inflate), Air Structures
Thursday 21st November, 6.30pm: Paul Bavister (UCL), Sound, Acoustics, Music and Architecture
Thursday 28th November, 6.30pm: tbc
Thursday 5th December, 6.30pm: Jaisha Reichardt, Our Dreams Change, We Don’t
Thursday 12th December, 6.30pm: tbc
Lectures are free and open to the public.
For Lecture details
Will McLean / Pete Silver