Friday 13 March, 2015 beginning 6pm
Followed by reception and launch of the Architecture Space and Society Centre
This lecture will present a reading of space and time that Jeremy Till has developed in his writings. Starting with the premise that architects tend to situate their work out of time in an effort to shake off the terrors of time, the lecture will propose an alternative model. Thick time both critically gathers the past and projects the future, allowing each to loop into the other. The result is an understanding of architecture as a dynamic and contingent act.
Jeremy Till is an architect, educator and writer. He is Head of Central Saint Martins, widely considered one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, and Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London. His extensive written work includes the books Flexible Housing, Architecture Depends and Spatial Agency, all three of which won the RIBA President’s Award for Research. His teaching and research concentrates on the social and political aspects of architecture and spatial production. As an architect, he worked with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects on their pioneering building, 9 Stock Orchard Street, recently flagged by the Architects Journal as the most influential house of a generation. He curated the UK Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale and also at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Drawing: Sarah Wigglesworth, The Dining Room Table Drawing