The Bartlett School of Architecture


Constructing Realities Lecture Series Autumn 2017

14 December 2017, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

A woman dancing amongst lights

New, cross-disciplinary lecture series at Here East

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


Plexal, Here East Innovation Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 14 East Bay Lane, London, E15 2GW

With lectures and events about engagement, situations, performance, making, manufacturing and engineering, Constructing Realities is an exciting new series presented by The Bartlett, generously supported by Populous

Recent shifts in contemporary culture have produced an increasing overlap of practices, methods and approaches from the worlds of architecture, art, design and performance. This lecture series celebrates new forms of practice that explore the fast-evolving terrain, presenting installations, designs and events that provoke, critique and otherwise engage with their contexts and particular publics.

All the events in the series are free and open to all but registration is required - see individual lecture links below. 

5 October - Prof. Philip Steadman, The lost garden of marvels at Pratolino

Statue in Parco di Pratolino

A Renaissance theme park: the lost garden of marvels at Pratolino

Phil Steadman, UCL 

6:30pm, 5 October 

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12 October - Peter Sharpe Kielder: A Planned Wilderness

Peter Sharp Constructing Realities

Kielder: A Planned Wilderness

Peter Sharpe, Kielder Art & Architecture

6.30pm, 12 October

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19 October - Christopher Bauder

Christopher Bauder, WHITEvoid

6.30pm, 19 October

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26 October - Victor Burgin Some Types of Specificity


Victor Burgin, From Mirror Lake (2013)
Some Types of Specificity

Victor Burgin

6:30pm, 26 October 

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2 November - Johannes Birringer

Kinetic Atmospheres: Performance and Immersion

Johannes Birringer, Brunel University

6.30pm, 2 November

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9 November - Lucy Railton

Lucy Railton, Kammer Klang

6.30pm, 9 November

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16 November - Phil Ayres

Phil Ayres
Flora Robotica: Challenging customary expectations of architecture 

Phil Ayres, CITA

6.30pm, 16 November

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23 November - Barbara Holub

Barbara Holub

Direct Urbanism

Barbara Holub, Transparadiso 

6.30pm, 23 November

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30 November - Molly Wright Steenson

M W Steenson
Architectural Intelligence 

Molly Wright Steenson, Carnegie Mellon

6.30pm, 30 November

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7 December - Prof. Dorita Hannah

Dorita Hannah

Performing the Abjectile

Prof. Dorita Hannah, Aalto University

6.30pm, 7 December

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14 December - Cristian Vogel

Cristian Vogel

Music Space Technologies: Extracting Music Objects from Variable Parameter Space

Cristian Vogel, NeverEngine Labs

6.30pm, 14 December

Room 6.02, The Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street

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Constructing Realities is generously supported by Populous, a leading practice who have designed more than 2000 projects across emerging and established markets
including the London Olympics. 

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Image: Weaving Machine by WHITEvoid, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing.