The Bartlett School of Architecture


Jasia Reichardt - Bartlett International Lecture Series

13 December 2017, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Jasia Reichardt

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


Christopher Ingold Auditorium (accessed through The Bartlett), 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Our dreams change, we don't

Lecturer's Abstract

"The theme of this lecture is how our dreams and desires might be realised.  It can happen by chance as well as by design. Some of our wishes and desires are surprising, others are dangerous.

If you build a house for yourself, how many people would you like to live in it with you? If you build an ideal machine, what do you think it should do? And, how should we treat it? Is communication with machines essential and if so what should we do to facilitate it? And if you have a relationship with the machine, how far should it go?

Many of the questions that we asked ourselves 60 years ago still remain unanswered and will probably continue to be so. One of these questions is: what is art? Answers change with time. And now, since we know that anyone can be an artist, we might even have to change the question."


Jasia Reichardt is a writer on art and an exhibition organiser. She is interested in art that encroaches on other fields, be it science or literature, and has spent many years investigating the connections between art and technology.

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