Jeremy Till - Bartlett International Lecture Series
21 February 2018, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
The Bartlett School of Architecture
The Christopher Ingold Auditorium (accessed through The Bartlett School of Architecture), 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ
This lecture starts with the provocation that architectural education is extremely conservative in its unchanging and uniform rituals, codes and structures. This first provocation is supplemented with a second one that architecture does not recognise this stasis because its outputs look fresh and different. The result is that too often architectural education exists in a black box of its own concerns.
The lecture then suggests we need to escape this black box through radical engagement with external forces. Drawing on Jeremy Till’s influential written work (in particular Architecture Depends) and his experience as an educator, this lecture will argue that we urgently need to educate otherwise.
Jeremy Till is an architect, educator and writer. As an architect, he worked with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects on their pioneering building, 9 Stock Orchard Street, winner of many awards including the RIBA Sustainability Prize.
As an educator, Jeremy first taught at Kingston University before moving to The Bartlett, where he was a programme director. He then moved to become Head of the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, before being Dean of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. In 2012, he was appointed Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Arts London.
As a writer, Till’s extensive work includes the books Flexible Housing, Architecture Depends and Spatial Agency, all three of which won the RIBA President’s Award for Research. He curated the UK Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale and again at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Image: Architecture Jury: Yale School of Architecture