The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett at Sensing Spaces

29 January 2014


The Royal Academy of Arts has invited The Bartlett School of Architecture's Professor Adrian Forty and alum Harry Parr, one half of the infamous architectural food-tinkering duo Bompas & Parr, to to be part of an innovative programme of events running alongside the new RA exhibition, 'Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined'.

Architectural historian Prof. Forty will join a panel of three to discuss how writing is used to enable us to understand architecture and communicate our experience of it. The event, Writing Architecture?, takes place at 6.30pm on 21 March at the RA in the Main Galleries, Burlington House. Bompas & Parr discuss the production, consumption and trend for sensory experiences in the marketplace. Staging Sensory Experiences takes place at 6.30pm on 28 February at the RA in the Reynolds Room. 

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined considers architecture from the angle of the human encounter: how vision, touch, sound and memory play a role in our perceptions of space, proportion, materials and light. Architects exhibiting include: Grafton Architects (Ireland); Diébédo Francis Kéré (Germany/Burkina Faso); Kengo Kuma (Japan); Li Xiaodong (China); Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Chile); Eduardo Souto de Moura and Álvaro Siza (Portugal). 

  • The exhibition is open from 25 January – 6 April in the Main Galleries at the RA.

Image: Installation by Kengo Kuma. Photo © Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014. Photography: James Harris. / © Kengo Kuma.& Associates