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Educating Architects Private view and Book launch

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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Educating Architects

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

To coincide with the publication of ‘Educating Architects: How Tomorrow’s Practitioners Will Learn Today’, edited by Neil Spiller and Nic Clear [published by Thames & Hudson], the University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape will be hosting an exhibition featuring work from the book at their new home in Stockwell Street.

The exhibition will take place in the two new gallery spaces at Stockwell Street, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery and the Project Space, and will highlight work from some of the top architectural practitioners, architectural teachers and from some of the leading architectural schools from around the world, showcasing examples of the most cutting edge contemporary architecture.

Practitioners in The Stephen Lawrence Gallery are: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Will Alsop, Asymptote, Nic Clear, Nigel Coates, Peter Cook, Neil Denari, Evan Douglis, Heneghan Peng, Simon Herron, Perry Kulper, CJ Lim, Greg Lynn, Ben Nicholson, Neil Spiller, Michael Sorkin.

Schools in the Project Space are: Architectural Association, Bartlett School of Architecture, Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University, Cooper Union, University of Greenwich, Harvard GSD, University of Michigan, Peking University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RMIT, Sci-Arc, UCLA, University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Drawing Towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Images: Anton Lukosevieze “Score” (2005)

This exhibition examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. Each of these aspects are currently being explored from many different perspectives by contemporary composers, musicians, visual artists, and film/videographers. Its basic starting point is the historical graphic score/new notational practices of the modernist avant-garde and how sound is captured and communicated. Most famous here, is John Cage and Alison Knowles’ 1968 collection Notations and the recent update Notations 21 (2009) by Theresa Sauer. While the Highlights will include a complete performance of Cornelius Cardew’s 1960s graphic score Treatise, a visit and workshop performance by American experimentalist composer Alvin Curran (b.1938), and a rare chance to see UK performer Anton Lukoszevieze’s drawings and films, as well as Icelandic sound artist Hallveig Agústsdóttir’s drawing performances. It will position ‘classic’ experimental notations – such as Cage and Boulez – with the output of contemporary composers and visual artists. Also featuring, amongst many others, Aura Satz, Jennifer Walshe, Marianthi Paplexandri-Alexandri, Laura Buckley, Helen Pett’s exploration of performances on video, Vicki Bennett’s (People Like Us) collaged films, as well as Richard Hoadley’s interactive notations with dance/live performers, Simon Payne’s abstract exploration of vision and sound, and Neil Henderson’s evocative portrait of Evan Parker.

exhibitors:
Hallveig Agústsdóttir / Sam Belinfante / Vicki Bennett / Carl Bergstrom-Nielsen / Pierre Boulez / Earle Brown / George Brecht / James Brooks / Laura Buckley / John Cage / Cornelius Cardew / Alvin Curran / Tom Dale / Morton Feldman / Vinko Globokar / Christophe Guiraud / Roman Haubenstock-Ramati / Neil Henderson / Richard Hoadley / Joan Key / Catherine Konz / John Lely / Michelle Lewis-King / Anestis Logothetis / Onyee Lo / Anton Lukoszevieze / Farah Mulla / Rie Nakajima / Luigi Nono / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri / Michael Parsons / Simon Payne / Helen Petts / Lauren Redhead / Aura Satz / Thomas Smetryns / Jennifer Walshe / John Wollaston / Christian Wolff / Iannis Xenakis

East of Eden

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

 

East of Eden is a design research project that encompasses the creative output of the entire Department of Architecture and Landscape, from year one to postgraduate and across all the architecture and landscape programmes. Initiated to celebrate the Department’s move into its new home in the heart of Greenwich, the project hopefully marks the start of a long and fruitful relationship with our new surroundings.

Three sites were chosen for this project through a mix of fortuitous circumstance, university connections and at the invitation of interested groups. The project name comes from the fact that all three sites East Greenwich, the Greenwich peninsula and Thamesmead are situated to the east of the ‘Edenic’ maritime campus.

For each of the three sites the Department is working alongside an external partner that represents a very different idea regarding the development of the area. In East Greenwich we are working with residents and the Greenwich society; on the Peninsula we are principally working with the Hong Kong based developers Knight Dragon and at Thamesmead we are working with Peabody Housing Trust.

East Greenwich and the Greenwich Peninsula are clearly of interest due to their proximity to the Maritime campus, whereas the third, Thamesmead, has recently been acquired by the Peabody, an organisation that has strong links with the University through the Universities Pro Chancellor and Chair of Court who is also CEO of Peabody. These three groups have very different agendas, priorities and interests and it was thought insightful to provide students this contrast as a backdrop for developing their academic projects.

East of Eden has a series of aims; to engage with our local area and to develop a social, cultural and physical analysis of these sites; to ask questions about the forces that drive the development of the city in 21st century and to speculate upon a range of strategies that might suggest an inclusive agenda for urban growth. But most importantly to provide an exciting and provocative range of proposals for these sites, from practical approaches to housing and streetscape, to more esoteric musings on progressive technology and new forms of social action and organisation. A large part of this project will question the reliance on the market to develop a coherent strategy for urban growth and critique the financial mechanisms that drive the contemporary city.

The work shown here has been selected as part of the ‘Work in Progress’ Exhibition to coincide with Future Cities 4, the final output of the East of Eden project will be a book covering the output of the student cohort supplemented by projects from members of staff and a wide variety of pieces from some of our external collaborators, as a marker for our arrival into Greenwich, East of Eden looks like being significant contribution to the local scene.

Nic Clear (Head of Architecture and Landscape) April 2015