Lecture Series

Spatial Practices Lecture Series 15/16

21 January - 3 March | Thursdays 6-8pm | LVMH Lecture Theatre

This year the Spatial Practices Programme will consider London's crisis of living, structuring a range of projects and external partnerships that experiment with the provision of an affordable and equitable place to live. In our Autumn Term Guest Lecture Series, we welcome a range of commentaries by exciting speakers, from diverse disciplinary positions, who will present a provocative context to our experiments on housing and life in the city.

21 January - Peter Barber, Peter Barber Architects

Peter Barber established Peter Barber Architects in 1989. A series of radical urban housing projects have followed since then. In 2015, the practice was awarded the Royal Academy’s top architecture prize for its alternative vision for low-cost housing on London’s Mount Pleasant.

28 January - Helen Marriage, Artichoke

Helen Marriage, Artistic Director of Artichoke, one of the UK’s leading independent production companies, has produced some of the UK’s most talked about art events ranging from Royal de Luxe’s The Sultan’s Elephant, to Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth project One & Other, and Peace Camp for the London 2012 Olympics. 

4 February - Andreas Lang, public works

Andreas Lang is an architect, researcher and educator. He is a co-founder of London based practice public works which operates in between the fields of art, architecture and design. public works’ projects explore how the urban public realm can be shaped by its users, through participation and co-production. 

11 February  - Santiago Cirugeda, Recetas Urbanas

Santiago Cirugeda is an architect and founder of the studio Recetas Urbanas (Urban Recipes). Since 1996, Recetas Urbanas has developed subversive projects in different urban contexts that negotiate between the legal and illegal, demanding that the rules governing city planning undergo an urgent revision.  

18 February - Catherine Ince, V&A East

Catherine Ince is Senior Curator for V&A East, a new museum planned for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Previously Ince was a curator at the Barbican Centre where she produced major survey exhibitions and publications including The World of Charles and Ray Eames (2015) and Bauhaus: Art as Life (2012). 

25 February - Amanda Levete, AL_A

Amanda Levete is a RIBA Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A. Since its formation in 2009, AL_A have developed a diverse range of concepts for cultural, retail and commercial schemes around the world. Current projects include the highly anticipated expansion of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. 

3 March - Jeanne van Heeswijk, Artist

Jeanne van Heeswijk is a visual artist who creates contexts for interaction in public spaces. Her projects distinguish themselves through a strong social involvement. With her work Van Heeswijk stimulates and develops cultural production and creates new public (meeting-)spaces or remodels existing ones.

This lecture series is curated by members of the Spatial Practices programme at Central Saint Martins.

Previous series 

The 2014/15 lecture series

Prem Krishnamurthy, P! & Project Projects | Maria Smith, Studio Weave | Ines Weizman, Bauhaus Universität, Weimar/CASS | Justin McGuirk, Radical Cities, Strelka Press | Alex Chinneck | Marjetica Potrč | Sophia Psarra, UCL, Space Syntax.

The 2013/14 lecture series

Publica (Lucy Musgrave) | (not) AOC (Daisy Froud) | Studio8 (CJ Lim) | Ooze architects (Sylvain Hartenberg & Eva Pfannes) | Nils Norman | Crimson Architectural Historians/International New Town Institute (Michelle Provoost).

The 2012/13 inaugural lecture series:

5th Studio (Tom Holbrook) | Assemble | DK-CM (David Knight + Cristina Monteiro) | 00: Architects (Alistair Parvin) | muf (Liza Fior) | Spacemakers (Tom James) | Markussen/Knutz | Peter Higgins | Teddy Cruz | EXYZT | Liam Young | Doina Petrescu | Nils Norman | Something and Son | Fred Deakin.