Lecture Series

Spatial Practices Lecture Series 15/16

13 October - 24 November | Thursdays 6.30 - 8pm | LVMH Lecture Theatre

The Spatial Practices Lecture Series is a programme of weekly lectures by guest speakers invited to present work related to the concerns of Spatial Practices at Central Saint Martins. In the autumn term series we will hear some of the new faces to the programme discuss their work as spatial practitioners outside of Central Saint Martins. 

13 October - Alex Warnock-Smith / Urban Projects Bureau

Alex is founding Director of Urban Projects Bureau, a multi-disciplinary design and research practice specialising in architecture, urbanism, spatial strategy and design. Recent architectural projects include the design and construction of a Sixth Form Study Centre for Graveney School in London, which was awarded two RIBA Awards and a Wandsworth Design Award.

20 October - Andreas Lang & Mara Ferreri / Notes from the Temporary City

Andreas Lang (public works) and Mara Ferreri (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona) are the authors of Notes from the Temporary City, a book that provides a complex picture of the dynamics reshaping contemporary London, from the pressure of market forces to new structures of governance and the ingenuity of its residents. Their interrogation of Hackney Wick has the power of synecdoche – it speaks of a wider metropolitan condition where temporary uses are entangled in the desire to both break from capitalist urbanisation and profit from it. 

27 October - Carolina Caicedo & Xavier Llarch Font / The Decorators Studio 

Carolina Caicedo and Xavi Llarch Font are two of the four co-founders of multidisciplinary design practice The Decorators. Combining the disciplines of landscape architecture, interior architecture and psychology. The Decorators work with local authorities and public institutions to design and deliver community building interventions in the public realm. Putting conversation at the heart of their design process, they seek to understand the existing assets of a place and deliver projects that celebrate local culture in areas undergoing change.  

03 November  - Sarah Featherstone / Featherstone Young

Sarah Featherstone is an architect and director of the practice Featherstone Young. She has designed projects in the housing, community, cultural, education and commercial sectors. She has been awarded the Atkins Inspire Outstanding Achiever in Architecture and Featherstone Young have been finalists in BD Young Architect of the Year and Architecture Foundation’s Next Generation Award.  

10 November - Alicja Borkowska & Iris Papadatou / YOU&ME

YOU&ME is an emerging collaborative art and architecture platform, working on a variety of public realm, high street regeneration and community engagement projects. Established by architects Alicja Borkowska and Iris Papadatou, the practice was recently featured as one of ‘the best British architects to have set up in the last 10 years’ in the Architecture Foundation’s New Architects 3 book. 

17 November - Julia King / LSE Cities

Julia King is an architectural designer and urban researcher at LSE Cities. Her research is concerned with housing, sanitation infrastructure, urban planning, and participatory design processes. She has won numerous awards including Emerging Woman Architect of the Year and short listed for the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award.

24 November - Takeshi Hayatsu 

Takeshi Hayatsu is an architect practicing in London. Takeshi worked at David Chipperfield Architects and Haworth Tompkins before joining 6a architects, where he was a project director for 11 years. He led the practice’s critically acclaimed projects including Raven Row in Spitalfield and South London Gallery in Peckham. His research focuses on craft, material, building techniques and self-build.

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

Previous series 

The 2015/16 spring lecture series

Peter Barber, Peter Barber Architects | Helen Marriage, Artichoke | Andreas Lang, public works | Santiago Cirugeda, Recetas Urbanas | Catherine Ince, V&A East | Amanda Levete, AL_A | Jeanne van Heeswijk, Artist | Andrea Zimmerman, Artist | Antoine Picon, Harvard GSD | Verity-Jane Keefe, Artist | Mark Swenarton, University of Liverpool | Oliver Wainwright, Journalist 

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.