1. Futureproofing the City: ZEDfactory, Foster + Partners, R/E/D


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    Futureproofing the City Chaired by Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Festival of Architecture Three very different approaches to ecological challenge at the urban scale, and the question of sustainable living. Gerard Evenden, Foster + Partners, will present their design for Masdar, an entirely self-sustaining ‘city from zero’ in the Arabian desert; Susannah Hagan, University of Brighton, R/E/D, will address how to retro-fit the rapidly sprawling metropolis, taking Sao Paulo as a case study; and Bill Dunster, architect of celebrated eco-settlement BedZED, will present ZEDfactory’s current global solutions. http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/programme/2009/radical-nature-contemporary-visions/futureproofing-the-city?searched=radical&advsearch=exactphrase&highlight=ajaxSearch_highlight+ajaxSearch_highlight1

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    • An Insider's Glimpse of Bauhaus Life


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      Nicholas Fox Weber, Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, explores day-to-day life at the Bauhaus: the personal relationships, the struggles and even the scandals. Showing little-known images of Bauhauslers frolicking on the beach, sitting around a samovar, parading at costume parties, and even feigning lovers' duels, Weber sets the enjoyment and challenges of Bauhaus life in context.

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      • Economy of Means: James Wines/SITE


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        Economy of Means Chaired by Vicky Richardson, Editor, Blueprint magazine Founded by James Wines in 1970 following his career as an abstract sculptor, SITE Environmental Design is a pioneering architecture practice of ecological sensitivity and radical artistic gestures. An acronym for ‘Sculpture In The Environment’, SITE achieved wide and lasting notoriety through their projects for Best Products in the 1970s – big box showrooms that transcended their function with trompe-l’oeil peeling walls, collapsing facades, and invading forests. Presenting a new lecture, Economy of Means: A Brief History of Doing More with Less in Art, Architecture and Landscape Design, James will profile ways to meet the demands of economic crisis, energy efficiency and sustainable design, without loss of aesthetic quality. From Duchamp’s ‘readymades’ and Picasso’s collages, to Le Corbusier’s ‘Machines for Living in’ and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonion houses; from the birth of the Radical Architecture movement in the 1970s to the idea of utilising frugality as inspiration and raw material in the present. James Wines is founder, President and Creative Director of SITE, and Professor of Architecture at Penn State University.

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        • With and Against Nature: Exploration Architecture and Hugh Broughton


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          With and Against Nature Chaired by Ruth Slavid, author, Extreme Architecture: Building for Challenging Environments A conversation on architecture in direct dialogue with the natural world. Michael Pawlyn, pioneer of biomimicry, will present Exploration Architecture’s designs for a self-irrigating greenhouse in the Sahara desert, whilst Hugh Broughton will showcase his practice’s Antarctic outposts, including the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI, currently on snowy site. More: http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/programme/2009/radical-nature-contemporary-visions/with-and-against-nature

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          • IKEA Future Kitchen Debate at the Barbican Centre


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            On the 12th August 2010 industry experts gathered at the Barbican to debate what the future holds for the kitchen, following the Future Kitchen report which was commissioned by IKEA.

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            • Architecture on Film: The Airstrip: Decampment of Modernism, Part III + Two Museums + Q&A


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              Q&A between Director Heinz Emigholz and writer, theorist and co-founder of artist group the Otolith Group, Kodwo Eshun, following the UK premiere of Emigholz' films The Airstrip: Decampment of Modernism, Part III and Two Museums, for Architecture on Film at the Barbican, 8 October 2014. HEINZ EMIGHOLZ (b.1948 near Bremen, Germany) trained first as a draftsman before studying philosophy and literature in Hamburg. He began filmmaking in 1968 and has worked since 1973 as a filmmaker, artist, writer and producer in Germany and the USA. In 1974 he started his encyclopedic drawing series The Basis of Make-Up. His career includes numerous exhibitions, retrospectives, lectures and publications. In 1984 he started his film series Photography and Beyond. As part of this ongoing series, in 2009, he completed the film and exhibition project Sense of Architecture. Emigholz held a professorship in Experimental Filmmaking at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 1993 to 2013, where he also co-founded the Institute for Time-based Media and the program Art and Media. Since 2012 Emigholz has been a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin. KODWO ESHUN is Lecturer in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and co-founder of Turner Prize nominated artists The Otolith Group. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthall Bergen (2014) and REDCAT, Los Angeles (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2014), Raven Row, London (2013) and dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012). He is author of Dan Graham, Rock My Religion, Afterall Books (2012) and co-editor of The Militant Image: A Cine-Geography: Third Text 108 (2011), Harun Farocki: Against What? Against Whom? (Koenig Books and Raven Row, 2009) and The Ghosts of Songs: The Film Art of The Black Audio Film Collective (Liverpool University Press and FACT (2007). THE AIRSTRIP: DECAMPMENT OF MODERNISM, PART III “[Constructed spaces and film spaces] are products of two practically opposing processes of configuration. Architecture projects a spatial concept into reality and sets it up there as a three-dimensional situation. The film then takes this space and translates it with the camera into a two-dimensional image, which is projected before us in a temporal arrangement. This is a design process inscribed with the real. This repetition – from the idea to the real space and over the image’s surface and back again to the space of thinking – is remarkable. But, as everyone knows and as Kierkegaard found out, there are no "repetitions". Something else arises instead: a plane on which to think. Cinema produces a second physical presence in which an active spectator can newly reconfigure the story for himself.” – Heinz Emigholz Through projects such as Sense of Architecture, Architecture as Autobiography and Decampment of Modernism, the celebrated experimental filmmaker, artist, writer and producer Heinz Emigholz has created a significant and ongoing body of work exploring and contrasting cinematic and architectural space. His work includes feature length visual investigations of the work of designer Adolf Loos, the banks of architect Louis Sullivan, and the concrete of engineer Pier Luigi Nervi. Emigholz’s latest investigation of modernity via architectural form – and the third chapter in his Decampment of Modernism series – presents a global panorama of structures including stadia, shopping centers, airports and prisons, through which to quietly meditate upon war, capitalism, ideology and national identity. Emigholz’s signature use of formally composed static shots – resembling moving photographs – unfolds as an abstract narrative observing architectures of power and ideologies made concrete, using the space between the dropping and explosion of a bomb as his guiding metaphor for the limbo between projection and reception, design and impact. Sites and sounds from locations including Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Wroclaw, Berlin, Saipan and the D-Day beaches of Normandy become subject to the visual interrogation of Emigholz and the audience, whilst actress Natja Brunkhorst (who played Christine F in the 1981 film of the same name) provides an occasional voiceover, guiding the reception of the images that unfold on screen. With music from Kreidler. Germany 2014, Dir Heinz Emigholz, 108 min. In German with English subtitles. TWO MUSEUMS Two Museums sees Emigholz turn his lens to architect Samuel Bickel’s Museum of Art in Ein Harod, Israel (1948) and Renzo Piano’s Menil Collection in Houston (1987). Kibbutz member Bickel's museum was the first purpose built museum in Israel, and its influential use of natural lighting was Piano's direct model for the Menil. This contextual comparison of the two structures offers an anatomical portrait of an architectural typology, as well as a journey through geography, history and light. Germany/USA/Israel 2013, Dir Heinz Emigholz, 18 min

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              • The Spooky Squad Episode 7


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                The Navy Inn. The Spookies come to this famous Plymouth pub in search of the legendary Navy fireplace ghost.

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                • Architecture on Film: Mock-Ups in Close-Up: Architectural Models in Film, 1919-2012


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                  Recording of introductory lecture and Q&A screening, upon the occasion of the UK Premiere of Gabu Heindl and Drehli Robnik's film, Mock-Ups in Close-Up: Architectural Models in Film, 1919-2012. Mock-Ups in Close-Up: Architectural Models in Film, 1919-2012 Architect Gabu Heindl and film-theorist Drehli Robnik present their ongoing research project, mapping the appearance and use of architectural models across narrative cinema. An ever-growing collage-film constructed of a chronological sequence of clips from over 160 films (from The Fountainhead to Die Hard, Alain Resnais to Tim Burton, comedy to sci-fi), Mock Ups in Close Up takes us on a historical journey through architecture's filmic caricature, by charting the use of the model as an unsung, silent supporting character. "Mock-Ups in Close-Up is a collection of excerpts from an increasing number of narrative films that feature architectural models. In chronological order (from 1919 to 2012), the two-hour long video includes classics as well as recent American comedies and more obscure material. Some of the models figure quite prominently in the films, others appear more randomly. Without using narration, the compilation attempts to push the inclusion of all mock-ups to the extreme - until traction occurs, or until history (including that of architecture and its applications) again becomes relevant through the archives of randomness." - Gabu Heindl and Drehli Robnik This event was kindly supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum London. More information: http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/programme/2009/architecture-on-film/mock-ups-in-close-up-architectural-models-in-film

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                  • CHRIS DENTON. I Conferencia Anual de Marketing de las Artes


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                    Reciente Director de Marketing del Barbican Centre “MÁS QUE UN SIMPLE LOGO” Ponencia para la I Conferencia Anual de Marketing de las Artes organizada por la consultora Asimétrica los días 10 y 11 de octubre en Madrid

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                    • The Pedway: Elevating London (Documentary)


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                      The Pedway: Elevating London is a documentary on the post-war redevelopment in the City of London - focusing on the attempt to build an ambitious network of elevated walkways through the city. Featuring interviews with professor of town planning Michael Hebbert (UCL), architecture critic Jonathan Glancey, city planning officer Peter Wynne Rees and writer Nicholas Rudd-Jones (Pathways), the film explores why the 'Pedway' scheme was unsuccessful and captures the abandoned remains that, unknown to the public, still haunt the square mile. Planned & Constructed by Chris Bevan Lee www.twitter.com/elevatinglondon (Part of the Barbican Urban Wandering - Film and the London Landscape season 2013 & Rotterdam Architecture Festival 2013) Music from the film (minus Philip Glass) can be heard at http://goo.gl/gTycsN & http://goo.gl/gtETRX Read the article that inspired the film - The City of London Walkway Experiment by Michael Hebbert http://goo.gl/EB8yjq Fair use is codified at Section 107 of the Copyright Act. Under the fair use doctrine, it is not an infringement to use the copyrighted works of another in some circumstances, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, or educational use.

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