Scavengers and other Creatures – Assembling Realities

Lecture date: 2015-02-10

Organised by Ricardo de Ostos & Nannette Jackowski

Scavengers and other Creatures Lecture Series

The second event in this series will discuss the many ways of how information is shaped today by notions of storytelling, fiction and digital cultures. It will bring together a diverse set of contributors from writers, digital artists to architects and agent provocateurs. Individual presentations will be followed by a round table discussion.

Scavengers and Other Creatures is an on-going lecture series hosted by Intermediate 3, which explores the realm of fictional buildings, technological natures and cybernetics. An eponymous book of the unit’s student work, interviews and articles will be published in 2015.

Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos are principals of NaJa & deOstos. They are the authors of The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad and Pamphlet Architecture 29: Ambiguous Spaces. They have been nominated for the 2012 Iakov Chernikhov prize for young architects around the world. Nannette has worked for Wilkinson Eyre and Zaha Hadid. Ricardo has worked for Peter Cook, Future Systems and Foster + Partners. He has taught at Lund University in Sweden and is currently an Associate Professor at École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. He was appointed curator of the Brazilian Pavilion for the London Festival of Architecture in 2008 and 2010.

Rob Stuart-SmithRobert directs the architectural practice; Robert Stuart-Smith Design. He is a co-founding Partner of the design research practice – Kokkugia and a Studio Course Master in the AA School’s Design Research Laboratory (AA.DRL) in London. Robert studied architecture in the UK, France and Australia and holds a Masters in Architecture + Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture’s Design Research Laboratory (AA.DRL).

Vesna PetresinDr Vesna Petresin is a time architect / space composer / performer. She is a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London and Artist-in-Residence at ZKM. The practice integrates multiple material supports (sound, space, moving image, physical performance) and uses customised digital and analogue tools. It takes art out of the ‘white cube’ to an immersive experience.

Karsten Huneck  / OFFICE FOR SUBVERSIVE ARCHITECTURE (OSA)Founded by Karsten Huneck and Bernd Truempler osa originated in 1995 as part of a student project and begun to grow as a collective of practitioners with similar ideas on architecture and public space. Their consistent aim has been to develop what they call ‘untraditional approaches’ to reinterpret architecture in the city. osa‘s projects cross the boundaries between art and architecture, varying from minimal or moveable installations to the construction of actual buildings and urban or spatial strategies.

Image: Ker Ys, immersive installation, Rubedo (V. Petresin, L-P Robert), 2014


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