This season the Royal Academy has teamed up with Building Design and the Architect of the Year Awards to invite some of the winners to discuss emerging trends in contemporary architecture. In the Architecture Space, artist Blue Firth is creating an installation exploring the relationship between new ideas and historic fabric. Lectures by international architects, Fernando Menis and Marcio Kogan, and a conversation with Sir Michael Hopkins RA reflecting on his distinguished career, complete our programme.
Today, the mass (re)production and dissemination of images has reached a level Walter Benjamin could scarcely have imagined when he wrote his seminal 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction'. In this event, we discuss whether Benjamin's point still holds and what possibilities now exist for the poetic image in the ‘Age of Digital Image-Making’.
SNAPSHOTS: EMERGING RESPONSES TO CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES
In association with Building Design and the Architect of the Year Awards, we
present two events exploring emerging trends in contemporary architecture.
Lectures by distinguished international architects each discussing their practice and approach to architecture through a number of fascinating projects.
REFLECTIONS: SENIOR ACADEMICANS IN CONVERSATION
As part of an on-going series of informal evenings with Senior Academicians reflecting on their careers and revealing their thoughts on architecture then and now, Sir Michael Hopkins RA discusses with Paul Finch how his practice has weaved their contemporary architectural language into historic contexts.
The artist, Blue Firth, leads this event exploring the roles myth, popular culture and various phenomena play in our perception of and movement through landscape. Contributors include Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor), Andy Sharp (English Heretic) and the neurosurgeon, John Firth.
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The Architecture Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts is made possible through the Drue Heinz Endowment for Architecture.
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