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Rethinking spaces

a workshop with the Royal Academy Dorfman Award finalists


Wednesday 14 September 2022
2 — 4.30pm

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Jillian and Arthur M. Sackler Wing of Galleries

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Join the Royal Academy Dorfman Award finalists for a workshop that invites creative interventions to RA buildings.

Please note: this is an on-site event only

Every building has its overlooked spaces or areas that just don’t work as intended. However, even small architectural interventions can change this and bring new life to historic buildings. In this workshop, we’ll take a closer look at some of the hidden or overlooked areas at the Royal Academy and invite you to propose how they could better serve a contemporary gallery and its audiences.

You’ll join the RA Dorfman Award finalists and get a closer look at how architects work and respond to a brief. This will be an opportunity to work closely with the finalists and get first-hand experience of their different approaches, how they tackle collaboration and solve problems, all within a small group.

More on the RA Dorfman Award Finalists

Apparata (United Kingdom) APPARATA is an architectural practice founded in 2015 by Astrid Smitham and Nicholas Lobo Brennan. Based in London, they are known for their community work emphasising collective life and the construction of buildings as a critical practice.

Dot Architects (Japan) Dot Architects is a practice based in Osaka, Japan. Founded in 2004 by Toshikatsu Ienari and Takeshi Shakushiro, they have since evolved into an office of seven with a focus on the impact architecture has on the natural and social environment.

Semillas (Perú) Semillas is a non-profit organization founded in Perú in 2014 by Marta Maccaglia. Consisting of an interdisciplinary team, Semillas develops architectural projects in marginalized contexts, mainly in the settlements of Lima and the rural areas of the Peruvian Amazon.

Wallmakers (India) Vinu Daniel founded the architecture firm Wallmakers in 2007. Over the past 15 years, they have engaged with sustainability in architecture in a variety of ways, from building with mud blocks to using urban waste as a material to reduce the embodied energy in construction.

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● Cancelled

Wednesday 14 September 2022

2 — 4.30pm

Clore Learning Centre, Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ET


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