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Liza Fior lecture

Bodies of Thought


Monday 28 January 2019
6.30 — 8pm

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muf architecture/art. Altab Ali Park, 2011

Image courtesy of muf architecture/art

A lecture by Liza Fior, founding partner of muf architecture/art, where she discusses their unique approach to research and how it can transform the architectural brief and the relationship with the client.

Liza Fior will discuss the way that unsolicited research into the spatial, social and economic infrastructures of the built environment re-shape the architectural brief. Muf’s designs for the public realm take in streets, squares, museums and the shared spaces of housing and hospitals and are based on detailed observations of the way people use and inhabit places.

In this lecture – part of the Bodies of Thought series, curated by Vicky Richardson in partnership with the London School of Architecture – Fior will reflect on projects in East London, as well as looking back to her experience as author of the British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010. As with many of muf’s projects, deep connections were made in Venice and collaborations there continue nearly 10 years after the work began.

Fior is a lecturer at the MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation at UAL’s Central St Martins and was previously a Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture. As part of muf, she was awarded the 2008 European Prize for Public Space for the new town square for Barking. She is the co-author of This is What We Do: A muf manual (Batsford Ltd, 2001) and Design Advocate for the London Mayor.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 28 January 2019

6.30 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9

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