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Material Experiences


● Fully booked

Friday 24 October 2014
6.30 — 8pm

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Material Experiences

Speakers consider how materials can affect our experience of architecture in the final event in in our ‘Meaning in Material’ series.

Thinkers and practitioners from a range of disciplines explore the ways materials are able to shape both personal and social experience.

Online tickets have now sold out, though a limited number will be available on the door from 6pm.


Jonathan Hill (Professor of Architecture and Visual Theory at the Bartlett)

Ian Kiaer (an artist who creates fragmentary installations using a combination of architectural models, modified found objects and 2D work)

Zoe Laughlin (Institute of Making)

Charmian Griffin (Writer and digital producer at Artangel)

Daniel Rosbottom (Head of the School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University, and co-director of DRDH Architects)

About the Series

Materials give architecture its form and substance, with implications on both conceptual and experiential levels. In what ways can a discussion about materials evolve and remain relevant today, particularly as ‘value engineering’ takes an ever-increasing role in building design and construction. How might this discussion be shaped by new developments in material technologies, or by emerging economic, environmental and cultural factors.

Artist, engineers, historians, theorists and architects consider these questions across a programme of salons, happenings and displays, to interrogate the contemporary relationship between architecture and materials.

Organised by the RA Architecture Programme in collaboration with P.E.A.R (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research).

See here for other events in our Meaning in Material series.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Friday 24 October 2014

6.30 — 8pm

Burlington Gardens

£10. Concessions £5.