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Where Architecture Begins


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Monday 24 October 2016
6.30 — 8pm

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© Ordinary Architecture, 2016

Charles Holland and Elly Ward of Ordinary Architecture introduce ‘Origins’, before a discussion with Joseph Rykwert on the broader capacities of architecture to carry narratives and meaning.

From 15 October 2016 to 15 January 2017, the RA’s home Burlington House is the setting for a series of interventions by Ordinary Architecture, which form an intriguing contemporary counterpoint to various ‘origin myths’ of architecture that have arisen over history. Realised through a number of techniques and materials, the interventions are grouped according to particular themes, which together pose a new set of origin myths for how architecture is both created and experienced.

In this event, Ordinary Architecture discuss the ideas that informed the Origins project and reflect on its implications for the ways architecture is typically created and understood. This will be followed by a response from the distinguished architectural writer Joseph Rykwert and artist Kieren Reed, before a panel discussion and questions from the audience.

Charles Holland – Director, Ordinary Architecture; Former Director, FAT
Kieren Reed – artist and Head of Undergraduate Sculpture, The Slade School of Fine Art
Joseph Rykwert – distinguished architectural historian; author of many books including The Idea of a Town (1963) and On Adam’s House in Paradise (1972)
Elly Ward – Director, Ordinary Architecture

Edit: a former version of this page stated that Charles Holland was a founder of FAT, which was incorrect.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 24 October 2016

6.30 — 8pm

Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House.

£12, £6 concessions.