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AltMFA- News From Nowhere: Today’s Architecture is the Basis of Tomorrow’s Utopia
July 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
‘News From Nowhere: Today’s Architecture is the Basis of Tomorrow’s Utopia.’
‘We are all profoundly adept readers of our built environment. The politics with which it is designed and built today shape the behaviours and actions possible in its spaces tomorrow. This talk will explore a mixture of projects, some by Assemble, some by others, and their relationships to this idea, in order to make the case our collective responsibility to the future to make good Architecture.’
Bio: Giles Smith is a founding member of the architectural collective Assemble, and a teacher at the University of Westminster and the London School of Architecture. Assemble was founded to deliver a one-off project and 7 years later has become a complex and collaborative endeavour dedicated to the relationship between the public and our built environment.
AltMFA is an alternative Master of Fine Art course established in 2010 by artists, for artists, as a free alternative to studying a university-based Masters in London.
Alt MFA incorporates the most desirable elements of an MFA course: space to work, collaborators to argue with, and a social sphere to move within. We squeeze into any space and adapt it to our ends. Unlike a conventional MFA, Alt MFA is a common space in which there are no fees and time and facilities are all offered in kind. Alt MFA is self-selecting; the only criteria for membership is attendance and the contribution of time and energy.
AltMFA regularly host guest speakers and make trips to artists’ studios and arts institutions. These have included Michael Archer at Goldsmiths, William Cobbing, Steve Bunn, Simon Callery, Glenn Adamson, activist John Jordan, Rebecca Birch and Field Broadcast, John Hill at Flat Time House, Harriet Murray and Neil Taylor, Keith Harrison at the V&A Museum, and many more.
Meetings take place on Monday night between 6.30pm and 9.30pm in different ‘free’ locations around London.
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