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Big data and smart cities: Is technology challenging or empowering citizenship?, The Building Centre, London, UK
27 Mar 2017

Date: 27 March 2017
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: The Building Centre
Price: £15 + VAT, concessions £12 + VAT
Speakers: Adam Greenfield, founder and director, Urbanspace
Other speakers to be confirmed

How is the use of technology both changing and challenging how we relate to our environment? How can smart cities empower citizens without undermining their rights to privacy and private ownership? Who is the smart city for? This talk in our Architecture and Citizenship programming will discuss the role of big data in the built environment industry with the aim of understanding how architects and designers can participate in the way data is aggregated, interpreted and used to inform decision-making in urban centres today.

This talk is organised in partnership with The Built Environment Trust. 27 February 2017

Architecture Talk at The Building Centre

Bartlett R&V – PechaKucha @ RHSP, London, UK

30 March 2017 6-9pm

Paul Monaghan, Chair of the Bartlett R&V* invites Bartlett School of Architecture alumni to a PechaKucha evening at RSHP.

As well as a series of continuous PechaKucha presentations, there will be a chance for conversation over drinks and canapes and to see the amazing views from the Cheesegrater.

Bartlett R&V – PechaKucha @ RHSP

Bartlett School of Architecture Event

Liam Young: New Romance, New York City, NY, USA

March 30 through May 13, 2017

Opening Reception and Discussion
March 30, 2017, 6:30pm

The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Columbia GSAPP) presents Liam Young: New Romance, the first U.S. solo exhibition of speculative architect, artist, and filmmaker Liam Young.

Liam Young: New Romance

Presenting three new short fiction films—In the Robot Skies (2016), Where the City Can’t See (2016), and the debut of Renderlands (2017)—the exhibition charts Young’s recent explorations of cinematic narrative as a form of architectural representation and design.

Thursday, March 30
6:30pm, Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
Panel Discussion with Liam Young, Cristina Goberna, Julia Kaganskiy, Tim Maughan, and Irene Sunwoo
7:30pm, Ross Gallery, Buell Hall

Opening Reception
Friday, March 31, 7:00pm
e-flux, 311 E. Broadway
I Spy with my Machine Eye, audio-visual performance by Liam Young

Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery Events

Bidding for Success: Maintaining and repairing Places of Worship, Northern Ireland
31 March 2017

Gracehill Moravian Church, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

a Funding Workshop which we are helping organise in partnership with the Ulster Historic Churches Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The workshop is being held at the Gracehill Moravian Church on 31 March and is targeted specifically at Northern Ireland churches of all denominations.

The event will explore the importance of maintenance and early diagnosis of potential issues as well as looking at what help is out there to help you stop minor problems becoming major ones. You will be amongst the first to find out about UHCT’s new Maintenance Pilot Scheme and learn about funding sources available to Places of Worship including NCT’s new grant programme targetted specifically at Places of Worship in Northern Ireland. We will also review some recent innovations that make maintenance easier such as the use of drones. In the afternoon there is an optional session wth the Heritage Lottery Fund team where members of the local team will take you through their various grant programmes as well as giving you some “top tips” on what makes a strong bid to them.

To book tickets and to find out more about the event please visit:

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday, Milan, Italy
30 March – 4 April 2017

Archistart, following the success of IAHsummer and IAHrome editions promotes IAHmilan17, an international architecture workshop, incorporated within a holiday, created in order to generate interactive experiences between students and young graduates under the age of 32 years. Fifty young people from all over the world will have the chance to live 5 days full of architecture in the beautiful city of Milan.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

Milan is the perfect location for an international event where students from all over the world can meet and work together. This city is now experiencing a modern renaissance, becoming one of the most dynamic cities of Europe. In line with the social policies initiated by the Municipality of Milan and in partnership with Passpartout – network of social enterprises – the theme of the workshop will concern the regeneration of “Casa Chiaravalle” spaces, initiative launched at Cascina Chiaravalle – the biggest asset seized from mafia in Lombardy.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

The workshop will focus on the design of a series of interventions on the external and internal spaces, that will give new visions and fresh ideas to the renewal process already started on the property with the primary aim of spreading the feeling of Casa Chiaravalle as a public space among the community of the city. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the “Festival dei Beni Confiscati” (assets seized from mafia festival) and during the period of “Salone del Mobile 2017”.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

The innovative aspect of this initiative is the breaking of classical learning processes simultaneously pointing to several factors: integration and cultural exchanges between students from around the world within a single working environment; discover the secret corners of the city; experience first real project situations in close contact with tutors and professionals; experience real competition through an internal competition and fun, assured by the atmosphere and continuous organization of events, parties and initiatives.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

Workshop entries will begin 16 January 2017 and will end 20 March 2017.
Additional info on section IAH.

Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects, Milan, Italy

3 April – 12 May 2017
Opening hours:
3 April – 7 April 2017
every day from 11 am to 9 pm
10 April – 12 May 2017
Thursday-Friday: 4–7.30 pm

SpazioFMG per l’Architettura, Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti’s gallery and showroom

Milan Architecture Event in 2017

India Pavilion at Construma – Construction, Building material & Home Design Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary

April 5-9, 2017

FICCI in partnership with Government of India, is organizing an “India Pavilion” during 36th edition of Construma (international building trade exhibition) on April 5-9, 2017 at Hungexpo Budapest fair Centre in Budapest, Hungary.

CONSTRUMA is considered one of the most important exhibitions for the construction industry in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on sustainability and environmental consciousness. The expo showcases all product groups needed for construction and renovation building materials, doors, windows, insulation and many other things, even including construction machinery, tools and methods. Construma is regarded a major industry gathering and serves as an ideal opportunity to inform about innovations of the industry and to establish international business contacts.

6th Fair for Home Making is a strong part of the CONSTRUMA bunch. This exhibition features everything from Kitchen technology, Bathroom to living rooms and everything else necessary to create home interior. CONSTRUMA 2016 saw participation of 584 exhibitors from 15 countries like Algeria, Austria, Czech Republic, Belarus, Greece, India, China, Poland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, the Ukraine etc. attracting 55 thousand visitors in an area of 19 thousand square metres.


NYCxDESIGN 2017, New York City, USA
May 3-24, 2017

New York City’s celebration of global design will run from May 3-24, 2017

NYC design industry is a major economic driver of the City’s economy generating over $500 million in City tax revenue annually

New York, NY – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that NYCxDESIGN 2017 will run from May 3rd – 24th. The fifth annual celebration of global design will increase from two to three weeks for 2017. The extended program for 2017 will allow for expanded programming in venues throughout the City with more details to be released later this year.

NYCxDESIGN 2016 featured over 500 events throughout the five boroughs including the Design Pavilion at Astor Place Plaza and the first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design magazine and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Awardees consisted of companies and design leaders who excelled in design fields such as urban design, fashion, architecture, technology, public space projects and more. For a full list of this year’s winners, visit 2016 NYCxDESIGN Awardees.

“New York is the most innovative city in the world and NYCxDESIGN is one way we are able to recognize, not only, design talent in the five boroughs, but also our world-renowned design schools and businesses that are leading the way. Design and innovation makes our city unique and moves our world forward,” Mayor de Blasio said.

“NYCxDESIGN 2017 will be the biggest and best citywide celebration of global design since its inception five years ago, uniting New Yorkers and industry leaders in learning more about the power of design,” said NYCEDC Maria Torres-Springer. “With over 50,000 designers employed at over 7,500 firms and generating over $500 million in City tax revenue, the City’s growing design sector plays a critical role in our economy and NYCEDC is proud to support its continued growth.”

“The New York City Council is excited to have NYCxDESIGN back for another year to help design communities from all over the world showcase some of the most innovative and diverse designs they have to offer,” said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “We want designers and manufacturers to be inspired by what this city has to offer and use New York City as their blank canvas to put their design in the spotlight. I want to thank the New York City Economic Development Corporation for their efforts to drive economic development through the attraction of more designers to the city.”

Missed last year’s celebration? Visit NYCEDC’s Flickr page for hi-resolution photos. To learn more about NYCxDESIGN and how you can be part of the action, visit



June 1 + 2, 2017

The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF) two-day educational and networking event.

Day one (Thursday, June 1) will be an in-depth discussion focused on Homelessness, presented by the Small Firms Committee. Day two (Friday, June 2) will follow a three-track system highlighting the latest in design, business, and technology. It will be an unparalleled experience for presenters and attendees to share creative innovations in design, technological innovations for the next generation, as well as best practices for growing and managing your firm.

AIA San Francisco Architecture Events

NewCities Summit 2017, Incheon Songdo, South Korea

7 to 9 June

Now in its sixth year, the Summit brings together top global thinkers, political leaders and practitioners shaping the future of our cities. The Summit is the flagship event of NewCities, an international nonprofit dedicated to making cities more inclusive, connected, healthy and vibrant.

Over the course of three days, we will explore the theme Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing and focus on the goal of improving quality of life for city dwellers. Learn more at

The topics we will cover include:
– Understanding Urban Wellbeing
– The social infrastructure of healthy cities
– Data-driven ‘Smart Cities’ and advancing wellbeing
– Building digital native cities from the ground up
– Autonomous vehicles and the accessible mobility mix

SISU symposium 2017 “Naked Space”

7th, 8th June in Lucerne (Switzerland) and in Tallinn (Estonia)

SISU symposium 2017 Naked Space

Former factory buildings are transformed into housing. An old garage becomes a restaurant with a cinema and an exhibition space. A former indoor swimming pool and a heating plant are transformed into revitalised cultural centres. What becomes of space when it is stripped to its bareness, reduced to its naked core and opened up to new possibilities?

The SISU 2017 symposium will focus on re-use of interior space and community-driven redesign processes. The symposium will shed light on the question, how interior architecture is able to create an identity for naked space while ‘re-dressing’ it, and how this can contribute new value to the whole neighbourhood. What are our needs today and how does it influence the re-purposing process? How can we investigate the space inside the buildings of the past?

SISU will approach these questions across different disciplines including interior architects/designers, architects, filmmakers, academics and students from different cultures for the first time in parallel in Switzerland and in Estonia.

The Estonian Association of Interior Architects, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art / School of Engineering and Architecture, the Estonian Academy of Arts / Department of Interior Architecture and the Association of Swiss Interior Architects have the honour of inviting You to the 4th International Interior Architecture Symposium SISU “Naked Space” on 7th and 8th June 2017 at Neubad, Luzerne, Switzerland and/or simultaneously to a Mobile classroom created by the students of the Department of Interior Architecture of the EAA in Tallinn, Estonia.

Save the dates and join us in this multicultural exploration of naked space!

The programme will soon be open at

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Curators: Sibylla Amstutz (Lucerne) and Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla (Tallinn)
Project Manager: Kairi Rand
Communications: Solveig Jahnke
Graphic design: Stuudio Stuudio

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Specifi Architecture Events, UK, from 20 Sep to 24 Nov

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Specifi London – 24 Nov at The Crypt on the Green
Guest speaker – Michael Pawlyn

Specifi Architecture Events

2016 Neutra Award – Carme Pinós, California, USA

Monday November 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

Cal Poly Pomona University Theater (bldg 25), CA 91768, USA

An event to present the 2016 Neutra Award for Professional Excellence to Spanish architect Carme Pinós.

2016 Neutra Award Carme Pinós

Phone: +1 909-869-3800

Carme Pinós Architect

International Conference on Competitions, Leeds, UK
27 – 29 Oct
The sixth International Conference on Competitions (ICC), examining experimentation within architecture competitions, is set to take place at Leeds Beckett University in October.

The Rose Bowl building at Leeds Beckett University:
Rose Bowl Building at Leeds Beckett University

Frankfurt Dialogues, Rottterdam, Netherlands
27 Oct 2016

Datum: 27.10.2016, 20:00
Locatie: Het Nieuwe Instituut
Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands in Frankfurt, the Flanders Architecture Institute, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum present the Frankfurt Dialogues debate series.

Dutch and Flemish architects will discuss their shared convictions about craftsmanship, customisation and spatial quality, despite their divergent cultural and historical conditions.

Frankfurt Dialogue 1 Architecture Event

Prestigious Aga Khan Lecture: Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas, Texas, USA

Oct 24, 2016
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, TX
Presented in Partnership with The Aga Khan Council for the Central United States

Geneva, Switzerland

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is unique among architecture prizes: it selects projects – from slum upgrading to high rise “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life.

Nordic Approaches to Creating Livable and Sustainable Urban Environments, NYC, USA

Oct 19, 2016

Archtober Goes Nordic – Kjellander Sjöberg lectures at Archtober in NYC

Kjellander Sjöberg will present their winning proposal of the design innovation competition Nordic Built Cities Challenge at the Nordic Approaches to Creating Livable & Sustainable Urban Environments event at the Van Alen Institute in New York.

Kjellander Sjöberg lecture at Archtober in NYC

Join us for an afternoon of fruitful discussions and talks on how Nordic architecture and design approaches are setting new standards for creating livable and sustainable built environments.

MoA Academy | Business Development for Architects with Briony Lumb, London, UK
15 + 22 Sep 2016

Business Development for Architects, a two-session workshop in the MoA Academy series, will look at how you can differentiate your practice to create better business opportunities.

MoA Academy Business Development for Architects

ESSEX Architecture Weekend, Essex, South East England, UK
10 – 11 Sep 2016
Radical Essex present a programme of events to celebrate the county’s pioneering role in twentieth century architecture.
The two-day festival will pivot around three key sites – the Bata Estate in East Tilbury, founded in 1932 by the Czech visionary Thomas J. Bata, Silver End, a model village conceived in 1926 by the industrialist Francis Henry Crittall and Frinton-On-Sea – and in doing so will show how the region was at the forefront of Modernist architecture and experimental community models.

Le Chateau, Silver End building in Essex
photograph © Catherine Hyland. Courtesy Focal Point Gallery

ESSEX Architecture Weekend

People and Place Event, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, UK

The Magnetic North and RIBA present People and Place – an evening of live music, film, literature and architecture

RIBA Architecture Event in 2016

BUILD 2016, London, UK

BUILD 2016 Matt + Fiona Event

Matt + Fiona and The National Trust would like to invite you to the opening of BUILD 2016 – an innovative week long live build project to enable 7-14 year olds to design and build a new summer performance space in front of Sutton house, Hackney’s oldest home, inspired by the story of The Borrowers. Please come visit at any point during the week.

BUILD 2016 Architecture Event

North England Build Expo, UK
April 27 + 28 2016, Manchester Central, Manchester
Architecture Event in Manchester

How to Photograph Your Own Buildings with Simon Kennedy, RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place, London, UK

CPD on 23 Feb

Simon Kennedy, prolific architectural photographer and tutor at the Bartlett, will discuss how to promote your work and practice through your own quality photographs. Simon will explore the importance of the image, composition and viewpoints, online presence and the possibilities your camera equipment offers.

Simon Kennedy - jersey energy from waste plant

Featuring a filmed introduction from Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson

Lecture by the architect, lecturer and theorist Luis Martínez Santa-María, School of Architecture de UIC Barcelona

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016
Lecture: “Peso y Materia”. Weight and Matter
Place: School of Architecture de UIC Barcelona
Aula Magna (Main Hall) – C/ Immaculada, 22, Barcelona

2016 lectures at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

The School of Architecture at UIC Barcelona hosts the second lecture of Foros 2016, “Origin”. The lecture, which is open to the public and will take place at 19:00 in the Main Hall of the UIC Barcelona Campus, is given by Luis Martínez Santa-María, Doctor of Architecture from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). Martínez Santa-María is renowned both for his design work, and as a teacher and the author of various publications reflecting on architecture.

Luis Martínez Santa-María architecture

Drawing on the Motive Force of Architecture, RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place, London, UK
9 Feb 2016
Image by Peter Cook, ‘Veg House, Stage 4’:
image by Peter Cook
‘Drawing on the Motive Force of Architecture: Professor Sir Peter Cook in Conversation with Professor Marcos Cruz’
For architects, drawing is a thinking process. Sketching by hand onto paper without having any predetermined built form in mind is often the springboard for new hypotheses. With the rise of digital representation in architecture, has the computer superseded the hand in the exploration of ideas?

RIBA Architecture Events

Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018, London, England, UK
London 21-23 Sep 2015
Recode the City festival
image from Human Cities
The Recode the City festival takes the Human Cities programme to London. Organised by Clear Village in collaboration with the Machines Room and Lime Wharf, and curated by Thomas Ermacora, founder/ creative & strategic director of Lime Wharf, Machines Room and Clear Village. Recode the City will bring together representatives from the Human Cities partner network for an action-packed programme of events during the London Design Festival.
Recode the City festival maker mile
image from Human Cities

Recode the City festival London
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 1 – Ljubljana / 18.6.2015 – 19.6.2015
Recode the City festival Ljubljana
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 2 – Saint-Etienne / 8.7.2015 – 9.7.2015
Recode the City festival Saint-Etienne
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 3 – Helsinki / 27.8.2015 – 28.8.2015
Recode the City festival Helsinki
image from Human Cities

Architecture Events 2016 Archive

San Francisco Architecture Events, California, USA
Sonoma Living: Home Tours Headquarters
Monkey Ranch
San Francisco Architecture Events

Rice Design Alliance Events, Texas, USA

UB School of Architecture & Planning Buffalo Events, NY, USA

Architectural Association Architecture Events, England, UK
Charles Jencks Garden
photo from The Architectural Association School of Architecture
AA School Architecture Events

ArchiLab Architecture Symposiums, Orléans, France – two events
Orléans Architecture Event
image © Xuberance
The Turbulences FRAC Centre Event

Architecture Whispers Event, Paris, France
Architecture Whispers Event
photo : Quentin Dubret

Architecture Centre Bristol Events, England
Architecture Centre Bristol Event
photo © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Faculty of Architecture University Hong Kong Events, China
Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
picture from architect

Bartlett School of Architecture Event, London, England
Bartlett School of Architecture Alumni Social
Wates House, 22 Gordon St, London
Join fellow alumni for an informal social event to celebrate the New Year. 2014 is an exciting year for The Bartlett as the long-awaited refurbishment of Wates House begins. Get an update on the Wates House project from Professor Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, and hear about our new plans for future alumni activities.

V&A Architecture Events, London, UK

University of Melbourne School of Design Architecture Event, Melbourne, Australia
Inspired Homes - Jacket
image from University of Melbourne

Glasgow Architecture Events

Edinburgh Architecture Events

AIA Kansas City Architecture Event

University of Westminster Events, London, UK : Building Lectures

Deutsches Architektur Museum – Building Exhibitions, Germany

Columbia University Architecture Event – GSAPP : NYC, USA

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