Upcoming events etc

Great news – Aran Chadwick of Atelier One will be joining us for a couple of sessions as the studio engineering consultant. Aran is a partner of Atelier One. You can visit their website here:

Here is a lecture that they gave at the AA last year for their book launch. Their excellent book is called ‘Liquid Threshold’ and can be found here (and hopefully in RCA library)

everyone should attend this. John Thackara is very interesting.

Sustain RCA

The next in the series of Sustain Talks will take place in Lecture Theatre 1 on 7 December at 6.30pm at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU.

Moving people’s minds to embrace a more sustainable way of life requires a careful combination of inspirational story telling and practical problem solving. Our speakers are experts in helping individuals and organisations see a wealth of positive opportunities for a new future world. John Thackara (Doors of Perception), Alison Tickell (Julie’s Bicycle) and Howard Jones (Eden Project) tell their stories of their varied activities and their engagement with the creative world.

John Thackara, writer and critic
Howard Jones, Eden Project
Alison Tickell, Julie’s Bicycle

Sustain Talks is a series of debates with leading thinkers and doers from across the art and design disciplines. The aim of the lectures is to inspire and challenge students to embrace and address sustainability in their work, providing a forum for honest discussions about the complexities and opportunities of sustainable practice in art and design. Each Sustain Talk is opened by a recent graduate speaker whose work has a strong sustainability theme, giving a boost to our students and their ideas.

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Clare Brass | Academic Advisor, SustainRCA | Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU


6 December 2011

Ricky Burdett Joseph Rykwert


2 February 2012

Charles Jencks Patrik Schumacher


21 February 2012

Frédéric Migayrou Anthony Vidler


19 March 2012

Peter Buchanan Michael Sorkin


26 April 2012

Sir Peter Cook Carlo Ratti

The RCA 2011/12 Architectural Lecture Series, Future Frontiers, focuses on five critical themes that will shape the production of architecture and urbanism over the coming century. Each evening two high-profile speakers will share their cutting-edge research, followed by a discussion with the audience.

All lectures start at 7pm in Lecture Theatre One at the Royal College of Art, Jay Mews, South Kensington, SW7. Tickets are free. To reserve your place, email boris.cesnik@ or call 020 7590 4567. Hosted with The Architectural Review