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MARG lecture series - autumn/winter 2017

13 October 2017

Manchester Architecture Research Group announce their lecture lineup for autumn 2017

Manchester Architecture Research Group (MARG) are hosting a series of lectures between 17 October and 21 November 2017, with top speakers from around the UK and overseas.

The lineup is as follows:

17 Oct – Carol Patterson, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), “Alpha Projects, Beta Cities”

Carol Patterson completed her undergraduate study at the University of California Berkeley and received her Master's degree with honors from Columbia University in New York. She has worked for many highly acclaimed offices around the world, including Rogers Marvel in New York and Norman Foster and Arup in London. She recently completed the design and construction of a new headquarters for Rothschild Bank, a conservation site in the City of London on which Rothschild has been located since 1808. Carol is the director for OMA's projects in the United Kingdom.

24 Oct – Paul Jones, University of Liverpool, “Studying Architecture Sociologically: Four Reflections”

Paul Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool. His research centres on the political economy of the urban; recently this has included studies of architecture and the built environment, digital models, regeneration photography, and – with Michael Mair – analysis of the Private Finance Initiative, supermarkets, and contemporary state reform.

14 Nov – Marcos Coronel, PICO - Proyecto de Interés Comunal (Communal Interest Project), “Social Empowerment Infrastructures: Contingent Devices for Collective Transformation in Emerging Contexts”

Marcos Coronel is co-founder of Venezuelan collective PICO. PICO is a structure of territorial political action focused on the development of strategies and operations of physical infrastructures in emerging contexts, and interested in collective environments and self-management processes in new social ecosystems.

21 Nov – Louis Moreno, Goldsmith College, “The Spatial-Cognitive Fix, or 'What is True for Interiors is also True for Landscapes"

Louis Moreno’s research, teaching and writing explores the spatial relationships and political economic forces that shape the social and cultural forms of everyday life. Specialising in urbanism and spatial theory, Louis’s academic background spans literature and philosophy, architectural history, urban geography and political theory. 

All lectures take place in the Benzie Lecture Theatre, Manchester School of Art

You can view/download a copy of the lecture series poster here.

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