As part of the London Festival of Architecture and London 2012 Festival, the British Council presents architecture and design from the Caribbean, Namibia, Serbia, South Africa and Taiwan:
Free access to the exhibition.
Please note the exhibition is open 11am to 5pm on Sundays.
Talks and discussions
The Exhibition is accompanied by an international talks and debates programme, presented by the University of Westminster and the British Council. Held in Ambika P3, Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS.
Events are free and open to the public.
For more info email: [email protected]
Monday 2 July 2012
6 – 8pm
Designing for Diplomats: Embassies and Consulates
Chaired by Peter Murray, NLA
Embassies, consulates and high-commissions provide fascinating examples of how architecture and design mediate relations between individuals, organisations and countries. Three leading architects and a former representative of the Foreign Office discuss the diplomacy of designing for the British Government overseas.
Thursday 5 July 2012
2 – 4.30pm
Expanded Territories colloquium
Chaired by Prof. Kate Heron & Prof. Lindsay Bremnar, University of Westminster
The University of Westminster and the British Council invite architects, designers, researchers and teachers to engage in a dialogue between participants of the Ambika P3 International Architecture and Design Showcase around questions of architecture’s role in (de)colonisation, social (re)construction, national identity formation, human development and global (dis)integration in their countries.
A half-day colloquium with representatives from:
Friday 6 July 2012
Namibia and South Africa: Post Colonial Legacies
Chaired by Prof. Lindsay Bremner, University of Westminster
The University of Westminster and the British Council invite discussion about the impact of design (urban, architectural, industrial, fashion & graphic) on life in cities in Namibia and South Africa since democracy. Questions asked will include those of overcoming colonial spatial legacies, of the re-colonisation of cities by global economic forces, of the simultaneity of different experiences of space and time, and of the impact of mega events on host cities.
Dr. Marion Wallace - British Library
Dr. Diana Mitlin, University of Manchester
Zahira Asmal, Design South Africa
Phillip Luhl, Namibia Polytechnic
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Designing relations - east/west dialogues
Chaired by Filip Visnjic, University of Westminster
Technology provides opportunities to engage in formulating new dialogues between people, place, structures and material - is this a new way of thinking about design - the 'curation' or 'invention' of relations? Does design present an opportunity to mediate these relations through forms of diplomatic engagement? A panel of architects and thinkers from Serbia discuss these topics in the context of a changing nation.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Addressing the Games
Chaired by Prof. Adam Sharr, Newcastle University [TBC]
The Olympics are here - and with them a changing cityscape for London. What are some of the implications of this 'mega-event' and how has London, the perennial 'village city' made the games in its own, unique image? A panel of academics, architects and students present dialogues and designs of an alternate nature for the event of the summer.
Dr. Albena Yaneva, Manchester University
Dr. Nancy Stevenson, University of Westminster
Gabby Shawcross, Studio of Cinematic Architecture
Anthony Boulanger, AY Architects + University of Westminster
Chloe Leen, Theodore Molloy, Steve Wilki, University of Westminster