Multistory 2012-13
The Story So Far

This year we have re-launched the Multistory guest lecture series with an exciting new agenda: to broaden the range of invited lecturers to include notable writers, graphic designers and experimental researchers as well as exciting and inspiring architects and designers. The series began with Bob Sheil, whose experimentation into alternative modes of production of architecture is developed through integrated acts of design, making and writing, most often in collaboration with his colleagues at sixteen*(makers), a multidisciplinary practice of which he is co-founder. Our second lecturer was Tobias Klein, whose invigorating lecture on experimental architecture elaborated on his own design practice, which operates in the interesting spaces between architecture, interactive works and sculpture.

Next up was Jonathan Hill who, as an acclaimed architect and architectural historian, has been the author of many notable architectural books and publications. His most recent, ‘Weather Architecture’ considers the history of architecture as a history of weather, and it was this extensive body of fascinating research that formed the basis of his talk. Iain Sinclair, the acclaimed British writer, documentarian, film maker, poet, flaneur and metropolitan prophet was fourth in the series with a memorable lecture which invited the audience to join him on a highly entertaining viva voce exploration of London’s Overground Railway. Our most recent guest was Morag Myerscough, founder of design agency Studio Myerscough, whose lecture showcased her eclectic, eccentric and beautiful body of work that is frequently and enjoyably unclassifiable and includes award winning schemes and collaborations with notable architects on internationally recognised projects. The series continues over the coming weeks with a line up of dynamic guest speakers including David Knight and Cristina Monteiro from DK/CM, Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio, Hana Loftus of HAT Projects, a lively debate on recent architecture with Charles Holland (Director of FAT), Owen Hatherley (Critically acclaimed author and critic) and Shumi Bose (Senior Editor of Blueprint), Tomas Klassnik founder of the Klassnik Corporation and Sadie Morgan co-founder of dRMM.