MULTISTORY @ Farnham Guest Lecture
Dr Kristen Kreider + James O'Leary, Thursday 3rd Nov 5pm

We are pleased to announce a MULTISTORY guest lecture by Dr. Kristen Kreider + James O'Leary of Kreider + O'Leary

Thursday 3rd November 2016 // Lecture 5pm // Lecture Theatre W02, UCA Farnham

Kreider + O’Leary are a poet and an architect who collaborate to make performance, installation and time-based media work in relation to sites of architectural and cultural interest. Since 2003, they have made work in places such as prisons, military sites, film locations, landscape gardens, desert environments and more traditional gallery venues across the UK, USA, Europe, Australia, South America and Japan. Their work Light Vessel Automatic was exhibited at Performing Architecture at Tate Britain in 2013, Edge City was exhibited at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale in Lisbon from Sept-Dec 2013. An version of their video work ’13 Points Expanded’ is currently exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennial from 22 October-20 November 2016. They have co-authored two books: Falling was published by Copy Press in 2015, and ‘Field Poetics was published by Eros Press in 2016.

Dr. Kristen Kreider is a poet situated in the expanded field of contemporary writing. Through her work as a writer, researcher and educator, Kristen works to promote an interdisciplinary, socially engaged approach to contemporary poetry and poetics, and to encourage a rigorous dialogue between creative and critical practice. Her monograph 'Poetics & Place: The Architecture of Sign, Subjects and Site' is published by I.B. Taurus 2014. Formerly a Lecturer at Goldsmiths College of Art, the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Slade School of Fine Art, and a Reader in Poetry & Poetics at University of London, Kristen is currently Professor of Fine Art and Director of the PhD Programme at Goldsmiths College of Art.

James O'Leary is a RIBA qualified architect and installation artist. His work explores the inter-relationship between human beings and the spatial systems we inhabit. As a practitioner and academic operating between the disciplines of art and architecture, his specific interests include narrative, interactive and reflexive systems in architecture; performative and site-specific practice in contemporary fine art; and the codification and documentation systems deployed in these fields. He has held previous positions in architecture practices including Hopkins, MasaStudio, SoftRoom, Theis & Khan and in academia at the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art & Design. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Innovative Technology and Design Realisation at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, where he leads the M.Arch Architecture Design Realisation Programme.

Multistory is an open lecture series at the University for the Creative Arts that seeks to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.