MULTISTORY* Guest Lecture CJ Lim Thurs 7th Dec

We are pleased to announce a MULTISTORY* Guest lecture by

CJ Lim // Inhabitable Infrastructures Book Launch

Thursday 7th December 2017 // Lecture 6pm // The Architecture Foyer

CJ Lim is the Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at The Bartlett, UCL and the founder of Studio 8 Architects. His teaching and designs focus on multi-disciplinary innovative interpretations of social, political, and environmental sustainability programs. He is the recipient of the Royal Academy of Arts London ‘Grand Architecture Prize’. He has authored 12 books including ‘Virtually Venice’ (2006), ‘Smartcities + Eco-warriors’ (2010), ‘Short Stories: London in two-and-a-half dimensions’ (2011) and ‘Food City’ (2014).

Lecture Title:
Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?

Lecture Description:
‘Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?’ the follow up to ‘Food City’ and ‘Smartcities and Eco-Warriors’, explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures that address the fundamental human requirements to protect, to provide and to participate. The stimulus for the infrastructures of resilience derives from postulated scenarios and processes gleaned from science fiction and futurology as well as current body of scientific knowledge regarding changing impacts on cities. JG Ballard has written that the psychological realm of science fiction is most valuable in its predictive function, and in projecting emotions into the future.

Image to illustrate the lecture:
Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?
Credit: CJ Lim / Studio 8 Architects

Books for Sale at lecture:
£20 (normal retail price £29.99) Cash sale only

MULTISTORY* is a student and alumni led guest lecture programme series at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, seeking to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.