Multistory Guest Lecture
Peg Rawes
Thurs 15th Oct 2015

We are pleased to announce a Multistory guest lecture by:

Peg Rawes // Writer, Researcher & Academic

Thursday 15th October 2015 // Drinks 5.30pm // Lecture 6pm // Architecture Foyer


Peg Rawes is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the Masters in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Her work focuses on the interdisciplinary links between architectural design, philosophy, technology and the visual arts.

Her talk will explore the minor tradition in geometric thinking situated between philosophy, aesthetics and architecture. In contrast to some of the ‘major’ geometric traditions which occupy architectural thinking today, she considers the dissimilarity and ‘ratios’ (i.e. relations) in architectural ecologies and ethics in contemporary architectural practices, with reference to Baruch Spinoza, Agnes Denes and Buckminster Fuller.

Recent publications include; Poetic Biopolitics; Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts, co-ed, co-ed. (IB Tauris forthcoming 2015), Relational Architectural Ecologies, ed.,(Routledge 2013), ‘Spinoza’s Geometric and Ecological Ratios’, in The Politics of Parametricism: Digital Technologies in Architecture, ed. M. Shvartzberg and M.Poole (Bloomsbury Academic 2015).


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