MULTISTORY* Spring 2018/2019 Line-up

MULTISTORY* Spring 2018/2019 Line-up

We’re delighted to announce our extraordinary MULTISTORY* 2018/2019 Spring line up of open lectures.

This year, our speakers range again from writers, historians, artists, academics as well as architects, poets, developers and curators.

MULTISTORY* lectures run from 1800 – 1900 on Thursday evenings in the Architecture Foyer at UCA Canterbury, unless otherwise stated. Details for each event are posted here in advance.

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MULTISTORY* is an alumni and student led initiative within the school. All events are free and open to all.

WINTER 2018/2019

Will Burges // 31/44 Architects

31/44 Architects is a London-based architectural practice headed by Will Burges and Stephen Davies.
The work of 31/44 ranges from strategic masterplanning to smaller-scale residential work and is characterised by thoughtful responses to context, conceived not in isolation, but growing instead of of a particular condition to each setting.

Thursday 10th January 2019

Pooja Agrawal // Public Practice

Pooja Agrawal is Co-Founder of Public Practice, a not-for-profit social enterprise that places outstanding built environment experts within forward-thinking public authorities. Their mission is to improve the quality and equality of everyday places by building the public sector’s capacity for proactive planning.

Thursday 7th February 2019

Klaus Toons // Illustrator

KLAUS was born somewhere in Western Europe at some point in the mid seventies. For some years, he suffered from a syndrome called architecture, from which he has not yet recovered. Showing an early passion for drawing, he was introduced to comic books at a young age by his family and educators, to their later regret. As an illustrator, Klaus has always believed in the importance of having a distinctive style, which explains why he has been systematically copying the styles of the most distinctive comics artists, such as André Franquín. Only his complete lack of success in doing so has prevented him from being effectively sued for plagiarism.

Thursday 28th February 2019

Max Creasy // Photographer

Max Creasy is a half-Australian half-Norwegian visual artist living and working between London and Berlin. His photographic practice explores systems of meaning through architecture, the archive and still life.

Thursday 7th March 2019

Amin Taha // Amin Taha Architects

Born in East Berlin to Sudanese and Iraqi parents, Amin Taha later moved to the UK and graduated in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. He set up his own practice, Groupwork+Amin Taha after working in the office of Zaha Hadid. The Barrett's Grove housing development in Stoke Newington was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2017 and the practice has subsequently completed 15 Clerkenwell Close, a mixed-use building that makes innovative use of loadbearing stone and acommodates Taha's home and office.

Thursday 14th March 2019

Rod Heyes // Caruso St John

Rod Heyes is a partner at Caruso St John along with Adam Caruso and Peter St John.

Since its foundation in 1990, Caruso St John has been pursuing an architecture that is rooted in place. The practice resists the thin-skinned abstraction that characterises much global architecture in favour of buildings that are perceived slowly over time and that have an emotional content.
Its work is enriched by an on-going dialogue with the European city and with history – that of architecture, art, and culture more widely – traditions that bring an accumulated richness of expression to the work.

Thursday 21st March 2019

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.