MULTISTORY Winter 2016/2017 Line-up

We’re delighted to announce our extraordinary MULTISTORY 2016/2017 winter line up of open lectures. Kicking things off will be our annual Alumni Pecha Kucha on Thursday September 22nd at 1800.

This year, our speakers range from writers, art collectives, academics and architectural historians as well as architects, urban designers and engineers.

MULTISTORY lectures run from 1800-1900 on Thursday evenings in the Architecture Foyer at UCA Canterbury, unless stated otherwise. There is always a bar for good discussion and debate before and after. Details for each event are posted here in

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

WINTER 2016/2017


A selection of past students, on life after leaving CSA, from video game designing to collaborations in fine art and multi media installations.

Thursday 22nd September 2016 6pm


Paul Shepheard is an Architect and writer living in London. He has taught at the Architectural Association, The University of Texas, The Acadamie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam and Artesis, Antwerp. His previous books are ‘What is Architecture?’, ‘The Cultivated Wilderness and Artificial Love’ (MIT Press) and ‘How To Like Everything’ (Zero Books).

Thursday 29th September 2016 6pm


David Richards, a landscape Architect of GROSS.MAX., an award winning European landscape architects office based in Edinburgh, with a reputation for work at the cutting edge of landscape design. Known for their contextual approach with a contemporary idiom towards urban space.

Thursday 6th October 2016 6pm

Matthew Butcher // Academic & Architectural Historian, UCL

Matthew Butcher is a lecturer in Architecture and Performance at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he is also Director of the Undergraduate Architecture Programme. Recent projects and exhibitions include ‘Stage City’ (exhibited at the V&A Museum, Prague Quatrennial and the Royal Academy), ‘2EmmaToc/Writtle Calling’ a temporary radio station in Essex, which was named in Art Forum as one of the best projects of 2013 and ‘Flood House’ a floating architecture developed in collaboration with Focal Point Gallery in Southend, as part of the Radical Essex Program. Matthew is also co-founder and editor of the architectural newspaper P.E.A.R: Paper for Emerging Architectural Research.

Thursday 20th October 2016 6pm

Alex Chinneck // Artist

Alex Chinneck’s work unites the disciplines of art, architecture, engineering, construction and place-making, the work of British artist Alex Chinneck is considerable in ambition and often in scale, producing contextually responsive sculptural interventions that compliment and elevate the place in which they stand.

Thursday 3rd November 2016 6pm

Shumi Bose // Writer & Academic

Shumi is an architectural writer, historian, editor and teacher. She teaches Contextual Studies for BA Architecture: Spaces & Objects. Her background lies in publishing, working internationally on books, magazines and websites about architecture, design and art.
Recent publications include ‘Places for Strangers’ (with mæ architects, Park Books 2014) and ‘Real Estates’ (with Fulcrum, Bedford Press 2014).
Shumi, was co-curator of the ‘Home Economics’ British Pavilion exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale alongside Jack Self and Finn Williams.

Thursday 10th November 2016 6pm

Luke Pearson & Sandra Youkhana // You+Pea

You+Pea is a young London-based architectural design collaborative. They believe in architecture as a creative platform for collaboration, celebrating the graphic and the immediate, designing architecture that demands attention through a vibrant conversation with its local context and further afield.

Thursday 17th November 2016 6pm

åyr // Art & Architecture Collective

åyr is an art collective based in London whose work focuses on contemporary forms of domesticity. It was founded in 2014 by Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Govela and Octave Perrault.
They were recently part of the British Pavillion’s Home Economics exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

Thursday 24th November 2016 6pm

Joe Morris // Duggan Morris Architects

Joe Morris is one half of Duggan Morris Architects, a London based office who’s work is underpinned by a strong conviction in the creative design process. Their strength lies in their ability to apply a systematic design process regardless of programme or location. They pride themselves on being inclusive and collaborative, fostering creative dialogue with clients, consultants and end users, in the exchange between disciplines of architecture, art, design and urbanism.

Thursday 1st December 2016 6pm

Harriet Harriss // Academic & Writer, RCA

Dr Harriet Hariss is a Senior Tutor in Interior Design and Architecture at the RCA. Hariett’s teaching, research and writing largely focused upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education, particularly those that respond to specific community challenges.

Thursday 8th December 2016 6pm

Will Alsop // UCA Professor of Architecture & aLL Design

RIBA Stirling Prize winning Architect, Artist & Urban Designer.

Thursday 15th December 2016 6pm