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Architecture in Conversation

Critical Mannerism Today

04 Sep 2018

The series 'Architecture in Conversation' questions what are the current debates in architecture planning and its social functions. Our guest speakers will explore contemporary debates in architecture linked to both our shows. Through different approaches, both exhibitions pose questions about the current role of architecture in neoliberal cities, as well as the role of spatial practices in imagining new sociabilities.
Join our conversation about Trix & Robert Haussmanns’ 1981 architecture manifesto Critical Mannerism.
Speakers include: Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, curators of the exhibition, and writer and curator Shumi Bose. The conversation will be chaired by design historian Emily King.
Free. Booking required.
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Speakers' Bios:
Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen (gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich) are the curators behind Trix And Robert Haussmann's exhibition 'The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective'.
Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor based in London. She is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Contextual Studies in Architecture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is also a curator of exhibitions at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London. 
In 2017, Shumi curated Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo Georgian Architecture at the RIBA. With Finn Williams and Jack Self, she co-curated Home Economics, for the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture. 
Recent publications (as editor) include Four Walls and A Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession (with Reinier de Graaf; Harvard University Press: 2017) Home Economics (The Spaces: 2016), and Wherever You Find People: the Radical Schools of Oscar Niemeyer, Leonel Brizola and Darcy Ribeiro (with Aberrant Architecture; Park Books: 2016).
Emily King is a London-based design historian who concentrates on writing and curating. Her recent projects include co-conceiving the conference Design and Empire (working title) with Prem Krishnamurthy, which took place Liverpool in November 2017, and chairing Bauhaus – 100 years on, an event exploring the legacy of the Bauhaus hosted by Frieze Academy in June this year. Her books include Robert Brownjohn: Sex and Typography (2005) and M to M to M/M Paris (2012), a monograph of the French graphic design team, which she is currently updating to coincide with their major retrospective next year. Alongside her more substantial writing and curating projects, Emily contributes to an eclectic selection of international magazines including Frieze, Apartamento and the Harvard Design Review.