Talk: Familiar Spaces at the Finnish Institute in London
How familiar does the city around you feel?
Join us on Saturday 20 May for a walking tour of King’s Cross redevelopment and a panel discussion about new urban developments in Helsinki, London and beyond.
We are collaborating with Disegno, The Finnish Institute in London and Argent to host this event which is part of the Open Senses Festival programme. The theme of the talk is inspired by the research conducted by Luca Picardi during his Helsinki Design Residency in 2016. Picardi’s findings on the Finnish capital's new urban developments culminated in a publication titled FAMILIAR which is questioning whether our cities are becoming more homogeneous and similar to one another.
The talk will be moderated by Oli Stratford, editor-in-chief of Disegno and the participating panel speakers will include:
- Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa
- Kate Goodwin (Royal Academy of Arts)
- Luca Picardi (Helsinki Design Residency 2016)
- Maria Gasparian (Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow 2016)
- Holly Lewis (We Made That)
Join the debate on how our cities are evolving: Saturday 20 May, 11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 12:30 King's Cross tour
Meet outside Caravan King's Cross, 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA.
12:30 - 14:00 talk at The Finnish Institute, Unit 1, 3 York Way, N1C 4AE.
The walking tour and panel discussion are free to attend, however spaces are limited, so please RSVP by Thursday 18 May here email@example.com.
About OPEN SENSES
Open Senses (19 - 21 May) is a weekend festival of art exhibitions, live events and performances, sensory journeys and walks, open studios and labs, and a ground-breaking symposium. View the rest of the Open Senses 2017 programme.
FRAUD selected for Helsinki Design Residency 2017
This year’s designer-in-residence will be FRAUD (Audrey Samson & Francisco Gallardo), a duo of media and spatial practitioners. Within the umbrella of critical practices, they develop forms of art-led inquiry into the multiple scales of power and governance that flow through physical and cultural spaces. FRAUD has received numerous awards including the Wellcome Trust People Award, the architectural award for the Madrid Civil Registry building in collaboration with OSS, and funding from the UK's Economic and Social Science Rearch Council, the Canada Art Council, and the Danish Art Council (DK).
The theme of the residency programme is New: Material, through which FRAUD wish to investigate the emerging material realm of carbon derivatives. FRAUD will explore the collusion between the forest as a storage resource of carbon, the boreal forest’s disappearance and emission trading systems (ETS). Through art-led inquiry, we aim to produce a critical landscape engaging the audience through food-led events.
More about the Helsinki Design Residency
Further details on the Helsinki Design Residency 2017 and on how to apply next year can be found in the external links section below.
In 2016, the residency was completed by Luca Picardi. Read about his experiences on the British Council Design website.