Olympia London, 23 - 24 January 2019

2018 features and seminars

Living with light


A panel of expert designers will showcase the effect light can have in our homes, from artificial lighting to buildings shaped to let the sunlight in and create mood, atmosphere and space.

Add to calendar24/01/2018 15:00:0024/01/2018 16:00:00Living with lightA panel of expert designers will showcase the effect light can have in our homes, from artificial lighting to buildings shaped to let the sunlight in and create mood, atmosphere and space. Chair: Dominic Lutyens, freelance journalist Dominic Lutyens is a London-based arts journalist who also writes for The Guardian, The Financial Times, Elle Decoration, BBC Culture (online) and architonic.com. He is co-author of the books 70s Style & Design (Thames & Hudson) and Celia Birtwell (Quadrille) and author of Living with Mid-Century Collectibles (Ryland Peters & Small). www.dominiclutyens.co.uk ______________________________________________________________ Christina Seilern, Director, Studio Seilern Architects Christina Seilern established London-based creative practice Studio Seilern Architects in 2006. Applying her unique style across a range of building typologies, geographies and scales she re-engages in an approach that carefully addresses each project from an in-depth consideration of the detail to the overall massing strategy. SSA was established with the intent of continuing the strong design ethos developed during Christina’s years as Founding and Design Director at Rafael Viñoly Architects’ London office. Christina tackles a wide range of projects from large-scale masterplans down to the more intricate scale of furniture and light fitting design. Her diverse portfolio includes RIBA-shortlisted Ansdell Street in Kensington, Gütsch – a gourmet restaurant in the swiss alpine village of Andermatt, award-winning Wellington College Performing Arts Centre in Berkshire, multi award-winning Gota Dam Residence in East Africa and Boksto 6 masterplan – a UNESCO heritage site in Vilnius, Lithuania. Christina regularly explores the theme of structural lightness within her projects and explains that “Light is to architecture like pulse is to music, the witness of time, the metaphor of life. The artistic life of the building is expressed through the way it produces and modulates its light.” Christina is a frequent panellist and guest speaker both in the UK and abroad and is also a regular juror for the AR MIPIM Awards, World Architecture Festival and PAD London. ______________________________________________________________ Tatiana von Preussen, Director, vPPR Tatiana von Preussen graduated in architecture at Cambridge University and Columbia University, where she was awarded the New York Society of Architects Award. She worked previously for Field Operations, in New York, on the construction of The High Line park and, in London, at Stanton Williams Architects and Stephen Taylor Architects. She taught third year studio at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture with Jeffrey Inaba and an Intermediate studio at the Architectural Association with Maria Fedorchenko. ______________________________________________________________ Nic Howett, Associate, Jonathan Tuckey Design Nic is an Architect with over 8 years experience in UK practice; his education has a particular focus on designing through making. An enthusiasm for materials and atmosphere has informed his work at Jonathan Tuckey Design where Nic works closely with models and prototypes to test the precision of onsite details. For Jonathan Tuckey Design, Nic has worked on a variety of projects at different scales; he was the project architect for the Wilberforce School Annex, Frame House in Holland Park and Ironmongers in Hackney. Nic has been an invited critic at the Arts University Bournemouth and recently taught a Diploma Unit at Birmingham City University. ______________________________________________________________ Jon Miller, Founder, Architects' Republic Jon Miller is the founder of Architects Republic, an online platform that represents 300 of the UK’s best architects with over a 1,000 of their projects. The website provides searchable portfolios, so that designers can be judged on the merit of the their work, rather than the location of their studio. As a practicing architect, Jon has a wealth of experience in the built environment and understands the needs of both client and architect. Jon has worked for some the UK’s best architectural practices, including Will Alsop, Allies & Morrison and Pollad Thomas Edwards.  Seminar roomDD/MM/YYYY More information

Frozen light


Photography and architecture have a long and complex history. The best way to communicate buildings and spaces to a global audience is to freeze them in a moment in time as light enters the camera lens. How is this changing in the 21st century, with the proliferation of smart phones and an obsession with social media.

Add to calendar24/01/2018 16:15:0024/01/2018 17:15:00Frozen lightPhotography and architecture have a long and complex history. The best way to communicate buildings and spaces to a global audience is to freeze them in a moment in time as light enters the camera lens. How is this changing in the 21st century, with the proliferation of smart phones and an obsession with social media. Chair: Francesca Perry, Assistant Editor, Blueprint Francesca is the assistant editor of Blueprint Magazine, one of the UK's leading publications on architecture and design. She is also the founding editor of Thinking City, a website dedicated to exploring city life, a panel member of Design South East, championing better design in the built environment of south-east England, and a steering committee member of the Academy of Urbanism’s Young Urbanist network. Francesca is also a keen photographer of place and space, having formerly worked professionally as a music and event photographer. ______________________________________________________________ Phil Coffey, Director, Coffey Architects Phil Coffey founded Coffey Architects in 2005 to pursue a passion for architecture, people and place. He is a hands-on studio leader, and enjoys the process of building strong client relationships to deliver exceptional projects that inspire and delight. Phil is a regular contributor to the debate on architecture and urbanism, including public speaking and written and broadcast commentary for press. Phil is active on both the Lewisham and Islington Council Planning Design Review Panels, a UCL Bartlett design critic and a RIBA external assessor for the undergraduate and master programmes at Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture. He is also a curator for Lighting Magazine, and an active member of the Van Alen Institute – an independent, international non-profit architectural organization, dedicated to improving design in the public realm. Phil has judged several industry awards, including the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize twice, Lighting Design Awards, Manchester Society of Architects, Grand Designs House of the Year and Surface Design Show. Phil is currently doing a PhD in Creative Practice at the University of Cardiff. He is studying the elements of architecture that are important to us, including light and threshold, and their relationship to our sensitivity to our environments. Phil has also recently launched an international rolling research programme with collaborating London-based architects entitled Londonon. ______________________________________________________________ Paul Raftery, Architectural Photographer Paul has a BA (Hons) BA specialising in photography and film and has worked as a photographer and video maker for over 25 years. His personal work has been exhibited in cities such as New York, Berlin and London amongst others. The architectural images have been published worldwide and the videos (made with Dan Lowe) have been shown in galleries such as the Royal Academy of Arts (London),and the Gagosian (New York). They have also been shown in festivals such as the Berlin Short Film Festival and the Art and Design Film Festival – New York. Paul has lived in London, Marseille (in the Unite) and Paris and currently resides in the south of England. ______________________________________________________________ Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Studios Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects. He is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Visiting Professor at Yale and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen. Previously he was a founding director of FAT Architecture. ______________________________________________________________ Laura Mark, Architecture Projects Manager, Royal Academy of Arts Laura Mark is an award-winning architecture critic, curator, film maker, designer and musician. Trained as an architect Laura spent five years in architectural practice before joining the editorial team of the Architects’ Journal. She went on to become the magazine’s digital editor, where she led the redesign of the AJ’s website, and later became architecture editor. During her time at the magazine Laura won numerous awards for her work including title of IBP’s Multi-media Journalist of the Year in both 2015 and 2016. She has gone on to contribute to a number of books on architecture and the built environment. Laura began film making in 2015, and the subsequent work she has produced is concerned with creating a visual understanding of the feeling and delight of architecture. Her film, Zaha Hadid: A Legacy (2017), has been shown at the London Architecture Film Festival, The Anise Gallery, and the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival. She is currently running a new awards programme at the Royal Academy of Arts which celebrates the culture of architecture. Seminar roomDD/MM/YYYY More information

Lighting London


At night the city comes alive and lighting takes on a new role to shape our experiences of the urban landscape. Bridges, streets and clubs are being constantly redesigned to inspire and delight once the sun goes down.

Add to calendar24/01/2018 17:30:0024/01/2018 18:30:00Lighting LondonAt night the city comes alive and lighting takes on a new role to shape our experiences of the urban landscape. Bridges, streets and clubs are being constantly redesigned to inspire and delight once the sun goes down. Chair: David Michon, freelance journalist David Michon is the former editor of Icon magazine, and former managing editor of Monocle magazine and Winkreative creative agency. In January 2016, he set out as an independent consultant and strategist, focusing on editorial and other creative projects across a range of categories. As editor of Icon, he oversaw the relaunch of the magazine from a trade title to a more grounded, relatable and pacier consumer title – increasing readership by 20% within the first six months. For Monocle, he managed the launch of the brand’s radio station, Monocle 24, and produced, reported for and sometimes presented its weekly radio show on cities, The Urbanist. He regularly contributed to both Monocle magazine and its series of books. Between those editorial roles, he was managing editor at Winkreative, focusing his work on both editorial strategy and place-making projects.  ______________________________________________________________ Sarah Gaventa, Director, Illuminated River Sarah is the director of the Illuminated River Project which is leading a public art project to illuminate 15 of London’s bridges between Albert and Tower Bridge. She is a public space and public art expert and curator, and was previously Director of Public Space at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, she recently curated ‘Out There: Our Post War Public Art’ exhibition at Somerset House for Historic England. Sarah has been an Associate at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and has a degree in art history and a MA from the Royal College of Art/ V&A . She is an honorary Fellow of the Landscape Institute for her outstanding contribution to landscape.  ______________________________________________________________ Helen Marriage, Director, Artichoke Helen Marriage is Artistic Director of Artichoke, which she founded with Nicky Webb in 2005.  Artichoke is one of the UK’s leading independent production companies working to transform landscapes and expectations through its unique way of realising the ambitions of artists and the dreams of the public. Over the last nine years Artichoke has produced some of the UK’s most talked about large-scale art events ranging from Royal de Luxe’s The Sultan’s Elephant, which saw central London come to a standstill with over 1,000,000 spectators, through Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth project One & Other, to Peace Camp made by international theatre director Deborah Warner and actor Fiona Shaw for the London 2012 Olympic Festival.  Artichoke’s biennial festival celebrating the power of light, Lumiere, has become an international sensation, drawing visitors from across the globe to the wintry darkness of Northern England. Helen’s previous work has included a seven-year period as Director of the Salisbury Festival, which she transformed from a local event into what The Times described as a ‘miracle of modern British culture’.  She was previously Director of Arts & Events at Canary Wharf for property developers Olympia & York,  and an Associate Director of both the London International Festival of Theatre and Artsadmin. ______________________________________________________________ Joy Nazzari, Director, dn&co Joy is the founder of dn&co, a brand and design consultancy inspired by culture and place, and the team behind the reinvention of St James’s, Television Centre, White City Place and Ilford Town. dn&co clients include The V&A, The Crown Estate, Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan, British Land, Oxford Properties, Delancey, and Great Portland Estates, among others. Over the last 17 years Joy has worked as a collaborative partner with architects, developers and businesses to create meaningful destinations in workplaces, residential, fashion, retail, restaurants — through to entire neighbourhoods and towns. ______________________________________________________________ Simon Keeling, Founder, In Situ In Situ is a design collective focusing on temporary installations for music and cultural events. Inspired by hip hop culture, they are interested in exploring the dynamic between artists and their audiences through the creation of immersive temporary events. Through the use of installation, projection and lighting In Situ play with the boundaries between the physical and digital realms.  Seminar roomDD/MM/YYYY More information

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