Lecture by Lucy Bullivant

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Jade Ecopark, Taichung, Taiwan, Philippe Rahm architectes, Mosbach paysagistes, Ricky Liu & Associates, 2012-2015

Jade Ecopark, Taichung, Taiwan, Philippe Rahm architectes, Mosbach paysagistes, Ricky Liu & Associates, 2012-2015

Lucy Bullivant Hon FRIBA is an author, critic, curator, guest lecturer and consultant specialising in architecture and urban design, and Adjunct Professor, Urban design history and theory, Syracuse University in London. In 2012 she founded her own webzine, Urbanista.org, on urban design responding to contemporary social, cultural and political patterns. Lucy has a Master’s degree in cultural history (RCA). Formerly Heinz Curator of Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts, London, she has curated exhibitions for Vitra Design Museum, Triennale di Milano, and the British Council, and her conferences have been staged at Tate Modern, the ICA, the Architectural Association, and Strelka Institute, Moscow.

From 2007-2010 she was Renaissance Advocate for Yorkshire Forward and is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement PSA Peugeot Citroen, Paris and the Technical Committee of the FRAC architecture centre, Orléans, curator and chair of the V&A’s Talking Architecture series (2010-) and co-curator of the Urbanista.org/Recode Gallery series of talks at LimeWharf futures gallery, London. Lucy regularly gives lectures internationally, for example at the National Council of Architecture, Helsinki, the Swedish Institute of Architects, Stockholm, the Malaysian Institute of Architects, IAAC Barcelona, the University of Rome, and the Smart Cities Forum, Barcelona.

She is the author of eight books on contemporary architecture and urban design, including Masterplanning Futures (Routledge, 2012), New Arcadians (Merrell, 2012), Responsive Environments (V&A Contemporary, 2006), Anglo Files: UK architecture’s rising generation (Thames & Hudson, 2005), 4dsocial (AD, 2007), 4dspace (AD, 2005) and Home Front (AD, 2003). Lucy is a correspondent to Domus, The Plan, Architectural Review, Architecture Today, Volume and Indesign.


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