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International Summer School – Architecture and Media

15.06.21-30.06.21

Join us for a series of live, virtual seminars and workshops exploring the relationship between architecture and media.

Event Information

International Summer School – Architecture and Media

15.06.21-30.06.21

Please refer to main text for individual booking links.

Event Information

International Summer School – Architecture and Media

15.06.21-30.06.21

Please refer to main text for individual booking links.

The International Summer School will feature a series of live, virtual seminars and workshops exploring the relationship between architecture and media. We will explore how architecture as culture is mediated, communicated, disseminated, represented, experienced and consumed through the diverse media of filmmaking, podcasting and critical writing.

The Summer School seminars will welcome a wide national and international audience of general public, practitioners and professionals, with unlimited places. 

The Summer School workshops are interactive, participatory sessions for creative practitioners, with limited places. 

Registration for the International Summer School is now open and all events are free. Please scroll down to register for the different elements of the programme.

 


Week 2: Architecture and Podcasts


On Speaking: Delve deeper into the dynamic medium of podcasting, with architects Emmett Scanlon (IRL), host of ‘What Do Buildings Do All Day?’, Matthew Blunderfield (UK), host of ‘Scaffold’ and Grace La (USA), host of ‘Talking Practice’.

Participatory Workshop: Emmett Scanlon & Liam Geraghty
Friday June 25, 16:00-18:00
Please note: The Summer School workshops are interactive, participatory sessions for creative practitioners, with limited places.
Register for the Architecture & Podcasts Participatory Workshop HERE

 

Public Seminar: Emmett Scanlon, Matthew Blunderfield & Grace La
Tuesday June 22, 18:00-19:30
Registration is now closed.

 


Week 3: Architecture and Writing


On Writing: Focus on the mediation and dissemination of architecture as culture, through critical writing, with Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron, architecture critic, editor and curator Mimi Zeiger (USA) and editor of Dezeen, Tom Ravenscroft (UK). Award-winning architecture critic Shane O’Toole (IRL) will facilitate a workshop on writing.


Public Seminar: Inga Saffron, Mimi Zeiger & Tom Ravenscroft

Monday June 28, 18:00-19:30
Register for the Architecture & Writing Public Seminar HERE


Workshop: Shane O’Toole

Wednesday June 30, 15:00-17:00
Please note: The Summer School workshops are interactive, participatory sessions for creative practitioners, with limited places.
Register for the Architecture & Writing Participatory Workshop HERE

 


Week 1: Architecture and Film

Please note week 1 events have now passed.


On Looking: 
Explore how architecture and the urban realm is represented and experienced through film, with filmmaker
Tapio Snellman (Finland/UK), architect, filmmaker and academic Amy Murphy (USA), and lecturer in film studies, Mark Shiel (UK/IRL). Join us for a film screening in honour of the late Paddy Cahill (IRL), followed by a live panel discussion with Gul Kacmaz Erk (UK, Ellen Rowley (IRL) and Tadhg O’Sullivan (IRL), chaired by IAF director Nathalie Weadick (IRL).


Public Seminar: Tapio Snellman, Amy Murphy & Mark Shiel
Tuesday June 15, 18:00-19:30
Registration is now closed.


Participatory Workshop: Tapio Snellman
Wednesday June 16, 15:00-17:00
Please note: The Summer School workshops are interactive, participatory sessions for creative practitioners, with limited places.
Registration is now closed.


Film screening & panel discussion: Paddy Cahill
Thursday June 17, 18:00-19:30
Booking fee of €4.99 applies.
This event has passed however you can watch the film screening and live panel discussion HERE

 


Speaker and facilitator biographies:

Week 1 – Architecture and Film

Seminar, 15 June 2021

Dr Mark Shiel (UK/IRL) is Professor of Film, Media, and Urban Studies at King’s College London. He is the author of two books, Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles (2012) and Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City (2006), and editor of three collections of essays, Architectures of Revolt: The Cinematic City circa 1968 (2018), Screening the City (2003), and Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context (2001). Originally from Dublin, he is also co-director of the Dublin-based consulting firm Media Urbanism.

 

Dr Amy Murphy (USA) is an associate professor at University of Southern California’s School of Architecture. She holds both a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Rhode Island School of Design, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in film production and a Ph.D. in media studies from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Amy ran her own design practice for over a decade, completing numerous projects through the LA area (including the renovation of Rudolph Schindler’s Yates Studio). She acted as director of Los Angeles Filmforum in the mid-1990s. In 2015, Amy designed an exhibit, “Haunted Screens: German Expressionist Cinema in the 1920s,” in partnership with Michael Maltzan, for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has published several pieces examining our cinematic post-apocalyptic imagination, and is currently completing a new book examining the independent cinemas from the marginalized geographies of the American city between 1920s and 1980s.

 

Tapio Snellman (Finland/UK) is a London-based film director and artist predominantly engaged in architectural and urban themes. Originally from Finland, his work includes immersive film installations, documentaries, experimental 3D animation as well as site-specific film projections for museums, theatre, dance and opera. Trained as an architect and urban designer, Tapio co-directed the creative agency Neutral over 12 years. During that time and since, he has engaged in collaborations with creators such as architects Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, David Adjaye, fashion designer Hussein Chalayan and choreographer Sasha Waltz on film, animation and performance projects. Tapio’s films and installations have been exhibited internationally, at venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Modern in London, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Watari-um in Tokyo and frequently as part of the Architecture Biennale in Venice. He has taught filmmaking at universities including the London School of Economics, the Architectural Association, SCIARCH in LA and ETH in Zurich.

 

Week 2 – Architecture and Podcasts

Seminar, 22 June 2021

Matthew Blunderfield (UK) is the host of the podcast Scaffold. He teaches at the Kingston School of Art in London, and practices architecture at Henley Halebrown. Scaffold features interviews with emerging and established voices in the fields of architecture, art and design. It is supported in part by the Architecture Foundation, and has been celebrated by Dezeen as one of the best architecture podcasts to subscribe to. Matthew teaches a second year studio at Kingston with Nana Biamah-Ofosu, having formerly taught a Diploma unit with Simon Henley. His teaching asserts lived experience as architecture’s organising principle, with an interest in the role architects play in both reinforcing and reinventing normality through the production of everyday environments. Born and raised in Vancouver, Matthew studied English Literature at the University of British Columbia and Architecture at the University of Toronto, before completing his RIBA Part III qualification from the Bartlett, UCL. He lives in London.

 

Grace La (USA) is Professor of Architecture, Chair of the Practice Forum, and former Director of the Master of Architecture Programs at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  She is also Principal of LA DALLMAN, cofounded with James Dallman. LA DALLMAN’s work is internationally recognized for the integration of architecture, engineering and landscape. Noted for works that expand the architect’s agency in the civic recalibration of infrastructure, public space and challenging sites, LA DALLMAN was named as an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York, received the Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal, and was the first U.S. practice to receive the Spotlight Rice Design Alliance Prize. Demonstrating a unique ability to link the profession and the academy, La is the Founder and Host of Talking Practice, a podcast renowned for its discourse on the innovation of design practice.

 

Emmett Scanlon (IRL) is an architect, curator and writer based in Dublin. He is Assistant Professor of architecture at University College Dublin and host of the architecture and design podcast What Do Buildings Do All Day? He was Adviser to the Arts Council from 2006-2020. Current research and writing is focused on the influence of buildings on people, looking in particular at how architects enact completed buildings in new social and spatial practices. His work includes spatial practice, most recently completing production design work with theatre company This Is Pop Baby in Dublin and SkyFold, a commission by VISUAL, Carlow, made with Laurence Lord and Jeffrey Bolhuis.


All of our events are eligible for CPD points. Please email info@architecturefoundation.ie if you wish to avail of this.


The International Summer School is curated and delivered by the Irish Architecture Foundation and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

The Irish Architecture Foundation endeavours to offer programmes that are accessible and inclusive to all. We will offer live closed captioning at our public seminars. Should you have additional accessibility needs please do not hesitate to contact us at production@architecturefoundation.ie.


In 2020 our International Summer School looked at different spatial foci, moving from the private space of the HOME, into PUBLIC space and beyond into VIRTUAL space. If you missed it you can catch up with our filmed recordings of these sessions – click here to learn more.