Lecture:

Dealing with it: Lecture with Assemble

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15 October

18:00 – 19:30

Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo, Maridalsveien 29, Oslo

Organiser: Oslo School of Architecture and Design

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The lecture series will expand on the theme of the Dealing with it workshop, by inviting practitioners and academics to present a spectrum of approaches and attitudes towards the existing environment.

The talks will take stock of the modes of practice, cultural ambitions, intellectual frameworks, and political commitments that go beyond keeping or letting to propose alternative ways of dealing with it.

The lecture will explore Assemble’s approach to developing projects that respond to different situations, often in contexts of transition and renewal. Through specific completed projects and a description of some of their ongoing work, the talk will discuss a variety of themes, ideas and issues which characterise contemporary urban development and examine the role of architecture and art practice in the production of the city.

James Binning is member of the award-winning design collective Assemble, an interdisciplinary practice whose work is focused on the cultural use and physical form of our environment. He was part of the large founding group that realised their early projects and has since worked on a number of public, cultural, institutional, furniture and installation projects with a range of lifespans and across a range of scales alongside teaching at The Cass School of Art and Design in London. He is currently working with KORO and Oslo Municipality on an arts-led approach to urban renewal in the Hovinbyen area of Oslo.

Read more about Assemble here. Detailed information on the workshop and lecture series here.

The event may be photographed/filmed for public use.