Thinking laterally: applying the architect's skills beyond architecture
11 November 2010
Speaker: Matthew Turner, CABE, Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow 2010
Introduction: Ashley Dunn, Workshop 1 Architects
About the talk
Architects have great brains - they can zoom in and out, round and to the side of a problem, then back again. They also tend to dress well.But apart from being smart, who wants those skills? And who needs them? In an era when architecture might not be a profession for life, this talk looks at alternative uses for architects thinking, and shows examples internationally where architects have applied their approach to other fields.
About the speaker
Matthew Turner is senior advisor for CABE, the UK government's advisor on architecture and the built environment. After practicing as an architect for seven years in Britain, Spain, Australia and India, he now provides advice to clients commissioning projects, and those planning investment programmes in the built environment. Currently a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow, he teaches, and is a journalist reviewing projects from Brazil to China. He designed (and built) his own house, and has a monthly column in Building Design, the most read architects weekly in the UK.
Time: 6.30 to 8.00pm
Contact: Sue Lalor
Phone: 9114 0941