On The Surface

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


‘On the Surface’ by Mark Dorrian and Adrian Hawker of Metis was a retrospective exhibition hosted at the Aarhus School of Architecture. Working between two contrasting scales, it examined the complex topographics of Metis’s architecture. It featured a vast drawing which carpeted the floor of the gallery, thus viewers of the exhibition not only saw a series of projects, but found themselves – as they travelled across time and space – active participants in a speculative architectural imaginary. In this lecture Professor Mark Dorrian, Forbes Chair in Architecture at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Director of Metis, will discuss 'On the surface' and the manner in which the architectural object is always in communication with the broader historical, cultural, material and representational conditions of the city or landscape within which it is positioned.
Period14 Apr 2014
Held atUniversity of Melbourne, Australia, Victoria