Activity: Academic talk or presentation types › Invited talk
This talk will reflect on an attitude to representation, which positions it as a process that is central to architectural exploration and inquiry. In doing this the lecture will discuss two projects by Metis, an atelier for art, architecture and urbanism founded by Mark Dorrian and Adrian Hawker, as well as an extended research/teaching studio on Warsaw that took place from 2007-2009. The lecture will show how the pedagogic approach to the studio was grounded in attempts to problematise and probe the limits of naturalised forms of architectural representation, and how this kind of inquiry necessarily entails questions of epistemology, politics, and agency. The studio produced a number of prize winning projects (including the Pamphlet Architecture competition) and a special issue of the Journal of Architecture, which will be discussed.