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Venice Takeaway at RIBA: Events

30 January 2013
by Kendall Martin-Robbins

Venice Takeaway presents the work of ten architectural teams that travelled the world to seek inspiration and imaginative responses to contemporary issues in architecture today.

Launched at the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in Summer 2012, and for the first time brought back to Britain, it charts a course that takes in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Thailand and the USA.

The exhibition and objects on display encapsulate ideas for change and lessons from abroad, reminding us that the practice of architecture is as much about observation and thinking as it is about design.

Dates:

26 February 2013 - 27 April 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue:

RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD

Fees:

Admission to all RIBA exhibitions is free.

 

Inspired by Venice Takeaway, the RIBA will host a season of international exchanges, debates and special events in a quest to re-imagine architecure and celebrate big thinking.

 

EVENTS PROGRAMME

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE#1

The Dutch Way: From House-boat to Water house

Tuesday 26th February, RIBA

6.30pm – 7.30pm*

Alex de Rijke (dRMM); Sjoerd Soeters (Masterplanner, Soeters van Eldonk); Mike Luddy (Managing Director, of Royal Docks Management Authority)

*Precedes Venice Takeaway official opening and drinks reception

 

DISCUSSSION BUREAU

Open Charter Agency

Tuesday 26th February & Tuesday 26th March, RIBA

6.00pm to 9.00pm

Alex Warnock-Smith (Urban Projects Bureau); Torange Khonsari & Andreas Lang (public works); Owen Pritchard (Deputy Editor, Icon)

 

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE#2

Architect Explorers: Land Use Taxonomy / Landscape Transformation
Thursday 28 February, Lecture Hall, Architectural Association

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG), Mark Smout & Laura Allen (Smout Allen)

 

DEBATE

Constraint and Creativity: Is Red Tape the Enemy of Architecture?

Tuesday 5 March, RIBA

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Liam Ross (Dept of Architecture, Edinburgh University); Tom Mullarkey (Chief Executive, Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents); Piers Gough (CZWG)

 

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE#3

Itsuko Hasegawa: Ordinary and Heroic

Lecture

Wednesday 6 March, 6.00pm - 7.30pm, Lecture Hall, Architectural Association

Itsuko Hasegawa (Itsuko Hasegawa atelier); Takero Shimazaki (Toh Shimazaki Architecture)

 

LIVE THINKTANK

The Working Village: The Making of a Radical Entrepreneurial Village

Darryl Chen (Tomorrow's Thoughts Today); Finn Williams (Common Office); Wouter Vanstiphout (Crimson Architectural Historians); Levent Kerimol (Design for London)

This event is supported by Hawkins\Brown

 

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE#4

Lessons from Brazil: Is Standardised School Design Compatible with Architecture?

Tuesday 19 March, RIBA

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Washington Fajardo (Rio City Secretary of Heritage, Architecture and Design); David Chambers (aberrant architecture); Sunand Prasad (Penoyre & Prasad); Chair: Ollie Wainwright (The Guardian)

 

DRAWING SALON

Paper+ Architecture

Saturday 13 April 2013, Calvert 22 Gallery, London

10am to 5pm
Yuri Avvakumov (Utopia Foundation, Moscow); Ross Anderson & Anna Gibb (Paper+ Architects); Prof. Alan Dunlop (Alan Dunlop Architect/Scott Sutherland School of Architecture)

 

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE#5

Fideicomiso! Putting Architecture at the Heart of Housing

Tuesday 23 April, RIBA

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Sebastián Adamo (Adamo Faiden architects, Buenos Aries); Elias Redstone (Independent Curator); Dickon Robinson (Chair, Building Futures); David Kohn (David Kohn Architects)

 

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE#6

Internationale Bauausstellung: Berlin and Belfast

Tuesday 23 April, RIBA

7.45 – 8.45pm

Jan Kleihues (IBA Expert, Kleihues + Kleihues); Declan Hill (Forum for Alternative Belfast); Gerry Millar (Director of Property and Projects, Belfast City Council)