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Evening Lecture: Luis Diaz

Coming Home: The space and routines of arrival and departure in British Housing 

This lecture will outline some theoretical strands concerning the relationship between human practices (routines, rituals, acts, performances) and spatial forms (the organisation of the solids and voids of architecture). An in-depth case study of Alexandra Road (1878) by Neave Brown will outline the reciprocal relationship between these two arenas highlighting the play of free will within the constraints of built architectural forms. This will be followed by an overview of a current research project into the history of arrival sequences in British housing. A roller coaster ride through housing examples ranging from the Georgian terrace through to pre- and post-war housing and up to contemporary housing aims to provide an alternative to history of housing as a compliment to the common typological approaches (terrace, tenement, tower, slab, courtyard block, etc.). 

Luis will talk for around an hour which will be followed by questions and a chat.

The event is free and open to everyone, but please go and register if you would like to attend. so that we can track numbers and move up to a larger room if needed.

Luis Diaz trained as an architect at the New York Institute of Technology and attended the Berlage Institute (Amsterdam) in its founding year. He taught at the New York Institute of Technology and co-founded the Brooklyn Architects Collective before pursuing further research study at the Bartlett (UCL), The London School of Economics and the University of Brighton. During this journey he has studied with Robert Slutzky, Henri Ciriani, Herman Hertzberger, Adrian Forty and Richard Sennett. Since relocating to the UK has taught at the Kent Institute of Archite cture and Design and the University of Brighton. 
 
Program:

Date: 14. October, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue: A3, AHO
Address: Maridalsveien 29