How we see you : V18 and beyond

November 2015

Organised by Canterbury School of Architecture, this one-day event included an installation of student proposals and provocations, initiated by the European Capital of Culture programme, and a public lecture by John Bell.

Why is Everything the Same Shape?

A public talk by John Bell about design as research; discussing methodologies and speculating on the role of contemporary architecture in its academic context. Examples will be drawn from the work on show.

John Bell leads the Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) course at at UCA Canterbury. He has held teaching posts at the Architectural Association School of Architecture as Unit Master and Academic Advisor to the Diploma School, University of Westminster, Kingston University and University of East London. He also led the architecture unit at Arts Council England.

Bell has exhibited and lectured widely in the UK, Europe and USA, was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Auckland, trustee of Event Gallery (London) and Visiting Academic at the Louis Laybourne Smith School of Art, Architecture and Design (now called the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia).

Bell founded FXV, a studio specifically concerned with researching the potentials of new technologies in architecture and design. Clients include the Millennium Commission, Sony Music, Nike, National Lottery and Mercedes-Benz. He maintains a design research practice and is an External Examiner at the University of Greenwich.

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