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Public lecture – Kapital: Commodity Thurs 19 June 7.00pm

Kapital Architecture: Commodity
19 June 2014 7.00 – 8.30pm | Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
An event hosted by LSE Cities as part of the London Festival of Architecture

Architectural production involves the assemblage of multiple materials, processes and techniques. When did these pieces that make up architectural form become commodified? This discussion looks to the history of proprietary specifications in architectural production and the impacts this has had on the role of the architect in the post-war period, and today.

Katie Lloyd-Thomas, Lecturer in Architecture, School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
Alex de Rijke, Dean of the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, and a founding Director of the architectural practice dRMM
Oliver Wainwright, Architectural Critic, Guardian

Please note this event has been ticketed but there will be a number of tickets available on the door.

Kapital Architecture is a four-part public debate series convened by Adam Kaasa, Research Fellow in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, exploring architecture through the lens of the 2014 London Festival of Architecture theme: Capital. The final event in the series, Accumulation, an assembly of artists, writers and filmmakers will take place at Legion TV on Wednesday 25 June. Click here for more info.

For more information please visit the LSE Cities’ website.

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