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London Festival of Architecture: The Architecture of Play

22 Jun 2013

This talk focuses on the notion of architecture without rules and how this relates to the physical spaces and environments of children's play, looking both at specific architectural and artistic projects. Nicola Lees, Curator of Frieze Foundation, is joined by architect Alison Crawshaw.

Nicola Lees is Curator of Frieze Foundation, she is also on the judging panel of the Emdash Award 2013. Prior to this Nicola was Senior Curator of Public Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London, where she oversaw interdisciplinary, time-based and performance projects, including the annual Park Nights series of site-specific commissions, for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. From 2008 Lees co-curated the Serpentine Gallery Marathon and in 2009, Lees initiated the Serpentine Cinema series (programmed with Victoria Brooks, Curator, EMPAC). Throughout her work Lees is committed to the research and development of education strategies.

Alison Crawshaw is an international architect who has worked on buildings, installations, and numerous public projects in London, New York, and Italy. Crawshaw worked at 'muf architecture/art' for seven years and continues to collaborate with the practice. Notably, she was project architect on Barking Town Square, which in 2008 was awarded the 5th European Prize for Urban Public Space. She was Rome Scholar in Architecture in 2011 and recently participated in Common Ground at the 13th International Architecture Biennale, Venice. Crawshaw currently teaches at the Architectural Association, previously she has tutored at Cambridge University, Roma Tre, and on behalf of 'muf' at the Royal College of Art, the Bauhaus, Dessau, and Yale University.

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