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Conferences and seminars
Exhibitions curated and staged
Awards, major grants and personal sponsorship since 1992
clients & associates
Conferences and seminars:
Softspace: Contemporary Interactive Environments, a conference at Tate Modern, London, curated and chaired by me, to mark the launch of 4dsocial: interactive spatial environments, the Aug/Sep 2007 issue of AD. Supported by Wiley/AD and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Staged Sat, Sep 8, 2007.
Royal College of Art:
Shared Territories, a series of Anglo-Dutch debates staged at the RCA, London, curated and chaired by me: Macro micro architecture (on urban design); Glocal product design; Inclusive design and Design species. Funded by the Mondriaan Foundation, the Netherlands Architecture Fund and the Royal Netherlands Embassy. Staged Jan-Mar 2006.
RIBA Architecture Gallery:
Anglo Files: UK architecture's rising generation, debate with David Adjaye (Adjaye/Associates), Simon Allford and Paul Monaghan (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris), Alison Brooks (ABA), Dominic Papa (S333) and Deborah Saunt (DSDHA); Chair: Lucy Bullivant, staged September 2005. In association with RIBA Architecture Gallery and Thames & Hudson, to mark the launch of Anglo Files by Lucy Bullivant, Thames & Hudson.
4dspace, evening conference on interactive architecture, Architectural Association, London, staged February 2005. Chair: Lucy Bullivant. Supported by the Royal Netherlands Embassy Home front, one day conference on housing, Architectural Association, London, staged October 2003. Co-chairs: Lucy Bullivant and Hugo Hinsley (AA Housing and Urbanism).
Christian Moeller: a time and place, media architecture 1991-2003, lecture event with architect Shona Kitchen. ICA, London, staged July 2004, in conjunction with Lars Müller, publishers, Zurich and the Science Museum, London. Chair: Lucy Bullivant
4dspace: the challenge of interactive architecture, international two day conference at the onedotzero7 festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, staged May 2003. Funded by the Architecture Unit of the Arts Council of England, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Swiss Embassy + Presence Switzerland, and Arup Communications. Co-chairs: David Turnbull and Lucy Bullivant
Spaced Out III, a series of eleven architectural talks and a day conference, staged at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Mar-June 1997, with the support of the Arts Council of Great Britain. The one day conference, Smart Practices in a Complex World, staged Mar 1997, featured artist Krzysztof Wodiczo, architects Keichi Irie, Christian Moeller, designers Marco Susani and Tony Dunne and Fiona Raby, and Archis editor-in-chief Ole Bouman. Chair: Lucy Bullivant.
Archis: a talking space, a launch event and debate for newly redesigned Archis, about the relationship between architecture and the media. With Ole Bouman, architects Renato Benedetti, Mark Brearley, Kim Colin and Clive Sall. Chair: Lucy Bullivant. Supported by the Royal Netherlands Embassy, staged May 2001, RIBA Architecture Gallery, London.
SuperDutch, a debate, with Bart Lootsma (chair), Lars Spuybroek of NOX and Winy Maas of MVRDV, staged November 2000, RIBA Architecture Gallery, London, an event for Thames & Hudson in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Archis magazine and the RIBA Architecture Gallery, London.
Imaging Space: representing architecture through photography, a debate, with Ole Bouman, artist Rut Blees Luxemburg and photographer Ralph Kämena. Chair: Lucy Bullivant. For Archis magazine, in conjunction with the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Photographers' Gallery, London, staged September 2000.
Moving Behaviour: art/architecture/media, a debate, with architect Kas Oosterhuis and Ole Bouman. Chair: Lucy Bullivant. For Archis magazine, at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, staged November 1999.
Architecture on the make: the mandate of the architect, a debate, with Ole Bouman, and architects Wiel Arets, Nathalie de Vries/MVRDV and Sean Griffiths/FAT. Chair: Lucy Bullivant. For Archis magazine, with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, and held at the RIBA Architecture Gallery, London, staged June 1999.
Rotterdam: Destination Future: future scenarios, the horizon of experiences and the urban mandate, plenary session with Ole Bouman and curator and professor Bart Lootsma. Chair: Lucy Bullivant. For Archis magazine, with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, at Cities at the Millennium, RIBA Architecture Gallery, London, hosted by University of East London, staged December 1998.
Curated by Ole Bouman, editor-in-chief of Archis magazine, and organised by me:
Quick Space in Real Time: the real d-construction in architecture, Ole Bouman. Chair: Lucy Bullivant. For Archis magazine, with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, and held at the Royal College of Art, London, staged November 1998
Is there a Dutchness in the state of architecture? Debate with Ole Bouman, writer Charles Jencks and architect Caroline Bos of UN Studio. Chair: Lucy Bullivant. For Archis magazine with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy. Staged at the Architectural Association, London, staged May 1998
Exhibitions curated and staged:British Council:
Curator with architect Pedro Gadanho, Space Invaders: emerging UK architecture, an international touring exhibition for the British Council's Art Architecture and Design Department, London, about the work of fifteen UK architecture practices. Author of introductory essay and practice profiles in the accompanying catalogue published by the British Council, 2001. The exhibition opened at experimenta, Lisbon, 2001, and toured to Tallinn, Prague, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Rio (2001-3).
Vitra Design Museum:
Curator with Barbara Fehlbaum and Jutta Oldiges, Kid size: the material world of childhood, an international touring exhibition (prepared 1994-7, global tour 1997-2005, including Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, from 30 April-end Sept 2005). Raised research and development funds from Habitat UK, Swedish Embassy Bonn, the British Council, London, and was instrumental in obtaining grants from the IKEA Stichting, Germany, the Mondriaan Stichting and VSB Fonds, The Netherlands.
Cultural Relations Dept/Foreign and Commonwealth Office:
Curator/UK Commissioner, The near and the far, fixed and in flux: some design perspectives on the contemporary urban experience, official British exhibition on architecture entitled staged at the XIX Milan Triennale, staged 1996 (prepared 1995-6), Italy. Supported by the Department of Cultural Relations of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British Government; the British Council, London and Rome; Barclays Bank, Milan; iGuzzini; Interdean; Sarkpoint Reprographics.
Royal Academy of Arts:
Heinz Curator of Architectural Programmes, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1993-4. Developed programme of exhibitions and symposia endowed by the Drue Heinz Foundation, Gardens, and prepared plans for the conversion of the Museum of Mankind for Academy use in conjunction with the Secretary of the RA.
Curator, Japan at Smith's, Smith's Galleries, London, staged 1991, mixed media exhibition featuring 40 Japanese and British artists and craftspeople.
Direction: Curator, Direction Showcase, Smith's Galleries, London, staged 1990. Exhibition of 15 up-and-coming designers, photographers, art and video directors, illustrators and modelmakers, for the advertising magazine Direction.
Christie's South Kensington:
Exhibition Director, Contemporary View, Royal College of Art, London, staged 1990, major charity exhibition of work by young artists, for the Royal College of Art, cancer charity The Sportsman's Aid Society, advertising agency Gee Page & Co and Christie's South Kensington.
Royal Over-Seas League:
Director of Art, Royal Over-Seas League, London, in charge of the annual exhibition for young artists from the UK/Commonwealth countries, London over three years, staged 1987-89. Sponsors included British Airways, Champagne Pommery and many private trusts.
Design Analysis International:
Curator, Leading Edge: new product design from the UK, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo and tour, 1987-89. For Design Analysis International, and supported by Austin Rover. Curator, New British Design: 100 designers from the Royal College of Art, Hankyu department store, Osaka and Kyoto Junior Art College, 1987-1988. For Design Analysis International, and supported by Hankyu and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
Royal College of Art:
Curator, Make or Break: design and British industry in 1946, Royal College of Art and Manchester City Art Galleries (prepared 1984-5, tour 1985-86), with Dr Penny Sparke, a 250m2 exhibition analysing the relationship between design and society in the 1940s, including a video compilation. Fund-raised for the entire project from 30 contributing firms including ICI and London Underground.
Research consultant, Content and feasibility research for an exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the Royal College of Art, London, 1986
Film/stills researcher, Audio Visual Unit, Photography Department, Royal College of Art, 1983-4. Projects including the Museum of the Holocaust, Los Angeles.
Eastern Arts Association:
Exhibition Organiser, Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts Fifth National Exhibition, major national, award-winning open touring art exhibition (prepared 1984-5, tour 1985-6), Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Arts, London and three further UK museum/arts centre venues. For Eastern Arts Association and Tollemache & Cobbold Breweries, and supported by Vladivar Vodka, and various wine merchants and hoteliers. Winner of a major ABSA (Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts) Award.
Air & Space:
Organiser, AIR & SPACE Picture Fair, AIR Gallery, London, staged 1985, fund raising exhibition and auction in aid of the AIR Gallery, a non-profit organisation for artists.
International correspondent for:Architectural Design (UK), and guest editor of 4dsocial: interactive design environments (Sept 2007), 4dspace: interactive architecture (Jan/Feb 2005) and Home Front: new developments in public housing (July/Aug 2003)
The Plan (Italy)
Architectural Record (US)
Volume, formerly Archis (the Netherlands)
The Architect's Newspaper (US)
Harvard Design Magazine (US)
The Architect's Newspaper (USA)
The Financial Times: House & Home section
Books written include:
4dspace: 4dsocial: interactive design environments, AD/Wiley, Sept 2007
Victoria & Albert Museum:
Author, Responsive environments: architecture, art and design, V & A Contemporary series, published July 2006.
Thames & Hudson:
Author, Anglo Files: UK architecture's rising generation, published by Thames & Hudson, London and DVA, Germany, published Sept 2005, and as British Built: UK architecture's rising generation, by Princeton Architectural Press, Nov 2005.
4dspace: interactive architecture, AD/Wiley, published Jan 2005 Home Front: new developments in housing, AD/Wiley, published July 2003
NAi, Rotterdam and Akademie der Künste, Berlin:
Author: Cumbernauld New Town: Tomorrow's Town Today, essay in Happy: Cities and Public Happiness in Post-war Europe, NAi, Rotterdam, published 2004, and in the catalogue for Glück Stadt Raum (Happiness City Space), an exhibition organised by the Abteilung Baukunst, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, exploring the promises offered to society by post Second World War architecture and urban planning, 1945-2000, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, October 2002.
Editor/author: Ed Annink, Designer (book), ed. Ed van Hinte, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, published 2002
Black Dog Publishing:
Author, From Milton Keynes to Manhattan (book), a cultural history of architects Conran & Partners, Black Dog Publishing, London, published 2002
Author, The Rebirth of Form and Programme in 2001: An Architectural Odyssey: the renaissance of public space in Britain (text in exhibition and broadsheet), RIBA Architecture Gallery, published 2001
Editorial director and author, Kid size: the material world of childhood (book; see Exhibitions), Skira editore spa, Milan, published 1997, accompanying the exhibition published by Skira Editore, Milan, 1997. Contributors to the book include design educationalist Eileen Adams, architects Vedran Mimica and Kelly Shannon, anthropologists Annemarie Seiler-Baldinger, Tina Wodiunig, and Florence Weiss, cultural theorists Franco La Cecla, Massimo Alvito and Giulia Reali, and psychologist Dr Mike Scaife.
Laurence King Ltd:
Author, International Interiors 3 and 4, two 80,000 word publications on international developments in public interior design, published 1991 and 1993, by Thames & Hudson (II3), Laurence King (II4), each with international co-editions published by Abbeville (US), Gustavo Gili (Spanish), Bangert (German) and Graphic-sha (Japanese).
Copywriting:I have written numerous international marketing print and web media campaigns for clients in architecture, art, design and property development including BarberOsgerby; Canary Wharf public art programme; Matsushita Investment and Development; Lynton plc; Bere: architects, SCP Ltd, London; Nils Holger Moormann, Aschau, Germany; Shandwick; Universal; The Millennium Lofts Company; BAFTA; Eldridge Smerin; Isometrix Ltd; Virgile & Stone, London.
Lecturing:Design|Media Arts, UCLA, Feb 2008
Delta Light, Belgium, Dec 2007
IAAC, Barcelona, Oct 2007
Urban Screens, London, Jun 2006
IAAC, Barcelona, Jun 2006
Architectural League, NYC, Jan 2006
RIBA-USA/AIA event, NYC, Jan 2006
Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Nov 2005
Superdeluxe, Tokyo, Nov 2005
RIBA, London, Sept 2005
Blueprint Sessions, advocate for David Adjaye, , Architecture, Feb 2004
FOA architecture and urbanism, gallery talk, ICA, London, during Foreign Office Architects' Breeding Architecture exhibition, Jan 2004
Space Invaders: new developments in UK architecture, Trans-Genre space/Department of Architecture, University of Kyoto, Japan, March 2003
Space Invaders: new developments in UK architecture, Pasadena Arts Center, LA, California, Oct 2002 (at the invitation of the Center and The British Council's Art, Architecture and Design Department)
Faculty of Architecture, University of Prague/British Council, April 2002
Zaha Hadid exhibition gallery talk, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Sept 2001
New Urban Tools, Bath University School of Architecture, Nov 2001
Kid size: children and design, Ecole Cantonal d'Art de Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2000
Rem Koolhaas exhibition gallery talk, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Aug 1999
Airport exhibition gallery talk, Photographers' Gallery, Oct 1999
The Space of Play, an evening symposium with Dr Franco La Cecla, Royal Society of Arts, London, May 1999
Guest lectures/crits at many other further education colleges in the UK including the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art, London since 1986
Chairing:Chair, Urban Screens Manchester conference, Oct 2007
Chair, Softspace: interactive design environments conference, Tate Modern, Sep 2007
Chair, 14 days to save the world conference, Sustain magazine, Rich Mix Centre, London, Mar 2007
Chair, Best practice in interactive design, Science Museum, London, Jun 2006
Chair, Architecture and globalisation, Whitechapel Gallery, London, March 2006
Chair, Shared Territories series (four evening events), RCA, London, Jan-March 2006
Speaker and chair, 4dspace: interactive architecture event, Architectural Association, London, February 2005
Chair, Christian Moeller: A Time and a Place, ICA, July 2005
Speaker and chair of session with Tom Daniell/FOBA and Will Alsop, How does Housing Design Matter? conference on housing, Architectural League, New York, December 2003
Home Front: symposium on housing, Architectural Association, Oct 2003
4dspace: interactive architecture conference (see events curated), ICA, London, May 2003
Housing in London and Berlin, Goethe Institute, London, June 2002
Spatial Strategies, Architecture Foundation, London, Nov 2001
All the Archis events listed above (1998-2001), held at various London venues, unless specified.
Broadcasting:BBC World Service programmes on the Venice Biennale; Tate Modern, 1998; 2000
Video productions:Spaced Out, directed by Elliott Chaffer/Milk, conducted interviews with the 15 architectural practices featured, 2001
Play Me, for Kid size: the material world of childhood, produced by Helena Bullivant, 1997
The near and the far, produced by Ken Morse, 1996
Make or Break: design and industry in the UK in the 1940s, 1985
Palaces in Thunderland, for my Royal College of Art Masters degree, on 20th century expositions, 1984
Awards, major grants and personal sponsorship since 1992 include:
Research & development:
Arts Council England: Anglo Files, 2005
Arts Council England: 4dspace: interactive architecture, second phase of series and publication, 2003
The British Council, London and Rome - grants for The near and the far, fixed and in flux exhibition, 1995
The British Council, London: Kid size: the material world of childhood exhibition, 1996
Habitat UK: Kid size: the material world of childhood exhibition, 1996
Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation grant for Japanese lecture trip, 2004 and 2003
Arts Council England, Architecture: major grant for 4dspace conference, ICA, 2002
Arts Council England, Architecture: major grant for Spaced Out III lecture series and Smart practices in a complex world conference, ICA, 1997
Arts Council England: grant for The Space of Play conference, Royal Society of Arts, 1999
British Design & Art Direction, nomination for AD & D Silver Award for the most outstanding brochure, copywriting, Millennium Lofts, 1999
Japan Airlines, sponsorship for Japanese writing/reporting trip, 2002 Oppenheim John Downes Fellowship for architectural writing, 2003, 1999, 1992
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