Jeremy Till

Occupational Hazards: Architectural Review

A short think piece on the 2011 Occupation movement and its relevance to architecture.

Scar(c)e Times

For Occupied Times, the journal of the occupation movement. On austerity contra scarcity

The Architecture of Good Intentions

Reflections on 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Architecture after Architecture

This was my first Zoom lecture, delivered as part of the Architecture Foundation's excellent 100 Day Studio intiative during the 2020 COVID lockdown. The video is here , and the transcript linked to the title above. The lecture speculates as to where architecture might be in the face of the twin crises of climate and COVID, arguing that these challenge some of the fundaments on which the modern project of architecture has based itself. 

Constructed Scarcity

Very early thoughts from our Scarcity and Creativity project. Now looks rather crude.

Four facts about higher education policy

More or less what it says on the tin — facts that were correct in early 2012.

Architecture Criticism against the Climate Clock

The keynote article for Architectural Review's 1500 issue. Draws heavily on the joint research with MOULD

Design after Design

This is the text of a short talk I did as part of the UAL Climate Emergency Network 5 day festival in September 2020. It picks up on some of the themes of Architecture After Architecture

Please Do Not Touch

Musings on Biennales and architectural exhibitions. Good opening! Light follow through.

Glossing over the cracks

My response as to why giving the official government website 2013 Design of the Year was not so cool.

Architecture After Architecture Research Project

2021-24 AHRC-DFG funded research project in collaboration with Tatjana Schneider, looking at the implications of climate breakdown for spatial practice. Summary of project in the link. We formed a research collective, MOULD, to do the project, and work coming from the project is gathered together at the website MOULD. One of the main outputs of the project is the website Architecture is Climate, a resource that reimagines the future of architecture through its entanglement with climate breakdown.

Scarcity: Architecture in an age of diminishing resources: Academy: 2012

The first book from my scarcity research project. Edited with Jon Goodbun and Deljana Iossifova, it brings together some good articles, including ones by Ezio Manzini, Erik Swyngedouw, Winy Maas, Kate Soper and more. Table of contents is here.

Distributing Power

Edited text of an interview with me about participation done with Bernd Upmeyer of the Dutch journal MONU

Three Myths and One Model

Originally commissioned by the RIBA, a piece on what might or might not constitute architectural research. Big in Spain.

Society of Architectural Historians: Detroit

From Objects of Austerity to Processes of Scarcity. Text of presentation available through link above.

Glossing over the cracks

My response as to why giving the official government website 2013 Design of the Year was not so cool.

The Selfless Plan

This is a rare one where I write specifically about buildings, or in this case the subtlety of the plans of Proctor Matthews Architects. Online here, pdf here.

Design: Duarte Carrilho da Graça & Philipp Sokolov