Jeremy Till

Live Projects Symposium: Oxford Brookes University

Shifting the Ground

In which I ask the question, if live projects are 'live' does this mean that the rest of architectural education is dead.

Flexible Housing, the means to the end (with Tatjana Schneider)

Second of two, with some hints as to how to achieve flexible housing, much more developed in the book.

Please Do Not Touch

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

Occupational Hazards: Architectural Review

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

Architecture and the Politics of Scarcity

Umeå School of Architecture, as part of their 'Making Architecture Politically" lecture series. A new lecture. Quite bossy but clear about the issues. Video is here. Starts about 50mins in with a very generous introduction from Roemer Van Toorn (whose writing is always worthwhile).

University of Sheffield

Reforming. 

As part of the series ?The Social Production of Architecture?. Didn't go too well because I asked the question: Is Design Activism bad design and bad activism? This started a debate.

Make_Shift City Conference, Berlin

Keynote: Economy Conference: Cardiff

Scarce Times. 

An early rehearsal of some of scarcity work.

Liquid Boundaries: UK Pavilion, 2013 Shenzhen Biennale

On the basis of a pitch written on an iPhone on the top of a mountain in Ethiopia, I was invited to curate the UK Pavilion at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The eventual pavilion was curated, designed and produced by students and staff from Central Saint Martins, and took the theme of Liquid Boundaries - arguing the need to find ways through the hardening of space as it is being increasingly controlled, regulated and divided. The pavilion presented four films, each 129 seconds long (the average time someone spends in a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale), which interpreted briefs provided by four UK architects and spatial agents. All in their own way open up ways in which boundaries might be negotiated with, and in so doing a more democratic form of space emerges. More information, including a downloadable pamphlet and 'user manual', can be found on the Liquid Boundaries website.


Cook Memorial Lecture: University of Manitoba

Architecture Depends

Alternate Currents: Introduction (with Tatjana Schneider)

Lightish introduction to a whole issue of field (with articles worth reading); the start of the Spatial Agency Project.

Glossing over the cracks

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

Three Myths and One Model

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

The Broken Middle, the space of the London riots

Thoughts on the London riots. I think good.

The Ethics of Technology

My first published work. Oh, what a clever young chappy I was. Sanctimonious posturing.

University of California: Berkeley

Architecture Depends. Flight was delayed. I was an hour late, but it was a Friday evening and they had got out the wine. A great gig.

How will architects be educated in 20 years time?

A short piece written in 2012 for the RIBA Building Futures series on the future of architectural education and the profession. More bullish than I now feel.

Design: Duarte Carrilho da Graça & Philipp Sokolov