Jeremy Till

Iceland Academy of Arts and Architecture: Reykjavik

Spatial Ethics. A lecture that tried to marry work on spatial agency with Arna Mathiesen's brilliant analysis of scarcity in Reykjavik. 

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 Toronto

Architecture Depends

A Review of O'Donnell and Tuomey Architects' Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork.

Posted in honour of their 2014 RIBA Gold Medal Award. First published in Architectural Review in 2005 (and needs the drawings/pictures) A bit of a rave. 

Four facts about higher education policy

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

Thatcher's Funeral

Not my musing, but that of my brother Nick Till. Nails the issues around Margaret Thatcher's funeral rather beautifully in two paragraphs

Echo City: 2006: British Council/Cornerhouse

The catalogue of the British Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale, with essays by me (the ones on scale are here), and an introduction - a love letter to Sheffield -  by Go! Sheffield. Designed by the very brilliant Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic, so worth your £5 for that alone. The British Council website has a scammy scan of the catalogue.

Glossing over the cracks

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

Portland State University: Oregon

First steps. 

Video here.

The sucked bottom

This was a comment on the UK Government's White Paper on Higher Education from 2011. Corrects a few myths.

The Future is Hairy

The best essay on the building and meaning of our house, with stories.

University of Plymouth

Escaping The Fountainhead

Keynote: Economy Conference: Cardiff

Scarce Times. 

An early rehearsal of some of scarcity work.

The Background Type

Really just a transcription of a lecture - ideas on housing, the everyday and occupation over form.

Occupational Hazards: Architectural Review

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

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.

Design: Duarte Carrilho da Graça & Philipp Sokolov