Jeremy Till

Scar(c)e Times

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

The Vanity of Form

On the dangers and vanities of form. Written when I was wading through my philosophy degree and it shows.

Echo City

Texts for the catalogue to the British Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. On ideas of scale and stories in cities.

Brexit and creative education

A very short piece for the Architects Journal on the possible effects of Brexit on creative education. See also my message to Central Saint Martins written the day the result was announced.

Tent City University: OccuppyLSX: St Pauls

Ten Theses on Scarcity. A lecture given in a tent on the steps of St Pauls during the Occupy London Stock Exchange period. Vocal audience who gave not a jot about my professorial authority. Rightly. Podcast, with the atmosphere of the occupation, is here.

New Collectives

An interview with the portuguese journal arqa. In portuguese, so translation below. On scarcity, politics and the need for alternatives. Done the day of Thatcher's funeral, so pretty gloomy.

Three Myths and One Model

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

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.

The Educator as Ironist

Another piece on architectural education. Rather showy-offy, but was an finalist in the EAAE competition for writings in architectural education that year.

Too Many Ideas

Early stuff on research and first ideas on contingency. Others like this more than I do. Big in China.

From Objects of Austerity to Processes of Scarcity

An essay based on a presentation to the Society of Architectural Historians, tracing various historical episodes of austerity.

Distributing Power

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

Occupational Hazards: Architectural Review

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

Beyond Discourse: Notes on Spatial Agency (with Tatjana Schneider)

First thoughts on spatial agency, better developed in the book.

The Background Type

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

Glossing over the cracks

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

Studio X: Rio de Janeiro

"Beyond the Fountainhead" Lecture at the fantastic Studio X, a venture of Columbia's GSAAD. Video here

Design: Duarte Carrilho da Graça & Philipp Sokolov