Jeremy Till

What's the Point of Art School

My closing speech at the main conference for What's the Point of Art School, a series of events organised by Central Saint Martins. The video of the speech, which was well-recieved, is here. Other talks, including brilliance from Johnny Vegas, are here. There was a good write up of the day in the Guardian

Modernity and Order, Architecture and the Welfare State

On Park Hill as an example of welfare architecture and its current demise. My first foray into the work of Zygmunt Bauman.

Too Many Ideas

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

Architecture and Contingency

A bit of a cheat, because it is really the second chapter of Architecture Depends

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. 

Glossing over the cracks

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

The Knowledges Of Architecture

A worthy piece that begins to unpick notions of autonomy in architecture. Good opening, slightly ploddy continuation.

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.

Three Myths and One Model

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

NAi/Berlage Institute: Delft

Architecture Depends/Spatial Ethics. Video of the lecture is here.

Architecture in Space, Time

Early piece, written when I had just got Lefebvre. Introduces themes that I play on for years to come.

Keynote: Architecture and Neoliberalism Conference: Graz

Ten Theses on Scarcity

Six Inches of Power

My contribution to the collection of fantastic photographs by Lisa Barnard of the former Tory Party Headquarters. The book, Chateau Despair, is an extraordinary document of the tawdry environment that Margaret Thatcher and her cohorts conducted their business in. Though I say it myself, I like my writing here, spurred by Lisa's great work. Buy the book!

Occupational Hazards: Architectural Review

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

Jakarta Architecture Triennale 2012

Workshop and lecture. The workshop was an incredible experience of working on issues of scarcity with students of Yandi Andri Yatmo and Paramita Atmodiwirjo in a Jakarta kampung. Reported on an Indonesian urban blog for Indonesian speakers.

Four facts about higher education policy

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

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.

Design: Duarte Carrilho da Graça & Philipp Sokolov