Friday night is School's Out! Every last Friday of the month the Independent School for the City celebrates the start of the weekend with public talks, films, drinks, food, and tunes. The new favourite hangout for everyone who is interested in the city.
We have an amazing line-up this semester of three designers who challenge the accepted ideas of what a designer does, for who, with who, with what and where.
We are very happy to announce that the British architect and designer Liza Fior will be the speaker on the 7th edition of School’s Out! on the last Friday of September.
Liza is founding partner of MUF Architecture/Art, a legendary London-based practice that combines dreamlike compositions of shapes and materials with gripping narratives. Established in the mid 90s as a new type of practice that would blur the ‘fuzzy edges’ between buildings and city, architecture, art, and the structures of society, MUF has worked on various public spaces, buildings and exhibitions that have the depth and complexity of places with a history of centuries. One such project was a development strategy for the Hofbogen in Rotterdam. Liza will be talking about the way that unsolicited research into the spatial, social and economic infrastructures of the built environment re-shape the architectural brief. She is a charismatic and challenging speaker. It would be unwise to forego the chance to witness her presentation!
18.00 - 19:00 Drinks, food, and tunes19.00 - 20:00 Talk "unsolicited research" by Liza Fior + Q&A20.00 - 20:30 Film selected by Jord den Hollander20:30 - 22.00 Drinks, food, and tunes
Liza Fior is a lecturer at the MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation at UAL’s Central St Martins and was previously a Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture. As part of muf, she was awarded the 2008 European Prize for Public Space for the new town square for Barking. She is the co-author of This is What We Do: A muf manual (Batsford Ltd, 2001) and Design Advocate for the London Mayor.
Drinks and food for sale at the bar (pin only) // Entrance: 5 Euro - Get your tickets here
28 June 2019 - School's Out! #6: Georgeen Theodore
31 May 2019 - School's Out! #5: Peter Barber
26 April 2019 - School's Out! #4: Dore van Duivenbode
29 March 2019 - School's Out! #3: Lesley Lokko
22 February 2019 - School's Out! #2: Dirk Sijmons
25 January 2019 – School's Out! #1: Maria Lisogorskaya