Life Outside Architecture: #5 Curation

Join the AF's Young Trustees for the fifth event in their six-part series exploring disciplines outside traditional architectural practice


07:00pm, Thursday, 19 August 2021


08:00pm, Thursday, 19 August 2021

Hosted by

Maria McLintock and Jasmin Yeo of the Architecture Foundation Young Network
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Diddy's, 69 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E8 4RG


£3 / includes a free drink – non-alcoholic, beer, wine or cocktail

This is a past event

Over the past few months, the AF Young Trustees have been hosting a collection of divergent voices, from disciplines covering public sector, community, development, journalism, academia and more - all the speakers have one thing in common; they (almost) all started out studying an architectural discipline.

In the fifth event of the series, we talk to Arman Nouri, cultural worker and co-founder of EYESORE collective, Alice Power, Assistant Curator in the Design, Architecture and Digital department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and another brilliant speaker TBC, to explore what a career in curating architecture might look like. We will ask them what inspired them, what they do in their current role, and their top tips for getting into curation.

#5 Curation will be hosted by Young Trustees, Maria McLintock and Jasmin Yeo.



Arman Nouri is a cultural worker with a degree in Anthropology and a Masters in Urban Studies. He is currently working in the Cultural Infrastructure & Public Realm unit at the Greater London Authority (GLA). In 2015 Arman co-founded EYESORE, a collective that documents and communicates experiences and issues affecting contemporary built environments. Since its founding in 2015, EYESORE has engaged with multiple methods of curation including publishing, programming, sound, film and public engagement, and has delivered projects across the UK and Europe. As co-founder of Kin Structures, Arman is currently developing a model for transforming community centres into spaces for local cultural production.

Alice Power works in architecture and design curation and is based in London. In Summer 2016, she took on the role of Assistant Curator in the Design, Architecture and Digital department at Victoria and Albert Museum. Here she has worked with the contemporary  team on a variety of projects, including Rapid Response Collecting. At present, Alice is at work on the V&A East Storehouse and is Co-Chair of the V&A's LGBTQ Working Group.


The event will take place at independent bar and all day café, Diddy's* (69 Mare Street, London, E8 4RG)

*Please note that Diddy's does not have level access, there is a singular step upon entry. WC provisions are located downstairs.


7 – 8 pm: Informal conversation with the speakers

8 – 11 pm: Attendees are welcome to hang out in the bar following the talk and carry on the discussion about curation and architecture

Diddy's is a small, intimate venue, but we will practice social distancing by keeping numbers low and spacing chairs where possible to ensure the comfortability of our attendees. We also encourage you to test before arrival and to wear a mask, although wearing a face covering will not be mandatory for attending the event.


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