100 Day Studio

The Architecture Foundation brings you a daily diet of online lectures, interviews, building tours and panel discussions - all live and all free

Boccaccio’s fourteenth century classic The Decameron takes the form of 100 tales told by a group of young people who have retreated to a villa while waiting for their native Florence to escape the grip of the Black Death.

The 100 Day Studio is a new initiative devised by The Architecture Foundation that adapts this model to our current health crisis.  For 100 weekdays from Monday April 6th to Thursday August 27th, the 100 Day Studio brings you a daily diet of online lectures, interviews, building tours, panel discussions and quizzes.  Each Friday we will publish the curriculum for the week ahead.

All times are in British Summer Time (GMT+1). Please note, while the meetings are accessible to everyone, for security reasons, we do require attendees to have a registered Zoom account.


The 100 Day Studio Playlist

Each night, we ask the speaker to choose a piece of music to play before the lecture begins. This is a collection of those choices, which we will continue to add to.

 

The Ninth Week

Monday 01 June

5:30pm - 6:30pm Hanif Kara & Jennifer Bonner with Mohsen Mostafavi, Katerina Dionysopoulou, Kirsten Haggart & Sam Jacob via Zoom 

Hanif Kara (AKT II) Professor in Practice and Jennifer Bonner (MALL) Associate Professor of Architecture along with 14 graduate students at Harvard University Graduate School of Design return to present ideas on mass timber over two sessions, through the design of mid rise towers located in the American South. The studio titled “Mass Timber and the Scandinavian Effect” tackles questions of the aesthetics of wood and CLTBlanks. Seven projects completed during lockdown, will be a discussed in conversation with a panel including : Mohsen Mostafavi (Harvard GSD), Katerina Dionysopoulou (Bureau de Change Architects), Kirsten Haggart (Waugh Thistleton Architects) & Sam Jacob (Sam Jacob Studio). 

7pm - 8pm Will Jennings, Jen Handorf & Dan Martin: Between Science and Superstition: Buildings & Fear via Zoom

Join Will Jennings, writer and visual artist, Jennifer Handorf, Academy Award winning producer and Dan Martin, special effects artist, for a nervous tiptoe through the architectural spaces of fear, looking at how built space is approached in film to put panic, trepidation and unease into audiences - not only while watching the film but out in the real world after leaving the cinema.

Tuesday 02 June

4:30pm - 5:30pm Urban Manifesto: Rohit Shinkre and Adam Walker via Facebook Live

Join Rohit Shinkre, Mumbai-based architect and academic, and Adam Walker, a UK entrepreneur reimagining urban places for the second of a new series of manifestos for a happier, healthier and liveable urban future as the world transitions from the COVID emergency into a new era. This conversation is focussed around ‘Streets as Places for Commerce and Culture’. The series is co-hosted by Lucy Bullivant, place strategist, author & founder of Urbanista.org and Prathima Manohar, founder of think-do-tank The Urban Vision.

5:30pm - 6:30pm Hanif Kara & Jennifer Bonner with Peter Carl, Viviana Muscettola, Gillies Retsin & Roz Barr via Zoom 

Hanif Kara (AKT II) Professor in Practice and Jennifer Bonner (MALL) Associate Professor of Architecture along with 14 graduate students at Harvard University Graduate School of Design return to present ideas on mass timber over two sessions, through the design of mid rise towers located in the American South. The studio titled “Mass Timber and the Scandinavian Effect” tackles questions of the aesthetics of wood and CLTBlanks. Seven projects completed during lockdown, will be a discussed in conversation with a panel including Peter Carl (Harvard GSD), Viviana Muscettola (Zaha Hadid Architects), Gillies Retsin (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) and Roz Barr (Roz Barr Architecture).

7pm - 8pm Alessandra Cianchetta in conversation with Keller Easterling, Salomon Frausto and Rafi Segal: The Future is Now via Zoom

Globalization, how it will evolve and what it will become, unprecedented displacements, a state of permanent crises - environmental, political and sanitary – the fast pace of technologies have radically modified the relationships between individuals, the notion of country-state, the anywhere and the somewhere or the in-between the different communities and the physical space we still inhabit. Join Alessandra Cianchetta with Keller Easterling (Yale Architecture), Salomon Frausto (The Berlage) and Rafi Segal (MIT) for a discussion on how architecture may imagine a new possible space for a public that is still to come, for provisional communities for whom the very notion of belonging (to a country, to a geographic area, to a community, to a defined gender) is constantly under shift.

Wednesday 03 June

5:30pm - 6:30pm Matthew Lloyd: Thinking Locally: An East London Practice via Zoom

Matthew Lloyd (Matthew Lloyd Architects) discusses the changing nature of architectural practice since the 1990s and the many buildings his practice created over several decades in the context of an ever-evolving east London. Notable projects include The Bourne Estate (2019) in Holborn and St Mary of Eton (2013) in Hackney Wick. Matthew will reflect on London's post Covid-19 climate, and how this extraordinary challenge reinforces 'thinking locally' as central to his firm’s work.

7pm - 8pm Charlotte Malterre-Barthes in conversation with Dubravka Sekulic: Dismantling the Master’s House: Bringing Intersectionality to the Architecture School via Zoom

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If design professions are to play a relevant role in future world-making, the disciplines must change. Yet architecture, for instance, is a notoriously conservative discipline that clings to traditional notions of mastery and individual creativity, maintaining hierarchical and patriarchal structures. Charlotte Malterre-Barthes presents a chronicle of the efforts to bring about change and awareness on gender and diversity at the Architecture Department of ETH Zurich. With comrad Dubravka Sekulic, they will discuss their joint effort to bring intersectionality to the architecture school, and how they hope to establish an ecology of practices that transform design disciplines in a responsive, urgent, and sustainable fashion.

Thursday 04 June

1pm - 2pm Walmer Yard Tour with Laura Mark viInstagram Live

Join Laura Mark, Keeper of Walmer Yard, presents a live video building tour of the cultural hub's four interlocking houses set around an open courtyard, designed and crafted by Peter Salter together with Fenella Collingridge. From the play of light, shadow and colour, to the intense celebration of materials and constantly fresh sequences of spaces, these houses celebrate what architecture can deliver at the domestic scale. The tour will be streamed live on the Architecture Foundation Instagram

5:30pm - 6:30pm Helen Thomas, Bart Decroos and Aslı Çiçek: Wasting Time with Drawings via Zoom

Asli Ciçek, Bart Decroos and Helen Thomas introduce the new edition of the Dutch magazine OASE #105: Practices of Drawing. Speculating on the value of time spent making and looking at drawings, they will investigate ideas of wasted, unproductive and freed time. They will be joined by Bart Decroos to open out the discussion into our current state of emerging lockdown, and to question what the relationship between the project and reality might be.

Friday 05 June

5pm - 6:30pm Tarots for Architects with Stefan Jovanović via Zoom

What is future of the built environment in a post-pandemic world? How can I win the next Stirling prize? What’s the best way to negotiate a delicate party-wall dispute with my neighbour? What should I draw next? For this one-off, live-streaming, cross-Atlantic extravaganza, architect-choreographer Stefan Jovanović invites dance-artist Katye Coe and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly (The Feath3r Theory) to read the Tarot for you. Questions will be randomly selected during the virtual séance and offered a reading in turn. Stefan will dance the sculptures through a multi-screen live-stream, while Raja and Katye offer a reading of what they see to be the answer. The best questions are the ones with a strong intention behind them, so ask away! Register your place here to submit a question.

7pm - 8pm Tapio Snellman: Timeremapping via Zoom

Scraping discarded film clips from the bottom drawer and screening others that have made the cut, architectural filmmaker Tapio Snellman shares his passion for disused buildings and ideas that give meaning to forgotten structures and failed cities. Images from Kolkata to Detroit and São Paulo to Manila present a chain of open-ended stories and architectural mysteries.


 
Bedtime Stories is a series of nightly readings from texts chosen to inspire our attempts at imagining after the health crisis. Curated by Alicia Pivaro, the programme draws on a pool of rotating readers. Every weekday night, 9pm - 9:30pm, on the Architecture Foundation Instagram Live.
 

Monday 01 June: Harriet Harriss

Harriet Harriss is an architect, author and dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York. She reads from 'The Sexual Politics of Meat' by Carol Adams. 

Tuesday 02 June: Will Jennings

Will Jennings is a writer and visual artist interested in the intersection of architecture with wider culture, economics, environment and politics. He reads 'The Waste Land' (1922) by T.S. Eliot.

Wednesday 03 JuneRoz Diamond

Roz Diamond is an architect, founder of Diamond Architects, and she currently teaches studio at the Nottingham University School of Architecture. She reads 'Drawing on Paper’, 'The Nature of Mass Demonstrations’, ‘Field’ from ‘John Berger Selected Essays’ (2001).

Thursday 04 June: Alicia Pivaro

Alicia Pivaro is an urbanist, community activist and artist working across disciplines and using participation and radical thinking to inform methods of urban and social change. She reads 'Anarchy in Action' by Colin Ward. 

Friday 05 June: Robert Sakula

Robert Sakula is a partner of London-based Ash Sakula Architects, which he founded with Cany Ash in 1994. He reads 'The Winter Journey' by Apsley Cherry-Garrard.


Submit a Proposal

Our only stipulations are that each contribution:
- is broadcast live
- is delivered for free
- lasts no longer than an hour
- accommodates interaction with the audience