Scaffold Episode 63: Asif Khan

The multifaceted designer Asif Khan gives a tour through his experimental studio in episode 63 of Scaffold.

Asif Khan is a designer of buildings, landscapes, exhibitions and installations. His recent work includes the master plan and entry portals to the 2020 Dubai Expo, and the new Museum of London with Stanton Williams and Julian Harrap. His studio was recently selected alongside Allies and Morrison to design the Barbican Centre refurbishment, and he is collaborating with David Adjaye, Theaster Gates and Mariam Kamara to transform Liverpool's Canning Dock in a project aiming to bring the history of the transatlantic slave trade into the public realm.

“It’s helpful sometimes to think that architecture is made up. All of this cannon, all of this writing, all of this schooling […] let’s just imagine it’s a religion of some sort that you’re operating within, but before that religion there were other religions, and so it’s about stepping outside of that world and seeing what else is possible.”

 

 

 

How to listen

Scaffold is a podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers. Hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and produced by the Architecture Foundation, it is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and most major podcast streaming platforms.

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