Next Wednesday the 4th of May, KADK invites you to the lecture with outstanding Professor Sir Peter Cook (architect) RA, founder of radical experimentalist group Archigram. Awarded the RIBA’s highest award, the Royal Gold Medal and knighted by the Queen. The inspirational and worth visiting lecture:
KADK is proud to welcome Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, founder of Archigram, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College, London.
Peter Cook’s continuing work as a lecturer of considerable renown makes him a familiar voice within cultural institutions around the world, where many have enjoyed an opportunity to hear him expound upon his love affair with the slithering, the swarming and the spooky.
Presenting his lecture The stuff of dreams in his own words:
THE DREAM OF PHYSICAL METAMORPHOSIS
THE METAMORPHOSIS OF AN IDEA
THE DREAM IOF SLITHERING
THE DREAM OF MELTING
THE DREAM OF FLYING
THE DREAM OF OVERGROWTH
THE DREAM OF THE THREE DIMENSIONAL CITY
THE DREAM OF THE HIDEY-HOLE
THE MAGIC OF THE GADGET
BEING FASCINATED BY THE UGLY AND THE SILLY
PEOPLE AND STUFF
He has from the very beginning made waves in architectural circles, however, it is in the last few years that the construction of his arts building in Graz, Austria (the Kunsthaus, AKA The Friendly Alien) has brought his work to a wider public, a process set to continue with the construction of the Vienna Business and Economics University’s new law faculty and Bond Univeristy in Australia’s new School of Architecture.
Peter Cooks’s achievements with radical experimentalist group Archigram have been the subject of numerous publications and public exhibitions and were recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2004, when members of the group were awarded the RIBA’s highest award, the Royal Gold Medal.
In 2007, Peter was knighted by the Queen for his services to architecture.
The lecture is open for everybody, free og charge and held in english.
53 København K
'The idea is based on a kind of parody of the former Socialist building style. They used to build whole cities where each house was designed identically to create cheap housing for workers. These blocks were so similar that in Soviet times, you could easily wake up at a friends place in another city and still feel like you are in your flat. Even the furniture was the same' - [by] Sergej Hein. ... See MoreSee Less