Public lectures and talks 2017-18

The Cass at Calcutta small annex

An annual series of public lectures and talks on a wide variety of topics taking place at The Cass during the 2017-18 academic year.

Archive of public lectures and talks

You can see details of older public lectures and talks in our archive:


Open Field - Lectures and Talks

Open Field 2017-18: Will Peck and Smári Róbertsson

29 September to 11 November 2017

Artists-in-residence at The Cass.

Open Field 2017-18: Jamie Jenkinson

11 November to 16 December 2017

Artist-in-residence at The Cass.

Open Field 2017-18

Artists residency at The Cass School of Art

The activity of Open Field provides insight into how artists practice.

Hothouse Talks - Lectures and Talks

Patrick Savile

Friday 20 October, 1.15–2pm

Selected Scenes From The Beginning Of The World, a Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk by Patrick Savile.

Amélie Barnathan

Friday 3 November, 1.15–2pm

The Cass Hothouse is excited to host its second talk by Amélie Barnathan.

Joe Prytherch

Friday 17 November, 1.15–2pm

Drawing pictures for money, a Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk by Joe Prytherch AKA Mason London.

Serena Wise

Friday 8 December, 1.15–2pm

The visual language of Fashion advertising through the lens of culture and storytelling, a Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk by Serena Wise.

Kellenberger–White

Friday 26 January 2018, 1.15–2pm

A Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk by Kellenberger–White.

Rachel Littlewood

Friday 9 February 2018, 1.15–2pm

Rees-o / Riz-o / Ry-so, a Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk by Rachel Littlewood.

The Paper Library - Mark Stansfield

Friday 23 February 2018, 1.15–2pm

The Paper Library, a Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk by Mark Stansfield.

Designing for National Theatre

Friday 13 April 2018, 1.15–2pm

Designing for National Theatre, a Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk by Ollie Winser.

Fiona Woodcock

Friday 27 April 2018, 1.15–2pm

Picture books; from initial idea to publication day, a Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk by Fiona Woodcock.

The Cass Hothouse talks 2017-18

Organised by Cass Visual Communication

The in-house research, illustration and design collective from the Visual Communication department at The Cass. The collective hosts talks, events and works on commissions.

Cass Cities - Lectures and Talks

Dr Agustina Martire

Wednesday 1 November, 2pm

The Death and Life of Public Streets, a lecture by Dr Agustina Martire.

StreetSpace Workshop

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November, 10am-6pm

What makes a good mixed use street? How can good streets be represented beyond the usual tools?

Cass Research Seminar One

Monday 20 November 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A

Matthew Barac and Paulo Moreira will speak on the topic of informal architecture in African cities.

Cass Research Seminar Two

Monday 27 November 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A

A Pecha-Kucha Night on the topic of Making/Drawing as Method.

Cass Research Seminar Three

Monday 4 December 2017 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A

PechaKucha night: picking a research topic.

ESTAR: The Form-givers lecture series

Thursday 18 January 2018, 6.30pm, The Wash Houses

ESTAR is an architecture, landscape and design studio established in 2011 by Aurora Armental Ruiz and Stefano Ciurlo Walker, based in Santiago de Compostela.

Cass Research Seminar Four

Monday 22 January 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A

Networks of Making and Habitation, two presentations from Lewis Jones and Mikey Baldwin.

Cass Research Seminar - An Architecture of Relationships

Monday 29 January 2018 at 6.30pm, in GSG-15A

An Architecture of Relationships is a Cass Unit 10 collaboration with Miyagi University and Higashimatsushima City Council, Japan (2013-16).

Cass Cities events

Led by Professor Mark Brearley and ably assisted by Dr Jane Clossick and Mr Colin O'Sullivan, Cass Cities is a research group and teaching unit at The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.

Cass Culture - Lectures and Talks

Colin Davies

Thursday 19 October 2017, 6.30–9pm

Book launch and talk by Colin Davies, the author of A New History of Modern Architecture.

Interiors Cinema Club

Thursdays, 5:30pm, GSB-01

Cass Interiors has organised a Cinema Club initially with a series of four films.

Tango! Free Dance Class

Friday 1 December, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

TANGO! A free dance class with Roy Bachelor, organised by Harriet McKay.

Book Launch - Loose Fit City

Thursday 15 February 2018, 6.30pm

Event invitation to the book launch of Loose Fit City by Maurice Mitchell and Bo Tang.

Cass Culture

Programme of events

Cass Culture is the event and writing platform of The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design.