We've all been there: a panel of similar designers with similar views taking it in turns to talk at length about their similar work – too polite, too deferential, too dull. At best they are lukewarm love-ins, critically impotent, elitist and stuffy. Turncoats is a shot in the arm. Framed by theatrically provocative opening gambits, a series of free debates will rugby tackle six fundamental issues facing contemporary practice with a playful and combative format designed to ferment open and critical discussion, turning conventional consensus on its head.

The project has been curated by Phineas Harper, Maria Smith and Robert Mull, and is hosted by The Cass, supported by The Architecture Foundation and Media Partner Dezeen.

Lectures from:

Quit Architecture Now  5 November 2015
Consultation Con 12 November 2015
Vanity Publishing 26 November 2015
The Gender Agenda TBA 
Ornament is Crime is Crime TBA
Toss Posh Tosh TBA

For full details about the lectures and to book visit the Turncoats website.

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Venues Turncoats talks start at 6.30pm at the former Women's Library, Calcutta House.
All except for the Vanity Publishing talk which starts 7pm at Second Home,
68-80 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL
Website turncoats.uk