Celebration Week 2018: Thursday 22 February

Cass Architecture - Postgraduate

Students presenting work-in-progress from Architecture MA, Design for Cultural Commons MA, Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2) (now Architecture RIBA 2 MArch), Examination in Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA Part 3), MA by Project and Architecture and Urbanism MA courses.

Invited Critics

Lisa Shell

Principal, Lisa Shell Architects

Lisa Shell founded Lisa Shell Architects in 1998 after formative years at O’Donnell and Tuomey, Zombory-Moldovan Moore, and Barbara Weiss. Educated at Cambridge University and the AA, she taught at Cambridge, Sheffield and Kingston, and has examined the professional practice course (RIBA Part 2) at LondonMet.  With expertise in building conservation and related campaigning, the work of the practice remains broad ranging. Recent projects include the award-winning 'Redshank' - a cork-clad house in Essex, a new restaurant and offices in Hackney, and a limestone wine-store in Derbyshire.

Eugene Asse

Dean of the MARCH Architectural School in Moscow.

Shumi Bose

Senior Lecturer, Central St Martins

Co-curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2016 and Senior Lecturer at Central St Martins. Shumi Bose is an architectural writer, historian, editor and teacher. She is responsible for coordinating Contextual Studies for BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects. She also teaches history and theory at the Architectural Association and works in an editorial capacity at Blueprint Magazine and Strelka Press. She has previously held editorial positions at Afterall, the Architects Journal and Volume Magazine. Additionally, she has acted as a freelance curator for the British Council and as a curatorial assistant at Storefront for Art and Architecture. In 2012 she was a curatorial collaborator for the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, Common Grounds and has co-edited ‘Common Ground: A Critical Reader’ and Jeurgen Teller’s ‘Common Ground in Photographs’.

Visiting Guests

Dr Giulia Setti

Adjunct Professor in Architectural Design, Politecnico di Milano

Giulia Setti is an architect with a PhD in Architectural and Urban Design. She teaches at a number of levels at Milan Polytechnic, and conducts research into regeneration and the transformation of industrial buildings and urban tissue and buildings with the strategic aim of restoring identity to abandoned sites.

Peter di Sabatino

Visiting Professor in Product, System, Service Design, Politecnico di Milano

Peter Di Sabatino, an architect licensed in California, is a Visiting Professor at Milan Polytechnic. He previously served as Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah, and as Chair of the Department of Environmental Design at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. A key interest of his is in the seamless design of environments and experiences.

Cass Theatre and Performance

Students presenting work-in-progress from Theatre and Film Production Design BA and Theatre and Performance Practice BA courses.


Adrian Berry

Adrian Berry is Artistic Director of Jacksons Lane Theatre, London, one of the UK’s leading venues for contemporary performance, and the UK’s leading venue for contemporary circus. He has produced and co-produced some 20 circus productions over the last 8 years which have toured nationally and internationally. He is a member of The Roundhouse programming panel, and a co-curator of the London International Mime Festival. He has written & directed many productions including From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads (three UK tours, London, Edinburgh) Dye Young/Stay Pretty (Edinburgh, London, Australia), Jack Pleasure (Edinburgh & London) and national tours of work by Samuel Beckett, Vaclav Havel and David Mamet, also collaborating on productions with Hanif Kureishi & Steven Berkoff, and had a critically acclaimed adaptation of Lee Hall’s Spoonface Steinberg at the Adelaide Festival in Australia. Adrian writes for publications including God is in the TV Zine & Total Theatre, and performs & records with the band Alberteen who recently had a session on BBC 6 Music. He was previously Artistic Director of the Bull Theatre, Trinity Theatre and has been a creative programmer for the National Theatre, Albany Theatre and New Wolsey Theatre.

Public talk

Seven "Π" words: the short architectural vocabulary by Professor Eugune Asse, Moscow School of Architecture.

6.30pm, Thursday 22 February, The Wash Houses.

There are several words, or categories, one architect uses more often in discussing architecture. Once I realized that most important words in my personal architectural vocabulary start with Russian letter П (Pe). In this lecture I will talk of the meaning in my life and practice of just seven words from my "П" dictionary, such as public, memory, simplicity, poetry, details, product and enlightenment.

Anastasia Stan

News details

Date Thursday 22 February 2018
PG Architecture, 10am-5pm
The Wash Houses
Theatre and Performance, 2-5pm
Calcutta House Annex
Public talk Seven "Π" words: the short architectural vocabulary, 6.30pm
The Wash Houses

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