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London School of Architecture Show and Tell: Artful Architecture

Celebrated for the artistry of their work, Assemble and Charlotte Skene Catling discuss the craft of architecture with Richard Wentworth and Will Hunter at the London School of Architecture’s monthly Show and Tell Social.




Charlotte Skene Catling

Charlotte Skene Catling

Charlotte Skene Catling

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Tickets include entry to the Designs of the Year exhibition before the talk begins. Doors will open at 18:15. The Designs of the Year exhibition will be open for ticket holders to view between 18:15 and 19:00, and will then close. The talk will start at 19:00 and last for 1 hour 30 minutes. This event will be filmed and recorded for use on the Design Museum and London School of Architecture online and web platforms.

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Architecture was known as ‘the Mother of All Arts’. But today architects are increasingly treated, not as imaginative practitioners, but as mere service providers in thrall to the whims of the market. In such circumstances, is there still space for creativity and craft in contemporary architecture?

Exploring these issues through a presentation of their own work are Charlotte Skene Catling, whose Flint House won Grand Designs’ House of the Year 2015, and Assemble, who won the Turner Prize 2015. Following the talks, Richard Wentworth will join a panel discussion chaired by Will Hunter.

more about the speakers

Charlotte Skene Catling

Charlotte Skene Catling is a co-founder of Skene Catling de la Peña architects. Among a diverse range of creative activity, she has collaborated with Malcolm McLaren on a number of film scripts and is currently completing a research project on representation in architecture with the Royal College of Art and the Rothschild Foundation. Charlotte currently teaches at the Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT) in Germany.


Winner of the Turner Prize 2015, Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art. Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, Assemble has since delivered a diverse and award-winning body of work, whilst retaining a democratic and co-operative working method that enables built, social and research-based work at a variety of scales, both making things and making things happen.

Richard Wentworth

Richard Wentworth is an artist working primarily with sculpture and photography. Since the late 1960s, his work has been concerned with material, language and the ways that humans cope with their environment. Countering the trend towards gigantism in post-war British sculpture, his work has always found aesthetic merit in modest events and things. Wentworth's repurposing of everyday objects continues the language game of the ready-made, extending and inflecting it with precision and material sensitivity.

Will Hunter

Will Hunter is the Founder and Director of the London School of Architecture. He trained as an architect at the Bartlett, UCL and at the Royal College of Art. He was previously the executive editor of The Architectural Review and editor of the monthly magazines of The Architects’ Journal and Building Design.

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