London Festival of Architecture

Democratising the future narrative: an artist talk with Sitraka Rakotoniaina ‘On New Cultural Fictions’ at StudioRCA

15 June 2017

Sitraka Rakotoniaina will give an artist talk ‘On New Cultural Fictions’ at London’s StudioRCA on June 15.

The London-based artist and designer will speak about recent public research project Very Very Very Far Away made in collaboration with Andrew Friend and Jasmin Blasco that looks at “democratising future narratives and the dissemination of new cultural fictions.”

Looking at the relationship between people and technology, Rakotoniaina will expand on “the creation of machines, devices and installations” that inform his practice, and “the values and ideas that may pertain to future societies.”

The talk is held in relation to the London Festival of Architecture which runs June 1 to 30.

Visit the StudioRCA website for details.**

Sitraka Rakotoniaina. Courtesy the artist + StudioRCA, London.


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Kapital Architecture: “Commodity” @ LSE, Jun 19

16 June 2014

The third installment of the Kapital Architecture series, titled “Commodity”, is taking place at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on June 19.

The four-part debate series – hosted by LSE Cities in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture, and organized by the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art and When We Build Again – explores the relationship between architecture and capital through four key concepts spread over four debate installments.

June 19th’s “Commodity” installment investigates the commodification of architectural materials, processes, and techniques, looking at the history of the architectural form through a moderated debate with Katie Lloyd-Thomas (Lecturer in Architecture at Newcastle University) and Alex de Rijke (Dean of the School of Architecture at Royal College of Art and founding Director of the architectural practice dRMM). 

The last segment of the series, titled “Accumulation”, will take place at Legion TV on June 25.

See the When We Build Again site for details on all four installments. **


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