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Sir Banister Fletcher Visiting Professorship

Joseph Grima is an architect, writer and researcher based between New York and Genoa. He is a partner at Space Caviar, an architecture and research studio based in Genoa, Italy, operating at the intersection of design, technology, politics and the public realm, and director of the Ideas City program at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. He was previously the editor-in-chief of Domus magazine and director of Storefront for Art and Architecture. In 2014 he was appointed co-curator of the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest exhibition of contemporary architecture in the history of North America. He has taught and lectured widely at universities in Europe, Asia and America, including Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow under the direction of Rem Koolhaas. He is currently a Unit Master at the Architectural Association. As part of their Visiting Professorship at The Bartlett School of Architecture Joseph Grima and Dan Hill will give two Sir Banister Fletcher Lectures and run two week-long studios with MArch Urban Design students, around the theme of ‘The Incomplete City’ with Marco Ferrari, exploring adaptive, iterative approaches to urban design, planning and development.

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Sir Banister ‘Flight’ Fletcher (1866–1953) was an English architect and architectural historian. He trained at King’s College London and University College London, and joined his father’s practice (also Sir Banister Fletcher) in 1884, also studying at the Royal Academy Schools, the Architectural Association, and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Father and son co-authored the seminal textbook A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method. In his will, he left a bequest to The Bartlett School of Architecture inaugurating an annual student prize, the Sir Banister Fletcher Prize Medal, in memory of his father, brother and himself, and a bequest to provide funds for an academic chair, now inaugurated as a Visiting Professorship. This year’s Sir Banister Fletcher Visiting Professors are Joseph Grima and Dan Hill. Dan Hill is an Associate Director at Arup, where he is Head of Arup Digital Studio. A designer and urbanist, Hill has previously held leadership positions at Fabrica in Italy, SITRA in Finland, Arup in Australia, and Future Cities Catapult, Monocle and the BBC in the UK. Dan is also an adjunct professor in Design and Communication at RMIT University (Melbourne) and in Architecture at UTS (Sydney), and has taught at Goldsmiths, University of London, Politecnico di Milano, University of Sydney, Aalto University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and many others. Published writing includes Dark Matter & Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary (Strelka Press, 2012), as well as numerous pieces for books, journals, magazines and websites, including Architectural Design journal, Volume, Domus, A+U and Dezeen. He has produced the groundbreaking and highly influential blog City of Sound since 2001.

MArch Architectural Design (AD) 2016  

A comprehensive review of the work produced by students on the MArch Architectural Design (AD) 2015-16 programme at The Bartlett School of A...

MArch Architectural Design (AD) 2016  

A comprehensive review of the work produced by students on the MArch Architectural Design (AD) 2015-16 programme at The Bartlett School of A...