Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Nostalgia for the Future
This lecture was hosted by Simon Herron who is a lecturer at Greenwich University. He is a expert at assisting students with finding their creativity and by the end of the talk I was left just wanting to sketch. Simon had also worked in the Bartlett School of Architecture and through the lecture he presented work from previous students which were like nothing I have ever seen before. Many of the pieces of work contained miniature sculptures with immense detail and insane inspiration. The image shown below represents all the patents that have been bought by large corporations to protect their own products. The squares leaving the surface are the patents being released back to the world.
Simons father Ron had been one of the leading architects in Archigram which revolutionised architecture in the 60's and early 70's. Their futuristic concepts are starting to be really utilised now within responsive architecture. They challenged the architecture of the time as a attempt to break monotonous designs of the 60's and their work still inspires some current projects.