Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Here's the Heads Up #20

Building by ALA Architecture. Samuli Woolston speaks at NewNowNext

Hello and welcome to the 20th edition of Here's the Heads Up, giving you a rundown of some great architecture, design and cultural events and exhibitions in a place where I am, a place where I like or a place where I wish I was. This time I've got a selection of dates for your diary in Dublin and London in May and June. Enjoy!


Starting 1 May: Arduino workshops
Make Shop, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2
Science Gallery's Make Shop in Lincoln Place is offering a set of four workshops delivered with the Robot Foundry, giving you the chance to learn how to work with Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform. Book your space and buy your kit over on the Science Gallery website.

7 May: NewNowNext: Samuli Woolston
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 2
The Irish Architecture Foundation and Arup return with a new season of NewNowNext, a series of free talks by young architects doing great things in Ireland and internationally. Next up is Finn Samuli Woolston of ALA Architecture (pictured above) in the Samuel Beckett Theatre on 7 May, 6pm.

8 May: Beyond Noise and Silence: Listening for the City
Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Dublin 8
The third in a series of symposia presented by Dublin City Council with NCAD and the Goethe Institut, this event takes a look sound art, urban sound design and acoustic planning. Sounds mad.

13 and 14 May: Examining Eileen Gray - A Designer Architect Painter
IMMA, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
In advance of the public opening of Eileen Gray's restored E1027 villa in France, IMMA and Centre Pompidou are hosting a symposium on Gray and her work featuring screenings, discussions and speakers such as architectural historian and RIBA Gold Medallist Joseph Rykwert.

Hot Dog by Unlimited Shop. Part of Pick Me Up 2014


Until 5 May: Pick Me Up
Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA
Aiming to be the antithesis of the traditional art fair, Pick Me Up is now in its fifth year of presentation graphic arts, illustration and design for just over a week in Somerset House. Go along for talks, events and the chance to buy great affordable art, like the piece by Unlimited Shop above.

8 May: Architecture on Film: The Competition
Barbican Cinema 1, EC2Y 8DS
Accompanied by a Q&A with the director Angel Borrego and architect Jeremy Till, The Competition is a documentary looking behind the scenes while five starchitects compete to design the National Museum of Art of Andorra. It's screened as part of the Architecture Foundation's Architecture on Film series.

Until 18 May: Martino Gamper: design is a state of mind
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
Italian designer Martino Gamper has guest curated an exhibition in the Serpentine's Sackler gallery exploring function and emotional attachment in design, gathering objects from the 1930s to the present day, mixing design icons with Ikea products and everything in between.

Until 23 May: Made in Arts London: Bigger, Brighter, BolderUAL Showroom, High Holborn, WC1V 7EY
A Students' Union initiative at UAL, Made in Arts London promotes and sells the work of current students and recent graduates. Bigger, Brighter, Bolder celebrates the project's second birthday by exhibiting great work across a range of disciplines.

De Natura Fossileum by Formafantasma, showing at Gallery Libby Sellers

Until 12 June: De Natura Fossilium
Gallery Libby Sellers, Berners Street, WlT 3NB
Studio Formafantasma exhibits a series of furniture pieces made from rhyolite, a volcanic rock rich in silica (the main component of glass), making it a moldable, blowable, weavable material scarcely used to its full potential today. Pictured above.

2, 9, 16 and 30 June: Looking at London
Royal Academy, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD
The Royal Academy presents a series of talks looking at the past, present and future of London. The highlight for me will be filmmaker Patrick Keiller on 16 June.

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