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20 Jun 2014

5pm to 7pm

Chair: Oscar Brito
Panel: Nicolas Henniger (EXYZT); Eleanor Fawcett (Head of Design, London Legacy Development Corporation)Richard Reynolds (Guerilla Gardening); Oliver Wainwright (The Guardian)
Temporary interventions are well established as contemporary spatial practices in public spaces; however, where are the opportunities to achieve any real agency and long lasting impact?
The Decorators
A Talk by a Graduate Practice from MANE

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Oscar Brito, CSM
Oscar Brito is the Stage Leader for third-year students on BA Architecture: Space and Object, having led the Contextual Studies component of the same course for several years. Oscar is also a practicing architect with active projects in London, and a portfolio in Europe and the Far East; he maintains strong interest in the relationship between culture and design. 

Nicolas Henninger, EXYZT
Nicolas Henninger is a founding member of the anarchic architecture collective EXYZT, which formed in Paris in 2003. EXYZT's work could be described as participatory practice, embedding itself within the context of local communities and socio-cultural networks. Many of their projects have involved the collaborative building of temporary, yet high profile, spaces and structures. 

Eleanor Fawcett, LLDC
Eleanor Fawcett is Head of Design at LLDC (London Legacy Development Corporation, formerly the Olympic Park Legacy Company). She has been working strategically on urban issues in London since 2003, having joined then-mayor Ken Livingstone's Architecture and Urbanism Unit (later renamed Design for London). Her responsibilities include the delivery of sustainable value in the built environment — including homes, jobs and infrastructure — in the wake of the 2012 London Olympics. 

Richard Reynolds, Guerilla Gardening
Richard Reynolds is an author and activist; his focus is on enriching neglected public land and encouraging more people to do the same near where they live, inspite of municipal or institutional neglect. Richard cites London as a leading example of a place where sustainable direct action is appealing and successful, and where the urban population is both environmentally conscious and 'positively deviant'.
Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian
Oliver Wainwright is the architecture and design critic for The Guardian. Trained as an architect, he has worked for a number of practices, both in the UK and overseas, and written extensively on architecture and design for a wide variety of international publications. He is also visiting critic at several architecture schools.

The Decorators
The Decorators are an interdisciplinary group of practitioners working with space, designing experiences that invite people to engage with objects and architecture. Their projects involve architectural production performance, graphics and other techniques to alter spatial conditions; recent projects include the Chrisp Street Radio project in East London.