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Constructing Realities - Urban Surveillance

27 February 18:30 - 20:30
Organized by: The Bartlett School of Architecture
Venue: , UCL at Here East
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E15 2GW

Artists and researchers Henrietta Williams and Merijn Royaards share their short-film collaboration, Aeronautica, exposing the gradual dominance of our aerial landscape from surveillance, whilst also touching on the alluring beauty this new viewpoint provides. Following a screening of the film, Henrietta and Merijn discuss the production of the work, the nature of their audio-visual collaboration, and the possibilities that film making offers to extend architectural research methods into new forms of artist practice. 


Constructing Realities is an informal lecture series with speakers invited to explore the current trends in the making, process and design of our built environment, looking at how new technologies are shaping the future of the spaces around us. Lectures include themes of fabrication, bio-technologies, forensic architecture and a critical look at the algorithms and political uses of architecture and data.


We will hear from artists, architects, designers, scientists and other interdisciplinary practitioners who are at the fore-front of their industry and understand how different disciplines influence and challenge the thinking of other practices.


This series is discursive and offers opportunities for students, academics, industry professionals and the wider public to learn from and question the people who are constructing the realities we inhabit.


This event is generously supported by Populous.