The Lignacite Lecture 2018
Tuesday 16th October – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
followed by a reception
The Lilian Baylis Studio | Sadlers Wells Theatre | Clerkenwell | London | EC1R 4TN
A talk by Niall McLaughlin and Kim Wilkie
The mythical state of man living in nature never existed. We have always significantly altered and managed our landscapes for practical and symbolic reasons. We will explore the relationship between man and cultivated land, how this shaped our world and gave rise to the possibility of architecture. We will explore the future of our relationship with nature in these islands’.
Niall McLaughlin was educated in Dublin and studied architecture at University College Dublin. He worked for Scott Tallon Walker for four years and established his own practice in London in 1990. Niall designs buildings for education, culture, health, religious worship and housing. He won Young British Architect of the Year in 1998 and received the RIBA Charles Jencks Award for Simultaneous Contribution to Theory and Practice in 2016.
Niall exhibited in the Venice Biennale in 2016 and 2018.
Niall is Professor of Architectural Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Niall McLaughlin Architects recent project the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre for Worcester College in Oxford has also been shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize.
Kim Wilkie is a landscape architect and environmental planner with projects across the Americas to Europe and Russia. Kim’s first degree was history and he specialises in reading the patterns and stories of the land as inspiration for new design. Kim teaches at the University of California, Berkeley and has sat on a number of government bodies, including the Mayor of London’s Public Realm Advisory Group and the Royal Parks Advisory Board. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2002 and made a Royal Designer for Industry in 2009.
Current projects include the redesign of the grounds for the Natural History Museum in London and a new city for 250,000 people planned around 2 miles of agricultural terraces in the Omani desert.
|2017||Sir Jeremy Dixon, Peter Millican, Rob Harris||Art and Acoustics||King’s Place, London|
|2016||Eric Parry RA and Vivien Lovell||Collaborations in Art and Architecture||Royal College of Physicians, London|
|2013||Professor Doug King||Building on Evolution||The Royal Society in London|
|2012||Michael Pawlyn||Biomimicry and the Ecological Age||Royal College of Physicians, London|
|2011||Roger Hawkins, HAWKINSBROWN
Julian Robinson, CROSSRAIL
|The CrossRail Journey||Royal College of Physicians, London|
|2009||Alex de Rijke – Architect
dRMM & Richard Woods – Artist
|Truth to Materials and Other Untruths||Royal College of Physicians, London|
|Crossing Borders||Royal College of Physicians, London|
|Colour is Communication||Tanaka Business School, Imperial College, London|
|2005||Sir Terry Farrell
Professor David Mach
|The Relationship between Art & Architecture||The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London|
Roger Ridsdill Smith
|High Society||30 St Mary Axe, London|
|Rules of Engagement||LSO St Luke’s Church, London|
|Less is More||The Royal College of Surgeons, London|
|The Art of Work||The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, London|
|Web of Life||Leiths, London Zoo, Regents Park|