City Crit: Modern Finsbury Housing, March 2020
11:00am, Sunday, 29 March 2020
01:30pm, Sunday, 29 March 2020
Meet at the Somers Town Coffee House, 60 Chalton St, Somers Town, London NW1 1HS
Emma Filippides is a published architectural historian with a particular interest in the domestic interior as a route towards interrogating wider questions of identity, material culture, social practices and economic conditions. In both an independent capacity, and in her prior experience working with New London Architecture, Emma has co-edited and designed research publications and curated architectural exhibitions, symposia and public programmes. Emma has recently relocated from London to Belgium where she works in collaboration with architecture and curatorial practice Veldwerk in Ghent as a designer–researcher.
Ben Rea has a particular interest in the cultural and social role of the architect as both critic and enabler. He is a UK and Swiss-trained architect and illustrator and has taught a number of summer schools and workshops across Europe, including the European Architecture Students Assembly, the RIBA ambassadors programme and School of Speculation. He developed experience with social housing, building re-use and community arts projects while working in London for Haworth Tompkins and Citizens Design Bureau. Ben currently works at Robbrecht en Daem architecten in Ghent, Belgium and is simultaneously engaged in independent architectural research with Caravana, a performing arts charity based in Sardinia.