Public Space Crawl with Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese
02:00pm, Saturday, 21 March 2020
04:00pm, Saturday, 21 March 2020
Meet outside the Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3ES
MMadeleine Kessler is a founding Director of Unscene Architecture and co-curator of the 2020 British Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale. Trained as an architect and structural engineer, she is an Associate Architect at Haptic Architects and was named one of RIBAJ’s 2019 Rising Stars. She sits on the National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group and Young Professionals Panel. Previously she worked at Haworth Tompkins, HHF Architekten and Studio Weave, on cultural and public realm projects including Battersea Arts Centre, St James’s Market Pavilion and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. She has taught and lectured at universities including the Architectural Association, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Sheffield and the University of London.
Manijeh Verghese is a founding Director at Unscene Architecture and co-curator of the 2020 British Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale. She is the Head of Public Programmes at the Architectural Association where she organises lectures, exhibitions, open seminars and other special projects for a diverse range of audiences. Manijeh is a seminar leader for the AA Professional Practice for Fifth Year course and the editor of the website AA Conversations. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. Over the past seven years, she has led postgraduate and undergraduate design studios at both the Architectural Association and Oxford Brookes University. She has worked for architecture practices including John Pawson and Foster + Partners, and has contributed to design publications such as Disegno and Icon, as well as think-tanks, books and peer reviewed journals.