Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture 2018: The Changing Face of Architecture

Date: 20-Sep-18 to 20-Sep-18
Location: Royal Institute of British Architects / United Kingdom
Category: Travel & Tourism Culture, Society & Lifestyle

The annual Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture raises vital funds for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which works to inspire and support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in the career of their choice.

This year’s lecture is co-curated by RIBA and The [204] Design Collective. Speakers will discuss the impact of the voice of youth in redefining alternative methods of architectural practice, and share thoughts on identity, diversity, equality, and their relationship to architecture and the city.

Speakers include:

Akil Scafe-Smith and Gameli Ladzekpod, founders of RESOLVE, an interdisciplinary design collective that looks towards the synthesis of architecture, engineering, technology and art to address multi-scalar social challenges.

Abigail Patel and Selasi Setufe, from the Future Architects Network. Abigail is RIBA National Council Student Representative and an outspoken advocate for the need for young people to have a strong voice within the architectural community. Selasi is founder of creative start-up Crystal Design Studies and Co-Vice President of Students and Associates at RIBA.

Ahnansé, founder of music collective Steam Down. Ahnanse’s musical development has been tied in with questions of how creativity contributes to the world and society.

Chair: Kieran Yates, Journalist and Broadcaster reporting on culture, news and politics.

Following the panel discussion, music collective Steam Down will perform live with stage design provided by The [204] Design Collective. There will also be an opportunity to explore work by the Trust’s 2018 bursary award winners, whom the Trust is supporting on their journey to become architects.

Guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival before hearing the panel discussion. Also included in the ticket price is bowl food by award-winning chef Anthony Cumberbatch from AC Lab.

All monies raised will go to support the work of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

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