Design Directions: Vidler, Stangeland, Fior, Coates, Vriesendorp
Monday 13 March 2017, 15pm

Nigel Coates

Nigel Coates, Caffè Bongo, Tokyo, 1988. Graphite, acrylic and oil pastel on paper, 420 x 590 mm.

Monday 13 March 2017, 1–5pm
Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High Street
London W8 6AG

How does design happen? Anthony Vidler, Liza Fior, Siv Helene Stangeland, Nigel Coates and Madelon Vriesendorp present five methodologies, hosted by the London School of Architecture and Drawing Matter. 

Siv Helene Stangeland, Invisible Lines, 2015 IN SET

Siv Helene Stangeland, Invisible Lines, 1995. Pencil on paper, 1100 x 600 mm. © The architect.

Architecture is the nexus of all disciplines, sitting between the humanities and sciences and ranging from personal experience to environmental performance. Today architects must synthesise a staggering array of issues to create successful architecture and cities. And just as finance, politics and ecology all shape architecture, so too must designers make these invisible forces visible within their work.

How can designers bring these complex and often competing requirements into their work successfully? Design Directions, an event produced in partnership with the London School of Architecture and Drawing Matter, explores alternative ways to develop design, presenting five complementary approaches:

Anthony Vidler – Beyond the Diagram
Siv Helene Stangeland– Relational Design
Liza Fior – Urban Observation
Nigel Coates – Narrative Architecture
Madelon Vriesendorp – Meaning and Metaphor