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Thu 7 May 2020
19:00 - 20:00


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What will our workplaces of the future look like? How ‘remote’ will our practices and office spaces become? What are the benefits and pitfalls of being digitally close, but geographically distant?

In the first of our reflections on life beyond the pandemic, architect and broadcaster Piers Taylor examines Resilient Practice.

Piers will discuss his own mode of practice – his ‘studio’ has been geographically dispersed for a number of years – and call for a new approach that combines localism with globalism to engage with the near and the far. Tackling not only practice but training, Piers looks at how academic institutions must adapt into more flexible and open structures to survive.

He addresses the limits of the current UK practice model; economically, culturally and creatively and will discuss the opportunities that lockdown has provided to consider a more humane and resilient model.



Piers Taylor is a RIBA award winning architect and broadcaster, currently inspiring our lockdown with BBC series The £100K House: Tricks of the Trade. Piers founded two architectural practices – Mitchell Taylor Workshop and Invisible Studio. Piers is a former Design Fellow at the University of Cambridge, external examiner at Arts University, Bournemouth and the Convener of Studio in the Woods.