Next Generation Forum

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Art and Architecture lead the way with Next Generation forum at Tate Britain

Approaches and aspirations for designing the built environment in the 21st century are explored in Next Generation Forum, a series of quick fire presentations chaired by Richard Cork on 17 April 2002. With a line-up of speakers including Will Alsop, Jon Rouse and Susanna Heron, issues surrounding the labelling of architecture as the New Art and artists as urban designers will be discussed by some of the biggest names in the business. The founding of Art and Architecture in 1982 heralded a new and diverse relationship between artists and architects. Twenty years on, issues such as the role of creative practitioners on urban regeneration schemes and the development of cross-boundary, multidisciplinary task forces are ever more pervasive and relevant, as will be demonstrated in these presentations. The Next Generation Forum will uncover many questions: can the elusive marriage between artists and architects ever be satisfactorily reached, or is it illusory, a hierarchy implicit in the design process. Can urban design professions learn anything from artists in applying regeneration schemes or is artists' usefulness confined to unlocking access to local communities. Are architects qualified to make 'Art statements' or should Artists be free to impose their personal vision on the public realm? Jon Rouse, Chief Executive of CABE says, "There is a growing danger, in the midst of modern procurement > processes, that the delight factor in architecture is being suffocated > by measurement methods that favour only tangible impacts. The artist and the architect are in the vanguard of the small number of troopsstill looking for space to create surprise, excitement and reflection within our built environment. Art and Architecture will remain the banner under which to rally."

Sponsored By Arts Council of England, CABE, Joanna Scott PR and North West Arts.
Venue: Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1
Date: Wednesday 17 April 2002 Tickets: £10 (£5 A&A Members) available on 020 7887 8888
Guest Speakers Chair Richard Cork, Author and Critic Jon Rouse, Chief Executive, CABE Sir Richard MacCormac, Architect, MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Graham Crowley, Painter and Professor of Painting, Royal College of Art Will Alsop, Architect, Alsop Architects Charles Jencks, Architect and Writer Susanna Heron, Artist Kathryn Findlay, Architect, Ushida Findlay David Mach, Sculptor, Professor of Sculpture, Royal Academy Schools Pierre d'Avoine, Pierre d'Avoine Architects Hugh Pearman, Architecture critic for Sunday Times and Chairman for the RSA Art for Architecture Award

Next Generation regional events
Bristol - 6pm Tuesday 9 April Venue: The Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA Contact: Mark Pearson 0117 922 1540

Speakers: Andrejz Blonski, David Caird of Ferguson Mann Architects, John Maine, Peter Fink of Art2Architecture, Jonathan Mosely + Sophie Warren and Mark Dunhill of UWE as Chair.

Manchester- 6pm Wednesday 10 April Venue: CUBE 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6FB Contact: Will Cunningham 0161 237 5525
Speakers: Graham Parker, Lorna Green, Peter Senior, Terry Eaton, Franz Otto Novotny and Tanja Jager, Ian Banks, Alistair Sutherland, Austin Smith Lord, Phillip Bincliff, Studio Baad and Jim Chapman as Chair.

London Wayforward RIBA Forum - 6.30pm Wednesday 8 May Venue: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London Tickets £5
Speakers: David Tremlett, Ben Johnson, Mark Davy of Future City, Peter Fink of Art2Architecture, Jason Prior of EDAW, MUF art/architecture, John Lyall, Ian Sharrat of PRS Architects, Ben Heywood of ACE, Wilfred Achille of Mode 1 Architects and Chair Dennis Sharp


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