Crowds and …

Join us online on 4th November at 15.00 for our next research event which marks the initial stages of a new project exploring a contemporary reimagining of the crowd. We will hear from CSNI’s Simon Terrill and guest speaker Jane Hall from Assemble. Jane will introduce Legacy Russell’s text Glitch Feminism in the context of her architectural research and Simon will outline his work on crowds and introduce the Networked Crowds platform hosted on the CSNI site, before opening up for discussion that we hope will feed into the padlet.

Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power (extracts)
Legacy Russell, Glitch Feminism (chapter 1)

Dr. Jane Hall is the inaugural recipient of the British Council Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship (2013) and founding member of the London architecture collective Assemble. Jane completed a PhD at the Royal College of Art (2018), where her research looked at the legacy of Modernist architects working in both Brazil and the UK. Her particular focus is on interdisciplinary practice between artists and architects, and the emergence of alternative methods for architectural design. Jane is author of the book Breaking Ground, Architecture by Women (Phaidon, 2019).

Assemble formed in 2010 and has built a reputation for championing collaborative working practices, in particular working with the public as participants in a range of ongoing design projects. Working across the fields of art, architecture and design, Assemble were the unexpected winners of the 2015 Turner Prize.

Simon Terrill teaches on the BA Photography degree at LSBU and is a Somerset House Studios resident artist. His work has been exhibited in museums and public galleries including Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, National Portrait Gallery London, Samstag Museum Adelaide, QUT Museum Brisbane, Ian Potter Museum Melbourne, Royal Academy London, amongst others. The Brutalist Playground, a collaboration with Assemble was commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects and toured internationally (2015 -2019).