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The Department is delighted to announce that the General Board has elected Patrick Keiller as the Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor of Urban Design for 2017-18, assigned to the Department of Architecture

last modified Jun 21, 2017 01:53 PM

Patrick Keiller announcement

Patrick Keiller succeeds Richard Sennett as the distinguished Visiting Professor.

François Penz, Head of the Department of Architecture from October 2017, writes:

Patrick Keiller is an eminent filmmaker, writer, artist and exhibition curator with an international reputation. He originally trained as an architect at the Bartlett (UCL), and was later a lecturer in architecture and fine art; he has also held research positions, most recently at the Royal College of Art (2007-10, The Future of Landscape and the Moving Image; 2002-05, The City of the Future) – resulting in films, exhibitions, as well as numerous publication and books.

Patrick plans to use his residence in Cambridge to progress a project researching the UK’s recent development and possible futures, studying its urban and rural landscapes and considering – among other things – novel forms of settlement that may be of relevance to Cambridge. This research will form the basis of his departmental seminars and public lecture – and will hopefully contribute to a future film or publication. Patrick needs little introduction but for those less familiar with his work, please explore these links related to some past projects:

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/patrick-keiller-robinson-institute   

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/mar/30/patrick-keiller-robinson-tate-exhibition 

http://www.lrb.co.uk/2014/01/20/will-self/the-frisson

June 2017