Strange Harvest is a lecture that explores the idea of architecture as an expanded act. It explores how research, criticism and curation can be fundamental to architecture’s propositional nature and to the creation of built form. But equally how material and formal propositions can act as forms of research and criticism themselves.
The lecture will chart a story through the end of FAT and the emergence of Sam’s eponymous new practice Sam Jacob Studio - through projects from the Heerlijkheid Hoogvliet in Rotterdam to A Clockwork Jerusalem at the Venice Biennale and into a range of new projects.
Jacob’s talk will examine the relationship between architecture and wider culture and how connecting the two can produce an engaged and provocative form of architectural practice.
Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design whose work ranges from urban planning to buildings, from objects to more unquantifiable experiments in architecture. He is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, Director of Night School at the Architectural Association and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen. Previously, he was a founding director of FAT Architecture.
Lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Parking is available on campus at Gate 1 off Exposition Blvd.