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Liam Young, 26 01 14


Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today’s Liam Young will be doing a live storytelling performance of ‘Brave New Now’ for Central Saint Martins Spatial Practices Public Lectures series on January 30th 2014 at 6pm room E003. He will present a storytelling walking tour through the Brave New Now, an imaginary city, extrapolated from the wonders and possibilities of emerging biological and technological research. A place found somewhere between the real and the imagined, both achingly familiar and exceedingly strange, stitched together from fragments of distant landscapes and speculative designed fictions. the event is free and open to the public.

 

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Darryl Chen, 03 03 13


Darryl Chen of Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today will be chairing a live thinktank as part of the Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture. The event draws together experts from the fields of urbanism, planning, branding and development economics to explore the making of a radical entrepreneurial village on the outskirts of London. The event takes as its provocation the New [Socialist] Village project featured at the British Pavilion for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, and currently being exhibited at RIBA London.

Comprising the thinktank is: Wouter Vanstiphout (Crimson); Beatrice Galilee (Lisbon Triennale/Domus/BBC), Finn Williams (Croydon Council/Commonoffice); Adam Scott (FreeState); Dr Paul Evans (UK Regeneration); and Levent Kerimol (GLA/DesignForLondon).

Thursday 14 March 6pm / Architectural Association

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Darryl Chen, 05 02 13


Offering architectural prozac for what could be a depressing month of february, Darryl Chen presents his picks this month as guest editor of the London Architecture Diary. Events swing from the bipolar extremes of global and local; natural and artificial; past and future; tasteful and well, less tasteful….

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Darryl Chen, 28 10 12


Darryl Chen will be speaking at the Stylus Trend Day on Thursday 8 November 2012. The event is a cross-disciplinary open discussion mining selected brains and charting future trends.

Stylus provides inspirational and informative research and relates it to prevailing consumer trends, acting as a catalyst to push the design industries to new levels. How companies apply this to their brands and product categories will change the game forever.

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Liam Young, 21 09 11


Liam YOung will be presenting on September 21st as part of Young London: The Best Design of 2011 at the Gopher Hole in London.

“The Gopher Hole and Anna Bates have selected the best projects of the year by some of the most talented young designers in London. Each studio will have 10 minutes to present their work and discuss their ideas. Speakers include architects, graphic designers, product designers and many people who work across disciplines from all over the city.”

Reserve your free seats: rsvp@holygopher.com

Keep reading for the evenings lineup of speakers. (more…)

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Darryl Chen, 23 03 11


Darryl Chen and Liam Young have been invited to a panel of emerging practices to discuss how ‘the emerging generation is changing the practice of architecture”. The event at the Gopher Hole this thursday 24 March is organised by RIBA’s Building Futures thinktank who have recently published a document about the future of the profession. Joining TTT on the evening will be Aberrant Architecture, Feilden Fowles, Ple architecture, Feix&Merlin, The Assembly and Greyworld.

TTT’s model of a thinktank as a legitimate model of design practice short-circuits the traditional client-architect relationship in order to be free to explore the consequences of fantastic, perverse and underrated urbanisms. We reject the notion of the competition as an effective means of producing and disseminating work, instead self-initiating projects that explore social and technological phenomena with all the critical tools of design. We exist as a nexus among a cloud of specialists whom we work with on demand. These specialists include interaction designers, technologists, programmers, animators, fiction authors, scientists, policy writers, business consultants, and you!

Gopher Hole, 350-354 Old Street EC1V 9NQ
Thursday 24 March 2011 7.00pm

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Liam Young, 01 03 11


At 6.45pm Thursday 3rd March Liam Young will be speaking as part of the London Southbank’s OS3 talk series titled ‘Maverick Practices’. 

The third OS lecture series seeks to bring together a diversity of individuals, discourses and practices that explore the limits and boundaries of both their practice and their practices as a designer whilst proposing new paradigms for the future. The individuals contributing to the series have all contributed to expand and stretch traditional definitions of their subject. The term ‘Maverick’ is not understood to be merely as an individual who does not conform but as a powerful agent for change and transformation. Past presenters include AMID* Cero9, Didier Faustino, Dunne and Raby, Peter Cook etc…

Liam will be expanding on his 2010 Venice Biennale presentation ‘Robot Monsters!’. The event is held in the Event Theatre, The keyworth Centre London Soutbank University.

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Liam Young, 18 10 10


After winning last years RIBA presidents medals with a project from their 08/09 studio ‘Necessary Monsters‘ set in the Galapagos Islands Liam Young and Kate Davies’ 09/10 ‘End of the World and Other Bedtime Stories’ has been named one of the top 10 London architecture units by the Architectural Review. Set in the Arctic Circle the studio’s Department of Intangible Technology has encoded the ephemera of web 2.0 into data fossils that calcify on our own bones and are etched into the layers of glacial ice. Their illegal biology unit has cultivated a psychedelic mushroom farm in which to drown our sorrows and in our department of climatology a hanging community squats a waterfall as a protest for water rights and a weather sensitive landscape broadcasts the song of a dying world. Projects will be posted on TTT shortly and you can read the brief below.

Stay tuned for their 10/11 Unknown Fields Division studio ‘Never Never Lands: Prospecting in Dreamtime‘ set in the mining landscapes of outback Australia.  Also look out for the launch of their new AA summer travelling studio ‘Unknown Fields’- a collaboration with Phillips Design probes, Volume Magazine et al. (more…)

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Liam Young, 28 06 10


At 2pm 29th June Liam Young will be speaking at the Futurising event in London. Chaired by Blueprint Magazine the event will be a gloves off showdown between online and print media in a battle for self publishing supremacy. Other panelists are Adrian Shaughnessy author of How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul and Colin Davies, former editor of the Architects Journal. We will typically be ambiguosly falling between camps extolling the virtues of physical blogs.

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Liam Young, 22 11 09


On Wednesday 25th November Liam Young from Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today will be hosting the UK launch of BIG’s archicomic ‘Yes Is More’ at the Architectural Association. The book is an architecture monograph rendered as a cartoon strip with director Bjarke Ingels cast as comic superhero as he bounds through the bash, zap, pow bubbles of BIG’s kinky constructions. Duelling with the ‘Arch’ villains of planning regulators, developers and the gloom of global recession the spirited Bjarke always seems to win the day,  squeezing humour from bureaucracy and spinning tall tales of wide eyed optimism and poptastic manifestos of yes yes yes.   The event kicks off at 7pm with a lecture from Bjarke Ingels followed by discussion and a FREE bar. The book will be on sale for a special launch price and the whole gig is open to the public. A video of the event will be archived online here later in the week.

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Liam Young, 05 11 09


Liam Young from Tomorrows Thoughts Today is curating an exhibition and lecture on the work by the maverick ‘architect’ Mas Yendo.

Salvaged from the wreckage, Mas’ artifacts are evidence of a near future where labyrinthine, steel filaments mesh together like roots of an overgrown tree, mechanical elements bulge from decrepit structures, naked pipes wrap around each other in bondage. Loose wires, rusted steel panels, chipped paint, layered walls and the assimilation of organic entity and machine capture the essence of this city. Born in 1957 in Tokyo, Japan, his experimental works have been compiled in his monograph Ironic Diversions, published by Springer/Wien through Lebbeus Woods’  Research Institute of Experimental Architecture. He currently lives and works in New York City.

The exhibition titled E-X PROSTHESIS will be a collection of his extraordinary objects made from hacked military model kits and accompanying graphite drawings. Mas will give a lecture at 6.30 in the UCL Darwin lecture theater before opening the exhibition in the Bartlett School of Architecture Lobby Gallery.

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Darryl Chen, 08 10 09


Darryl Chen and Liam Young will be moderating a panel session at this year’s upcoming Festival of Urbanism, organized by the crew at This Is Not A Gateway. TTT will be joined by a cast of emerging and seasoned urbanists to discuss Productive Dystopia, or An Architecture of Unintended Consequences. Also on the panel will be Austin Williams (Future Cities Project); Karl Sharro (ManTowNHuman); Tomas Klassnik (Klassnik Corporation); Elena Pascolo and Alex Warnock-Smith (Urban Projects Bureau, Architectural Association); Finn Williams (Common Office); and Amin Taha (Amin Taha Architects). The night promises to be a lively one as we consider alternate ways of conceiving of the urban project beyond the blindly optimistic and optimistically futile. Spaces are free but with limited places on the night. 19.30 Friday Oct 23 Hanbury Hall, Spitalfields E1 6QR.

TINAG creates platforms for emerging academics, activists, human rights canvassers, artists, youth workers, filmmakers, architects, students and more, whose point of departure is the city.

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Liam Young, 22 09 09


If you’re in London this Wednesday 23rd September Liam Young will be speaking at the Launch for the first issue of the Bookazine Beyond: Short Stories on the Post Contemporary. The first volume is themed Scenarios and Speculations and includes contributions from Bruce Sterling, SuperStudio, Wes Jones, Aaron Betsky, Sam Jacob, Shumon Basar and many more. The event will begin with a presentation on Urban Fictions by Colin Fournier followed by a roundtable discussion with Liam Young, Sam Jacob and book editor Pedro Gadanho. (more…)

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Darryl Chen, 13 09 09


The Power of 8 project will be a featured partner of this year’s London Design Festival. London’s premier platform for showcasing design talent, the festival will run between 19 – 27 September in venues across the city, including the 22 Sep Power of 8 private view.

Meanwhile, the Power of 8 exhibition is gathering momentum. Long round table discussions, pinboard workshops and public events have given way to recircuiting, hacking, rendering and prototyping. The latest description of the emerging work is “a proposal for an alternate, augmented ecosystem”. Yeah, we can dig that.

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Liam Young, 28 06 09


The work from Unit 6, Liam Young and Paolo Zaide’s design studio at the Bartlett, will be on show from from the 27th June to the 4th July at the Bartlett Summer Show. The exhibition is the annual celebration of work at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Over 450 students show drawings, models, devices, texts, animations and installations. The show is in the Slade Gallery on Gower St, London WC1.

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Darryl Chen, 10 05 09


In an unprecedented win for libertarians, urbanists and civic-minded people everywhere, CCTV was successfully banned from a major public space on London’s Southbank.  The area around London Eye and County Hall is one of the capital’s major tourist attractions and a potential target of terrorist attacks and minor public nuisance. However in what will be seen as a bold move that is inconsistent with policing strategies in other major public spaces, a CCTV camera last weekend was asked to dismount its surveillance equipment and to proceed quietly onto another destination. Security officials were unavailable for comment.

In the interests of public safety, TTT was able to secretly film the CCTV camera without its consent and monitor its subsequent actions to verify that security officials’ instructions had been followed.

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Darryl Chen, 27 04 09


Everyone knows Golden Lane from the Smithsons, right? We’re talking streets in the sky and those great collages of convivial couples on elevated walkways. Well, it joins the ranks of architecture’s Most Famous Second-Place-Getters eclipsing the actual built scheme. It’s a pity that hardly anyone knows much about the architects who came first – Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, who are otherwise known for the ground- and rule-breaking Barbican development next door. Even fewer would care to realize that the Barbican’s high walkways represent a successful (!) and built (!) example of those streets in the sky. Maybe, those kinds of concepts are best remembered in the imaginary and speculative world of architectural competitions than actual physical realities. Plus, the Smithsons (three noteworthy leaking buildings and a crapload of dogma) are untouchable, aren’t they…? (more…)