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Liam Young, 22 09 16


On Friday September 23rd Liam Young will be speaking with Fiona Raby, Katie Torn and Chris Woebken at GSAPP’s Imaginary Futures Conference. In order to better understand and evaluate present social, cultural, and technological conditions and project future possibilities, architects, designers, and artists often utilize speculative or design fiction to consider “what if.” Using a strategy common to the work of writers and artists such as J.G. Ballard and Chris Marker, speculative and imaginative designs for the near future take a current scenario to an extreme endpoint, in order to enact a highly tangible and often prescient expression of the now. Imaginary Futures reflects the limitations of our current realities while attempting to transcend them through the scales of: the city, the object, the body, and the mind.

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Liam Young, 15 10 15


Liam Young will be speaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for thier MetFridays, In Our Time free lectures event. In Our Time is an architecture and design lecture series presenting the best thinkers, makers, and builders of today. This edition, presented in collaboration with Hyperallergic, introduces the radical new global geographies generated by changes in technology, human migration and the environment. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Beatrice Galilee, Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Liam Young, 07 11 14


On November 13th 6:30pm Liam Young will be performing his new storytelling lecture ‘Baby, Baby: Justin Bieber and the Shadows of Technology’ at the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. The event is free and open to the public. For details see the event page.

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Liam Young, 29 08 11


Liam Young will be speaking in New York on Sept 1st for Studio-X’s Landscape Futures Night School. Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have taken over as co-coordinators of the Studio and have just announced the first few events of what is sure to be an expansive new program. First up on the 1st Sept at 12.30pm will be a live public interview with Deborah Estrin, director of the Center for Embedded Network Sensing at UCLA and to follow will be the first of their Night School formats begining at 6pm. As Geoff outlines “Following Liam’s presentation of his work, I’ll be engaging with him in a public conversation, whiteboard brainstorm, and armchair journey around the world, exploring fieldwork as a form of research, the role of the sketchbook, the importance of narrative in architectural design, and the architect as investigative traveler. Expect to hear about everything from Australian kangaroo culls and the control of invasive species to conflict metals, the open-pit gold mine as designed landscapes, and the difficulties of piloting a boat up the Congo.” You must RSVP if you would like to attend: studioxnyc AT gmail DOT com.