BLDGBLOG @ The Bartlett

[Image: Photo by Eran Brokovich for National Geographic News].

For the next 8 or 9 days I will be in and out of range, possibly unable to post. I'm flying to London tonight and I will be back the following weekend.
However, I will be giving a lecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30pm – so if you're in London, and you've got an overwhelming need to hear about artificial reefs and tectonic warfare and urban soundscapes and climate change and sovereign trapdoors and dungeon instancing and the future of surveillance and offshore utopias – in other words, all the things that normally appear here on BLDGBLOG – then please feel free to come out, bring your friends, and roar for urban speculation. The more the merrier.
It's my first international lecture, and I'm excited!

I believe, as well, that I'll be introduced by Alex Haw, who helped set up the lecture in the first place, so it'll be worth coming out just to hear him speak.
And then I'll be back posting next week. If you've never been to BLDGBLOG before, by the way, as good a place as any to start reading might be here and here.
Hope to see some of you there!

(Meanwhile, don't miss the White House Redux competition!)

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Blogger James Petty, LEED AP said...

awesome! i will be there for sure. im an architecture student from houston but studying at the AA. Richard Rogers is giving a lecture at our house on tuesday. you should hit it up if you can.

January 18, 2008 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha - no way! awesome

i'll see you there

January 18, 2008 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you turn bldg blog into a lecture? do you flip thru images and talk about the various speculations/ideas? how many do you go through? are there segues? or is it chronological? do you do update lectures -("since the last lecture, i've discovered these things: ...") do you have a thesis ("Architecture et al. is going to shit. heres why : ....")? i applied to the bartlett for sept. 2008, but i wont be in town to catch your lecture. Any plans for lectures in canada? or do you need an invite first. wherever i get accepted i will try to get you to lecture. but in the meantime, can you answer my q's?

January 18, 2008 4:22 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

(Sorry, I couldn't find your e-mail...)

I recently took a trip to the Blanton Museum in Austin and was pretty excited about their current exhibition of Jorge Macchi, whom I knew nothing about but thought you might find interesting.

Congratulations on the Dwell gig and I'm excited to see how BLDG BLOG keeps on progressing!

January 18, 2008 5:55 PM  
Blogger lebbeus Woods said...

Geoff: The Barlett is one of the great schools. I'm glad you'll be where your contribution to the field of architecture can be fully appreciated.

Give us a report, when you return. Please!

January 19, 2008 3:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry it hasn't worked out with you coming up to Scotland as well. If you fancy a trip up North we'd still love to have you...

Enjoy London (And make sure you have a look at the Soane Museum at Lincoln's Inn Fields.)

January 20, 2008 9:06 AM  
Blogger Chris H said...

Great stuff, Geoff. I'm studying diploma at the Bartlett and am looking forward to this immensely. Will you be staying around after the lecture for an informal chat/drink?

January 20, 2008 5:16 PM  
Blogger dailydesignspot said...

i will not be in london.. but i wish you all the best! wish i could be there!

January 22, 2008 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Geoff - that was great. Inspirational

January 23, 2008 7:06 PM  
Blogger James Petty, LEED AP said...

great lecture. i really enjoyed it. i like your energy and thought patterns. good stuff.

January 24, 2008 5:53 AM  
Blogger mark said...

Thanks for a great lecture last night, lots of interesting ideas. I have posted some notes (but I guess you already know them) here:

What I wanted to ask was I am planning a conference in London sometime later this year (maybe early next year). GeekGreen. a bit TED-inspired. More stuff here: but I would love for you to talk at it.

Let me know what you think, cheers,


January 24, 2008 7:03 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Hey! I'm still a bit internet access-challenged at the moment, but I wanted to say a huge thanks to everybody who came out, and to everyone who's left a comment here or who has sent me an email after the talk - I had a blast, I talked way too fast, and I was stunned by the number of people who turned out. It was great, though, and I hope it was worth your time! I've got another few hours left in London but then I'll be back home and posting again - and I can recap the lecture and so on.

So thanks again! Seriously. It's great to meet people in person and not just be blogs passing in the ether... More soon -

January 26, 2008 7:24 AM  

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