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Fields and Tactics Symposium. Wednesday, 2nd May 2012.

The Architecture + Tectonics Research Group, part of the University of Nottingham's Department of Architecture and Built Environment will be staging the symposium "Fields + Tactics", sponsored by Schöck.

"Fields + Tactics: A Symposium on the Future of Architectural Praxis in our Twenty-First Century" on Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 at the Nottingham Contemporary gallery.

We support the intention to examine the future of architectural practice and applied research, as there are now unprecedented technologies and production techniques for simulating, generating form, communicating ideas and realising designs; and yet, with the near collapse of the global finance industries, new challenges and opportunities are faced by Clients, Architects and Engineers. This event has therefore been designed to be of interest for practising architects and students of architecture alike. The symposium has been structured around the following three thematic sessions:

- Prototyping Performative Architecture

- Sustaining Urban Life

- Practice-Research Synergies

Special Guests

Angela Brady, RIBA President
Sam Kingman, Assoc. Dean, Engineering

Guest Speakers

Frank Barkow, Barkow Liebinger Architects
Tom Emerson, 6a Architects
Hans van der Heijden, Biq Architects
Julian Lewis, East
Tim MacFarlane, GLASS
Billie Faircloth, Kieran Timberlake RG

Hosts/ Session Chairs

Prof Michael Stacey, A+TRG
Julian Marsh, Marsh Growchowski
Nick Ebbs, Blueprint
Mark Jermy, President EM RIBA
John Morgan, A+TRG

Key Details: Weds., 2nd May 2012, 14.00-18.30 at Nottingham Contemporary gallery

Places are limited for this event, but for further information and/or to enquire about tickets, please contact Ms Sophie Bailey, A+U Research Division: Sophie.Bailey@nottingham.ac.uk or 0115 9513040.