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Prof. Sir Peter Cook Visiting Professor
Prof. Sir Peter CookVisiting Professor
Peter Cook received an Honorary fellowship in 2008. He originally studied architecture at the Bournemouth College of Art (now the AUB) in the 1950s, progressing onto the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where he graduated in 1960. He was one of the founder members of the influential Archigram group in the 1960s and was co-editor of Archigram magazine. Archigram’s founders set themselves the task not of revolutionising architecture but rather of the way of thinking about it.
In 1969 Sir Peter received a grant from the Graham Foundation of work done with Archigram. He was Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London from 1970-1972 and was appointed Life Professor at the Staedelschule (Art Academy) of Frankfurt in 1984, helping establish its reputation as one of the leading German Architecture schools. He later became Professor of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University London. In 2002 the Royal Institute of British Architects awarded Archigram the Royal Gold Medal for architecture. In 2004 Peter was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize with Colin Fournier for the Kunsthaus Graz and in 2007 he received a Knighthood for services to architecture in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. In 2008 he founded CRAB with Gavin Robotham and is currently working in internationally, including projects in Vienna and Madrid.
Jennie Savage Visiting Tutor
Jennie SavageVisiting Tutor
Jennie Savage is an artist who seeks to transform peoples perception of place through the creation of mediated experiences. Working Site specifically she explores the place between public spaces, constructed landscapes and the human story. Placing individual experience and perception at the centre of the work she seeks to draw out and make connections between interior and exterior landscapes.
Her projects take many forms and have included museum interventions, a radio station, a bus tour, audio walks, a cinema for the sea, online projects, maps, pamphlets and publications and artist film made for site specific exhibition.
Exhibitions and projects include Lisbon Architecture Triennale, National Museum Wales, Oriel Davies Gallery, Meduse Quebec City, Identitades, Mexico, Common Wealth Games, Melbourne, Scan Bournemouth, Cube, Manchester, Pnem Sound Arts Festival Netherlands, Futuresonic Manchester, Brueckenmusik, Berlin.
Publications: STAR a psychotopography of place (2006), Concrete A Users Guide (2009), Depending On Time (2009) and Nutopia envisioning future cities, co ed Malcolm Miles (2011).
Jennie will be working with our M.Arch 1 Students.