100 Day Studio Archive: Days 01 - 04


Day 01: Monday 06 April

Sam Jacob (Sam Jacob Studiopresents an act of extreme intimacy that only social distancing can bring about. Architectural presentations usually try to place things in sequence, usually try to show things that are complete or ideas that are fully formed. Instead, Sam delves into the mysterious folders of images. shares his screen with you and delving into the mysterious folders of images.

Day 02: Tuesday 07 April

In a conversation chaired by Merlin Fulcher, Madeleine Kessler & Manijeh Verghese (Unscene Architecture) ask how we can open up the garden square; green spaces found in cities which are usually enclosed by railings and only accessible to local residents with a key. The curators of the 2020 British Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale want to give the public the tools and agency to find and reclaim these spaces. 

Day 03: Wednesday 08 April

Luke Jones and Christopher Burman of new design collective Heat Island lead a collective design workshop, asking how designers can become more aware, both of the unquestioned assumptions that their projections depend upon, and the ways in which their projects (however apparently limited or local) are entangled in planetary scale systems and infrastructures.

Tony Fretton (Tony Fretton Architects) discusses the works of architects including Mies Van Der Rohe, Lina Bo Bardi, Alvaro Siza and Louis Kahn. Tony Fretton established his practice in London in 1982 and has gone on to build extensively across northern Europe. His work includes the highly influential Lisson Gallery (1991), the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Fuglsang Museum in Denmark (2008) and more recently the Westkaai Towers 5 & 6 in Antwerp (2016). Tony is also a studio master at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Day 04: Thursday 09 April

Richard Sennett discusses the architectural design of density in the wake of ‘social’ distancing. Richard writes about cities, labor, and culture. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the United Nations on its Program on Climate Change and Cities. He is Senior Fellow at the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at MIT.


Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories is a series of nightly readings from texts chosen to inspire our attempts at imagining after the health crisis. Curated by Alicia Pivaro, the programme draws on a pool of rotating readers.

Tim Waterman teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture and writes about landscape, food, and utopias. He reads 'Eutopia Now' from All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities (2011) by Michael Sorkin, as a tribute to the late author who passed away recently from COVID-19.

Frances Anderton is host of DnA: Design and Architecture, a weekly radio show broadcast on KCRW NPR station in Los Angeles. She reads 'Ecotopia' by Ernest Callenbach.

Maria Smith is an activist and architectural thinker, formerly a founding director of art and architecture practice Studio Weave, and co-founder of the transdisciplinary architecture and engineering practice Interrobang. She reads 'Between the Conceits' by Will Self.