Frictions challenges architecture, landscape architecture, and related fields to address three interconnected themes: DecolonisationEcology, and Practice

Frictions highlights ESALA’s ethos of critical engagement with the social and ecological urgencies of our time. This programme of events contributes to ongoing debates in research, practice, and pedagogy by celebrating a diversity of voices and a multiplicity of approaches.

Public Lecture Series 2020/21

Semester 1 

Wed 21 Oct 2020 | Dr Samaneh Moafi, Goldsmith’s (United Kingdom, Iran) | ‘The Plantation: Discipline of unruly waters, plants and peoples in Dez’ | Online | 7pm | View event > 

Wed 4 Nov 2020 | TAKA Architects, (Ireland) | Further information to be released soon | Online | 7pm | View event > 

Wed 18 Nov 2020 | Professor Hélène Frichot, Melbourne School of Design (Australia) | Dirty Theory: Architectural Smatterings | Online | 10am | View event > 

Wed 2 Dec 2020 | Professor Ahmed Ansari, New York University (United States of America, Pakistan) | ‘Design & Other Ontologies of the Human’ | Online | 7pm | View event > 

View the 2020/21 Semester 1 poster of talks >

Semester 2

Wed 13 Jan 2021 | Jane Hutton, University of Waterloo School of Architecture | Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 20 Jan 2021 | Hélène Binet, Photographer and Geddes Visiting Fellow | The Making of a Photograph | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 27 Jan 2021 | Giorgos Kallis, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies | The Case for Degrowth | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 3 Feb 2021Katja Grillner, School of Architecture, KTH and Geddes Visiting Fellow | Writing Landscape – Writing Place | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 10 Feb 2021 | Rania Ghosn, MIT School of Architecture + Planning and DESIGN EARTH | Geostories | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 24 Feb 2021 | IF-DO | Process in Practice | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 3 Mar 2021 | Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, O’Donnell + Tuomey | Going On | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 10 Mar 2021 | Samia Henni, Geddes Visiting Fellow | Desert Toxic Modernism | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 17 Mar 2021 | Cooking Sections | When [Salmon Salmon [Salmon]] | Online | 7pm |  View event >

Tue 23 Mar 2021 | Flores + Prats, Geddes Visiting Fellow | The Discipline of the Existing | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 24 Mar 2021 | Counterspace | More information to follow | Online | 7pm | View event >

Wed 31 Mar 2021 | Dima Srouji, Birzeit University in Palestine | Subterranean Non-Fiction | Online | 7pm | View event >