To coincide with the V&A's Zoomorphic exhibition, which opens on 18 September to 4 January 2004, the V&A/RIBA architecture partnership has arranged a series of talks and events at the Museum.
and Lecture Series: Architecture and Mutation
Advance booking required - Tickets for lectures: £8.50/£5.50 for Friends of the V&A and full-time students.
Tom Dyckhoff, Architecture Critic for 'The Times', hosts a debate in the lounge focusing on new animal architecture. Special guests include Tom Verebes (Ocean D UK), whose work features in the Zoomorphic exhibition, David Turnbull (Director, ATOPIA LLC, New York and Professor of Architecture at the University of Bath) and Alexia Defert (Lecturer in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College University of London). Includes DJ and bar.
Advance booking required - Tickets £5.
Comfort: New Building After Nature
Advance booking required - Ticket Price: Full £36, Concessionary rates: Students on state-funded courses £10, Senior Citizens, Members and Patrons of the V&A £30. Registered disabled people and ES40 -holders £5.
Create your own zoomorphic additions to the urban skyline using Playdoh. By placing your Playdoh buildings alongside images of other buildings, both conventional and zoomorphic, children and architects of all ages will be able to leave their animal mark on the city.
The V&A/RIBA architecture partnership gallery and stores will open in autumn 2004. The RIBA's Drawings, Manuscripts and Archives Collections will be re-housed alongside the Museum's Prints, Drawings and Paintings collections in the Henry Cole Wing at the V&A. The project involves a new Architecture Gallery that will display the superb collections of both the RIBA and V&A to a wider audience. It will boost access to the V&A and RIBA's world-class architectural collections and stimulate greater public understanding and engagement with architecture.
For bookable events, call the V&A Box Office on 020 7942 2209 / 020 7942 2211. For further details about Zoomorphic events, visit the V&A website: www.vam.ac.uk