Bob Sheil is an architect, educator, researcher, writer, maker, and Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture.
He co-founded sixteen*(makers) in 1992 and is the editor of 6 books, and author of multiple chapters and papers. Sheil is the designer and maker of multiple projects, including 55/02 at Kielder Park (2007). He is also the Co-Founder of the International triennial conference and book FABRICATE, running since 2011 from London to Zurich to Stuttgart. Academic on the €4.5m EU Funded Innochain Network, in collaboration with 4 other EU institutions, over 20 Industry Partners, and 15 Research Fellows, due for completion in March 2019.
In the post-digital age, as new tools have dissolved boundaries between the drawn and the made, how we design has become of equal importance to what we design. Both the role and skill set of the designer has been presented with an unprecedented opportunity to expand and diversify. His research is focused on experiments in the production of architecture where questions are developed through integrated acts of design, making and writing. His work explores the complex relationship between design and making, and in particular how this relationship affects and determines the architectural outcome. He defines this field as ‘Protoarchitecturel, a speculative approach to architectural production that seeks to create and hypothesize alternative and simultaneous approaches to making architecture, involving varied methodologies of design, and varied methodologies of making.
Come join us for this exciting and educational talk on April 2nd at 6:30pm in the auditorium.