RIBA hosts an evening of attempted stand-up comedy with MC Steve Cross, to raise money for the RIBA Student Hardship Fund which helps to make architecture accessible to all. Featuring a line-up of experts from across the world of architecture, from creators of iconic buildings, to people who train new architects and historians who try to understand how we ended up with the buildings and cities we have now.
Join us for a night of learning cunningly disguised as a hilarious evening out!
Acts confirmed so far include:
Edward M. Williams is founder of Edward Williams Architects, established in 2011. Prior to this, Edward was a partner at Hopkins Architects where he worked on key projects including Glyndebourne Opera House, Wellcome Trust, Princeton University Chemistry Faculty Building and the Macmillan Cancer Centre at UCLH. Edward is a Trustee of the American Friends of the British Architectural Library and former RIBA Honorary Librarian.
Hannah Cameron studied Landscape Architecture with Planning at the University of Sheffield, and is Resident Designer at FabLab, a makerspace in London. She worked in an architecture office in Shanghai, China for 3 years “where all manner of mad things broke loose".
Dr Harriet Harriss is a Senior Tutor in Interior Design and Architecture at the RCA and was awarded a Clore Fellowship for 2016/17. Her most recent publication, A Gendered Profession (RIBA publishing, 2016) asserts the need for widening participation in architecture, as a means to ensure the profession remains as diverse as the society it seeks to serve.
Steve Cross is a comedian who specialises in helping clever people to be funny. He's one half of the book-ruining podcast Masterpiece Bookshelf and the founder of Bright Club and Science Showoff. He has previously failed in careers in science, museum curation and university administration.
Limited Premium tickets available! Includes a free copy of A Magazine for Architecture - the exclusive RIBA Friends of Architecture magazine - and a reserved seat.
About the RIBA Student Hardship Fund:
Increasing numbers of architecture students are facing financial hardship continuing their studies. The RIBA provides grants to those students most in need through our Student Hardship Fund. The purposes of the RIBA Student Hardship Funds are to:
· Alleviate financial hardship of students of architecture
· Assist students financially in gaining professional experience
· Widen participation in architectural education
· Reduce student drop-out rates