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RIBA Forum, 76 Portland Place, W1B 1NT 16th November 2019 at 14:00

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The Romanian Architects’ & Urbanists’ Forum and The Photographers’ Gallery are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion chaired by Brett Rogers OBE, Director of the Photographers’ Gallery.

Chris Dorley-Brown, David George and Ioana Marinescu will be explaining their own practice and debating how this form of representation is impacting on a better understanding of the city and the way people relate to it. Starting with the city’s relationship with its hinterland, through to an almost forensic approach to documenting changes in the urban context and ending with using photography as a way to engage and potentially re-purpose the public space, the speakers will reveal their work and the exciting stories behind their images.

Programme:

  • 13:30 - Arrival
  • 14:00 - 14:15 - Welcoming introductions
  • 14:15 - 15:00 - Panel discussion
  • 15:00 - 15:15 - Q&A
  • 15:15 - 16:00 - One to one with RAUForum team and speakers
  • 16:00 - Close
  • 16:00 pm onward - Drinks and networking @Horse & Groom 128 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6PS

Brett Rogers OBE is director of The Photographers’ Gallery in London, the first publicly funded Gallery dedicated solely to photography in the UK. Founded in 1971, it established early on a reputation for its independent approach to curating and its promotion of photography in all its myriad forms. Now located in the heart of London’s Soho Quarter, the newly transformed building opened to the public in May 2012 and continues to be recognized internationally as an innovator within the field of photography and the wider image economy. Before joining the Gallery in 2006, Brett was deputy director of visual arts at the British Council, where she was responsible for establishing the British Council’s Photography Collection and curating an ambitious programme of international touring exhibitions on British photography. In 2013, her key role in developing the photographic field was recognized by the University of the Arts London, by appointing her a Visiting Fellow.

Brett Rogers was awarded an OBE for services to the arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honors in May 2014.

Chris Dorley-Brown set up his own photographic practice in 1984 concentrating on documenting East London. In a series of residencies and commissions focussing on social housing, workplaces, hospitals and architecture he has established a substantial archive of images that are re-purposed and re-contextualised for distribution via web, film, exhibition and publications. Project partners have included the BBC, Museum of London, Homerton Hospital, the Wellcome Collection, & Various London Borough Archives he often works with re-energising existing archival material as part of creating new works. Recent publications include photo books, ‘The Longest Way Round’ (Overlapse) 2015, ‘Drivers in the 1980s’ (Hoxton Mini-Press) 2015, ‘The Corners’ (Hoxton Mini-Press) 2018, ‘The East End in Colour’ (The photography of David Granick) (Hoxton Mini-Press) 2018. He lives and works in East London.

David George grew up in the industrial North East, beginning his working life on oil refineries. In 1980, he changed course and studied photography and fine art at Derby University where he developed an abiding interest in the landscape. David travelled extensively while photographing for clients who included many major magazines, newspapers and international corporations, and was commissioned to produce photographs for a series of books that ranged on European interiors, furniture, architecture and food. In 2007, he returned to University and gained an M.A. (dist.) from the Sir John Cass School of Art where he began his deep investigation into the British landscape. David lives in London and his current project ‘East of Eden’ examines the landscapes associated with the River Tees and how they represent both historical and contemporary uses of land.

Ioana Marinescu grew up in Bucharest, during Ceausescu's transformation of the city in the 1980s. She studied architecture in Bucharest and Nottingham, before moving to London in 1996, where she has lived since. Ioana turned to photography and built a career as an architectural photographer, influenced by her encounter with the renown photographer Hélène Binet. More recently, during her research on spaces of memory at the Slade School of Fine Art, Ioana began to work with large scale installations in public places, with projections and live readings. Her latest public installations include 'Billboard', Bucharest (2017) and 'Gravid', University College London Portico (2018). The large photographs of 'Gravid' are currently shown in the Coventry Biennial. Ioana taught architecture and photography at Kingston University and runs workshops in London, Stockholm and Bucharest.

Organised with the support of BOK Construction our Main Sponsor for the event,

SER Contractor, Glenn Howells Architects and Spacecraft

*16th Nov Edit: due to the overwhelming interest, further tickets have been released.

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76 Portland Place, Marylebone

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