Tonight at our Grand Parade campus Professor Robert Mull presents his inaugural lecture: Care: architecture, education and social responsibility, 6.30-7.30pm.
An architect by training, Professor Mull joined the university from the Cass Faculty of Art, London where he was Dean and Director of Architecture. He has taught widely in the UK and internationally and held visiting professorships in Vienna and Innsbruck. A member of the architecture collective NATO, he has always been committed to socially useful forms of practice and education and has initiated and/or supported projects in places as diverse as Cuba, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Russia, Greece and in London. He is a trustee of the Architecture Foundation and co-curator of the series of debates ‘Turncoats’. Currently his own practice is working on housing and migration issues in Lesvos and Calais.
In this lecture, Professor Mull will discuss the role and responsibilities of architects, students and architectural education in areas subject to change and deprivation. He will show socially engaged projects that work with contexts as diverse as London, West Belfast and India. He will also share the professional and ethical issues raised by his involvement with the refugee crises in Europe including with the recently demolished refugee camp in Calais known as “The Jungle”.
This free lecture will be followed by a reception.
22 November, 6.30pm
Sallis Benney Theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY