In this series, Sir John Soane’s Museum explores changing sites of creativity in London and the increasing versatility of the contemporary workplace. Freelancing, hot-desking and remote working are become progressively popular - and necessary - for artists and designers today; across four talks, we examine adaptable, makeshift locations for work, practice and play within the capital, the architects who create them and the practitioners who use them. Paloma Gormley, co-founder of Practice Architecture, joins us for the second talk of the series.
Founded in 2009, Practice Architecture is a London based firm experienced in delivering celebrated cultural, community and residential projects. The practice is known for creating extraordinary structures with a strong sense of place. Often involved from inception through to completion they work in a very hands on way, curating both space and the activity it contains.
About the series
Throughout his lifetime, architect, collector and professor Sir John Soane transformed his home at Lincoln’s Inn Fields to accommodate multiple audiences and activities. Soane’s architectural cabinet of curiosities was at once a museum, an office, a home and a school, and each of these utilities can be felt within its rooms today. With Soane’s multifaceted building at the make/shift series’ core, curators, collaborators and designers will discuss the ways in which they use/reuse locations, inhabit/occupy workspaces and manoeuvre/manipulate their own homes in London and across the globe. Make/Shift at the Soane invites the creatives who are forging a career within a fluctuating urban landscape, and changing its psychical and cultural topography as they go.
Doors open at 18:45. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access isn't straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7405 2107.