Talk & Discussion

Frieze Academy presents: Media, Criticism and Architecture

21 Mar 2017

 / 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 / Free
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Hear from the Guardian's Architecture and Design critic Oliver Wainwright and architectural critic, writer and former editor of The Architectural Review, Catherine Slessor, on how declining newsprint and ascending digital media is affecting the portrayal and perception of architecture.

The panel will be chaired by FT Architecture and Design critic Edwin Heathcote, and will confront the current issues in architectural criticism.

For example how the new media age, leads to a more visually stimulating ‘mood-board’ approach to portraying buildings.

Does this mean that we now less critical of architecture? And that architecture is now driven by online shareability?

Edwin Heathcote

Edwin Heathcote is a writer and architect living and working in London. He is Architecture and Design critic of The Financial Times and the founder and editor of online critical design writing archive

Catherine Slessor

Catherine Slessor is an architectural critic, writer and former editor of The Architectural Review.

In 2016 she was awarded an MBE for services to architectural journalism.

Oliver Wainwright

Oliver Wainwright is Architecture and Design critic at The Guardian. He trained as an architect and has worked in a number of practices, including OMA in Rotterdam, muf in London, and the Architecture and Urbanism Unit of the Greater London Authority.

He has written extensively on architecture and design for Building Design, the Architects' Journal, Icon, Domus and frieze.