Architecture in Photos – Panel Discussion hosted by Miniclick

Miniclick are heading back to  Anise Gallery for their second panel discussion, in what we hope will become a pretty long series. Back in October 2013 Miniclick curated a panel on contemporary British landscape photography to coincide with Marc Wilson’s beautiful exhibition of his Last Stand work.


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The gallery has a strong architectural leaning and in February, whilst Paul Raftery’s fantastic “Berlin Voids” exhibition is on, they’ve invited us back to put together a panel on architectural photography. Photographing architecture is an odd thing – creating two dimensional images of someone else’s work of art that is inherently intended to be experienced in three dimensions. Most buildings are seen by more people on the pages of magazines, or on blogs, than they are in person. It also has a history of being photographed empty, devoid of the people who the structure is intended to be used by in the first place. We’ll be discussing these points, and many others as we look into how and why architecture is represented in imagery the way it is.

Thursday Feb 6th, 7pm (doors at 6:30pm). Free Entry at Anise Gallery, Shad Thames, London.

Architecture and Interior Photography by Jim Stephenson

(photo by Jim Stephenson)

We have a panel that is perfectly placed to discuss this as well…

Oliver Wainwright / The Guardian’s Architecture & Design Critic

Oliver Wainwright is the architecture and design critic of the Guardian. He trained as an architect at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art and has worked in a variety of public and private practices – from strategic planning at the Architecture & Urbanism Unit of the GLA and Design for London, to architectural competitions at OMA/AMO in Rotterdam and public realm design at Muf. He has written extensively on architecture and design for a wide range of international publications, including Icon, Frieze and Building Design, as well as the Times and Telegraph newspapers. He is a curatorial advisor to the Architecture Foundation, a trustee of Architecture sans Frontières, and is regular visiting critic at several architecture schools.

Je Ahn / Architect, Studio Weave

Je was born near Busan, on the south coast of South Korea, where he grew up fishing and eating lots of seafood. He moved to the UK when he was thirteen and went to school in West Sussex. 

Je is a fully qualified, ARB Registered and RIBA Chartered Architect with 9 years’ experience.  He studied at the University of Bath (UK), Technical University Delft (The Netherlands) and London Metropolitan University (UK). Je is a founding member and director of Studio Weave and has been involved with all the practice’s projects since its inception. 

Je is a member of the Southwark Design Review Panel, an advisory panel reviewing development proposals throughout the borough. He has taught at architectural summer workshop Studio in the Woods. 

Studio Weave is a London-based award-winning art and architecture practice founded by Maria Smith and Je Ahn in 2006. The studio balances a joyful, open-minded approach with technical precision and craftsmanship. 

Studio Weave projects since 2006 have included the longest bench in the UK, pavilions based on a love story, an inside out building, a building that turns upside down, a research and development building for a switch manufacturer, a lullaby factory, various listening devises, a monument to Chaucer, a hand-painted crafts studio, a narrow boat converted into a cinema, a house that turns into a boat and back for a contemporary dance performance, and an artists studio on wheels.

Studio Weave’s work has been acknowledged by a number of awards including the Architectural Review’s International Emerging Architecture Awards; the Civic Trust Awards where The Longest Bench won the Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement; and most recently the 2013 RIBA Awards where the Ecology of Colour won the South East Building of the Year.

Amy Frearson / Dezeen Deputy Editor

Amy is deputy editor of Dezeen, one of the most popular and influential architecture and design blogs on the internet, and is the section editor for architecture. WIth a background in architecture, she studied at Kingston University and has five years of experience working in architectural practice. In 2009 she completed a masters degree in architectural history at the Bartlett School of Architecture, specialising in the dissemination of post-war buildings in the media. She has also worked for weekly publication The Architects’ Journal, where she helped compile entries for the AJ Buildings Library.

Jim Stephenson / Miniclick Curator & Architectural Photographer

Jim Stephenson is a photographer, curator and writer based in Brighton, UK. In 2010 Stephenson founded the Miniclick Photography Talks, which seeks to put on events and discussions on stories and ideas with some of the UK’s finest photographers and film-makers every month, open to all and for free. In the last three years, Miniclick has grown to encompass talks, panel discussions, exhibitions and parties. Lots of parties. They work with like minded groups across the country and they release their bi-annual Publication#, a printed edition focusing on a different photographic theme each issue. 

Jim is also a photographer concerned with the documentation of architecture, interiors and the built environment.

With a love of architecture, Jim trained as an architectural technologist and after graduation he worked in the industry for almost ten years, on both sides of the Atlantic. During this time he began to take photographs for architectural practices, eventually setting down his pen to photograph buildings full time.

In the past few years, Jim has introduced a documentary-style approach to some areas of his work, studying and depicting how people interact with buildings and spaces. He has also started working with film makers to produce short films of architectural projects for clients.

Jim will be chairing the discussion and has made an absolute promise that he won’t let his day job prevent him from being an even-handed and impartial chair. /

Plus more to be announced!

Thursday Feb 06th, 7pm (doors at 6:30pm). Free Entry at Anise Gallery, Shad Thames, London.