Thursday, 28 April 2011

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Speaker for MUF Architects - MARK LEMANSKI

Last month, GET OVER IT! announced that MUF Architecture/Art will be speaking at the symposium at Sand Bar. We can now reveal that the speaker for MUF will be architect Mark Lemanski.
"MUF is a collaborative practice of art and architecture committed to public realm projects. They are Curators of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, were awarded the 2008 European Prize for Urban Public Space for their work on Barking Town Square, and have been Visiting Professors at Yale University."

Come and see Mark Lemanski of MUF architecture/art along with Owen Hatherley, Elizabeth Varley and more at Sand Bar, 12th May. 

All welcome, no tickets needed, more details to follow!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


Geoff Denton of White Architects will be speaking at the GET OVER IT! Symposium, May 12th.

A Scandinavian design consultant specializing in sustainable building and urban design, Geoff Denton has previously worked with Marks and Barfield Architects and Ralph Erskine Architects and Planners, promoting Scandinavian thinking in urban design and residential urban development.

Currently working with White Arkiteker, he has recently won the Salford House 4 Life competition, organisied by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
 “For us, projects are never primarily a matter of technology and drawings. Our sights are set on creating physical space at all levels in which people and businesses can grow together.”
Chosen from fifty nine entries, the winning proposal is for the design of a development of 120 family homes in Greengate, Manchester focusing on providing sustainable healthy living.

“With a team lead by architect Geoff Denton and landscape architect Jake Ford, White arkitekter’s winning proposal combinines a robust Salford-inspired architecture with light and spacious Scandinavian family home types. Every home has access to it’s own private exterior space, whilst large gardens create a framework and focus for the community, nurturing the English love of gardening and vegetable growing. A key element of the design is a series of large-scale greenhouses within each courtyard garden, which provide practical and inspirational spaces for a sustainable family lifestyle.
The project represents the practice’s third significant commission in the UK following their appointment as architects for the regeneration of Southend-on-Sea Pier in 2008 and as Sustainability and Environmental Framework architects for the regeneration of West Gorton, Manchester in 2010.”

Come and see Geoff Denton speak at Sandbar, Manchester with Elizabeth Varley of TechHub and MUF Architects!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Chairing the symposium...OWEN HATHERLEY

GET OVER IT! is delighted to announce that Owen Hatherley will Chair the symposium at Sandbar, Manchester.

Author of A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain and Militant Modernism, Owen Hatherley focuses on architecture, politics and culture in Britain, also contributing to publications such as The Guardian, Building Design and Icon. Owen was also a member of the Big Regeneration Debate panel hosted by the Manchester School of Art earlier this year.

“Owen Hatherley writes for numerous avenues, including  New Statesman, New Humanist, Frieze, Blueprint, The Philosophers’ Magazine and the Wire, to name but a few. Many of the webwise will know him for his blog sit down man, you’re a bloody tragedy which focuses on aesthetic and political issues in architecture and music. As well as studying for a PhD and organising film screenings at interesting venues with Kino Fist he has just published his first book Militant Modernism with Zer0 Books.”

Owen will be Chairing GET OVER IT! on May 12th 2011, no tickets needed, all welcome!

Follow Owen on Twitter - @owenhatherley