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June 27, 2014
Park Nights 2014: Smiljan Radić in conversation with Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist; talk by Justin McGuirk
Serpentine Gallery, London
June 27, 2014
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Serpentine Gallery, London
Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
United Kingdom
Part of the London Festival of Architecture

Between June and October 2014, Serpentine Galleries present Park Nights, an annual series of live art, poetry, music, film, literature, performance and theory. This summer, eight events have been conceived to take place on selected Friday evenings in the unique environment of the Serpentine Pavilion 2014, designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić.

On the 27th June, Park Nights will feature Smiljan Radić in conversation with Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist; followed by a talk by Justin McGuirk.

Smiljan Radić is the architect of the 2014 Pavilion Commission. He will be discussing the concepts behind his design. Occupying a footprint of some 350 square metres, the Pavilion depicts a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell, resting on large quarry stones. This conversation will be followed by a talk by Justin McGuirk, curator and author Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture - an epic tour across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities shaping the way cities are evolving. 

Tickets £7/6 available from Ticketweb or the Galleries' Lobby Desk, +44 207 402 6075. More info is here.

Read more about Radical Cities here.

This Park Night is part of the London Festival of Architecture

Find out more about Smiljan Radić and the Serpentine Pavilion 2014.

Justin McGuirk is a writer and curator. He has worked as the Guardian’s design columnist and as editor of Icon magazine. He is also the director of Strelka Press and the design consultant to Domus, and his writing has appeared in the Observer, the Times, Disegno, Art Review, Condé Nast Traveller, the Form, Architects' Journal and Architecture d’Aujourd’hui. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture for an exhibition he curated with Urban Think Tank.