M+ Matters and M+ International: Archigram Cities
M+ is organising a series of events—online and offline—in November 2020, in collaboration with the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong and the Power Station of Art in Shanghai. Titled 'Archigram Cities', the events embed the Archigram archive in its new home and introduce Archigram’s work to new audiences, through encounters between members of the Archigram group and architects, scholars, students, and the wider public from Hong Kong, mainland China, and elsewhere.
M+ Matters: Archigram Cities – It's Archigram!
Building on the series of discussions, this event re-introduces Archigram’s practice through screenings of 'Archigram 1967' (1967) and 'Archigram Opera' (1972). Produced by the BBC, Archigram 1967 was the group’s first publicly broadcast film. 'Archigram Opera', produced by Dennis Crompton, is a multimedia projection of an audiovisual distillation of Archigram’s thinking, work, and references over more than ten years of activity. This is the first online presentation of both 'Archigram 1967' and 'Archigram Opera'. The screenings are followed by a discussion—an architectural gossip session—with Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, and Michael Webb to reflect on their engagement with film and mass media, as well as the affinities and dissonances they experienced in an international network of experimental architects in the 1960s and 1970s.
Date: 13 November 2020 (Friday)
Time: 7:30–9:30pm (Hong Kong)
Moderators: Aric Chen and Eunice Seng
Register now: https://www.mplus.org.hk/archigramcities