We are delighted to invite you to a lecture and Q&A from architectural design studio, You+Pea. Introduced and chaired by Marie Bak Mortensen, RIBA Head of Exhibitions and Interpretation, this lecture accompanies Playing the Picturesque, an interactive installation exploring the boundaries between virtual and physical space.
Talk starts at 6.30pm
Free, advance booking strongly recommended
Event presented in partnership with the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, University of Bath
You+Pea is the architectural design studio of Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson.
Their work explores the integration of videogame technologies into architectural design, leading conversations on how games can engage new participants in the design of cities. They have taught and lectured on the subject worldwide. You+Pea’s work operates between the design of architectural interventions and virtual worlds, alongside developing critical theory that underpins their connection.
You+Pea draws inspiration from speculative architecture of the past, producing new forms of architectural practice that result in the design of virtual, interactive game spaces to provoke conversations about the real world.
Sandra and Luke established and lead the Videogame Urbanism studio at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where they promote the use of game technologies in architectural education. You+Pea work with cultural and educational institutions, industry partners, developers, and city planners to bridge the gap between multiple disciplines and provoke new conversations about the future of architectural design through the use of games.
Marie Bak Mortensen is Head of Exhibitions at RIBA and is responsible for the artistic direction and delivery of exhibitions and events, overseeing three exhibition annually and off-site commissions. Prior to working at RIBA, she developed and delivered strategic national programmes and partnership exhibitions at Tate. With a strong focus on interdisciplinary and collaborative working, her expertise lies within the field of architecture, design and fine art, curatorial programming and development of large-scale programmes. Marie has an MA in Modern Culture & Critical Theory from the University of Copenhagen and a BA in Design History. Prior to working in the UK, she was employed at the Danish Design Centre and the Architects’ Association of Denmark.