Thursday, 20th September 2018,11:51:12pm

Mizan Home; From Dreams to Reality

Date: 22 September 2018, Saturday
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Dewan President, Level 2 PAM Centre, Jalan Tandok, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Learning Architecture

Date: 12th September 2018, Saturday
Speaker: Dr. Nigel Taylor
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Reception and registration starts 7.00pm. Lecture starts on time at 7.45pm
Venue: Black Box, Publika Solaris Dutamas

Speakers' Biography

Anne Boddington is Professor of Design Innovation, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation at Kingston University in the UK. She is also the Sub Panel Chair for Art &Design: History, Practice & Theory for the U.K.’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Professor Boddington was educated as an architect, an urbanist and subsequently as a cultural geographer. She has over thirty years of leadership, management experience in teaching, research and civic engagement that extends across architecture, art, design and humanities in higher education both across the UK and internationally. She is an experienced chair and has held government and governance roles across the creative and cultural sector including as trustee of the Design Council, an independent college Governor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a member of the executive of the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) and a member of the advisory board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She has an international reputation in creative education and research and has been a partner, a collaborator, a reviewer and evaluator for a wide range of internationally funded projects and reviews across many different nations in Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Southern Asia and North America.

Architectural education has seen relatively little change in fifty years, although our societies, cities and the practice of architecture are now almost unrecognisable. This lecture reflects on the relationships and forms of dialogue between the academy and the architectural profession and posits a series of questions as to the skills, knowledge and competencies new generations of architects might need, where and how these might be learned and whose responsibility it is to teach them. It will present the traditional relationships of these two bodies and explore how that dialogue might be more beneficial both in how and what we teach within the academy and how students learn in practice and particularly in the ways we might consider more collaborative research such that it is beneficial for the profession, for universities and as part of student learning – as part of being an ‘architectural apprentice’. The lecture draws on experience and expertise from a lifetime in higher education and on the work of scholars from architecture, arts, humanities and social sciences in particular Manuel Castells and Richard Sennett. It asks questions of our current educational and professional frameworks and their capacity to develop a more open dialogue in the interests of architecture.

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Note for PAM Members :

Reception and Registration start from 7.00pm , Lecture starts on time at 7.45pm. Members requiring CPD points are reminded to register before the event with PAM
*Non-PAM members are advised to apply to LAM on their own. For enquiries, please contact Ms.Naniey Mohd Noor (tel :+603 2202 2866/ email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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PAM Public Lectures programme, is organized by the PAM CPD/DLS Committee 2017-2018.

Singapore Botanic Gardens and its Journey to World Heritage

Date: 8th September 2018, Saturday
Speaker: Dr. Nigel Taylor
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Dewan President, Level 2 PAM Centre, Jalan Tandok, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Speakers' Biography

Born in London, UK, in 1956, Dr Nigel Taylor has been Director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens for the past seven years. He was part of the team that achieved its inscription on to the UNESCO World Heritage list in July 2015. He previously worked as botanist, then Curator of Horticulture and Public Education, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK (1977–2011), where he led a team that achieved World Heritage status in 2003. Trained as a botanist, he is a specialist in the Cactus Family and more recently botanic garden history, and is also a Chartered Horticulturist, who cultivates a small private garden in Singapore. He has published 10 books and more than 270 research papers and popular articles. He has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Banksian Medal (Kew Horticultural Society, 2009), the William Aiton Medal (RBG Kew, 2011) and the Public Service Medal, Silver (Rep. Singapore, 2015).

Synopsis

The speaker will narrate the history of the Botanic Gardens, including its landscape, economic role and social history for Singapore, as well as its cultural importance and the journey to inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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