The Right to Flight is the summer project at Bold Tendencies, flying a balloon over London, researching and investigating flight, surveillance, networks, cities and utopia. As part of the project, a series of discussions are taking place over the summer, led by James Bridle.
Francesco Sebregondi is an architect, a researcher, and a graduate from the Centre for Research Architecture. He is a Research Fellow and Project Coordinator on the Forensic Architecture project, as well on the project that extends it, titled MAPP (2014-15). Since 2013, he teaches in the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, on the topic of “architecture and activism”. His research addresses the representation of spatially diffuse processes, the role of architecture as media, and the margins of contemporary cities. In 2013 he produced a series of maps and visualisations of the international judicial network – in collaboration with the Project on International Courts and Tribunals – which were published in the Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication (OUP, 2014). In 2012, he published the pamphlet “The Event of Void: Architecture and politics in the evacuated Heygate estate”
Matthew Shaw is a partner at Scanlab Projects with a background in architecture, fabrication and visualisation. Scanlab is actively involved in teaching and research at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Through commercial projects and research activities they constantly explore and expand the potentials of this powerful technology. Scanlab's work has been broadcast internationally and exhibited at leading cultural institutions across the world.
Part of a series of evening discussions led by James Bridle on the themes of The Right To Flight. All events are free but please register for attendance.
The Right to Flight is the 2014 commission for Bold Tendencies: find out more.