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ADN: “Earthly Delights” with James Binning of Assemble

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Earthly Delights with James Binning of Assemble

Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m., preceded by a reception at 5:30p.m.

Place: Windgate Center of Art + Design, UA Little Rock Campus, 2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR

LITTLE ROCK, AR. – Architecture and Design Network (ADN) continues the 2023/2024 season of the June Freeman lecture series with “Earthly Delights”, with James Binning, a founding member of Assemble, a UK based, multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art.

In “Earthly Delights”, James Binning will  will introduce Assemble’s early projects, recent and current work and the ideas and methods that underpin their approach to architectural practice, presenting the work as a relational activity that is interested in the culture and use of the built environment as well as the form that this environment takes.

James is a founding member of Assemble. His involvement in early projects was focussed on fabrication and construction, including welding work on exhibitions and installations and large-scale self-built projects. He has taught in architecture schools in the UK and abroad since 2014, leading a postgraduate design research unit at London Metropolitan University for 5 years. His teaching work has a special focus on working with Local Authorities and community organizations, with projects focussed on developing alternative approaches to addressing a lack of affordable housing provision in Outer London areas, enabling self-build at scale, promoting large-scale community-led development and building more equitably and ecologically in rural situations. This work has led to working at a more strategic scale in practice, where he is currently working on projects in the UK to develop new types of self-built, community-led housing, in France where he is working with a local community organization to build a new theater and in Australia where is working on a large project to build new spaces for industry alongside other kinds of cultural, civic and commercial uses. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polytechnic Federale in Lausanne and is a member of Glenkerry Co-operative Housing Association in East London, where he has been a member of the organization’s management committee for the past four years.

1 AIA HSW credit, pending approval

ADN lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Presenting sponsor for this lecture is the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design. Supporters of ADN include the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design, the Central Section of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and friends in the community.  For additional information contact  ArchDesignNetwork@gmail.com.


March 26
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Architecture + Design Network


Windgate Center for Art & Design
2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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