Kinoshita Lecture: Eric Parry
Date & Time25.03.2021
City Works: Creating New Civic Space
From skylines to materials the kit-of-parts globalization of cities dulls the spirit of creativity and social intercourse that represent a vibrant society. Likewise, the character of public space is determined through the uses of the buildings that define it and therefore good civic planning should begin by considering the narrative and proximity of these uses. Eric Parry will illustrate through precedents and projects designs in formal and informal juxtapositions to create the ground for more communicative civic space.
Please RSVP by 23 March 2021.
Eric Parry has developed a strong reputation for delivering beautifully crafted and high-quality contemporary buildings that respond to their context. Eric’s approach is particularly sensitive to dense urban contexts, such as the City of London’s, the use of materials – including innovative uses of ceramic – as well as the integration of art within his buildings, engaging with artists from the early stages of the design process.
Eric Parry’s contribution to Academia includes fourteen years as Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and lectureships at the Harvard University Graduate Design School and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2006 Eric Parry was elected Royal Academician (RA), one of the highest accolades for a practicing architect or artist in the UK and received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Bath in 2012.