CONTRIBUTORS

introductory workshop leaders

Dr. Margaret Colquhoun is a Goethean biologist and Director of the Life Science Trust, which aims to explore the relationship between human beings and nature through art and science, and their integration with one another.  She spent four years at the Carl Gustav Carus Institute in Öschelbronn in Germany and at the Natural Science Section in Dornach, Switzerland, learning to use the Goethean scientific methodology.  Since then she has taught and researched extensively using Goethean Science in Britain with a special interest in landscape, medicinal plants and animal evolution.  She is the director of the Pishwanton Project of the Life Science Trust in South East Scotland, the only training place in Britain for Goethean Science and art in practice.  Margaret co-authored New Eyes for Plants: A Workbook for Observing and Drawing Plants.   http://pishwanton.org/

 Tony Cooper and Christian Thal-Jantzen     Tony and Christian’s after meeting in an architect’s office in London decided to form an architectural partnership (TJMCA) with others based at Emerson College in the 1970’s and focused on working with an anthroposophical and spiritually inspired dimension in their architecture. After ten years Christian went into a business career with a particular focus on the transformative power of money and continued to research and lecture on Steiner’s architecture and on the history of temple architecture on the side. Tony went into full-time teaching at Canterbury School of Architecture.  Subsequently an international professor/lecturer with periods teaching at Alanus Hochschule, Bonn and Fachocschule, Duesseldorf, Germany, University Kiev, Ukraine.

 Margaret Shillan has been a class teacher and art teacher at Michael Hall Steiner School. She has also taught at Emerson College and founded the Visual Arts Course there where she taught painting and drawing. She has travelled widely and given courses in many countries, and her own work has also been inspired by her travels. But it is nature above all that has been her greatest inspiration.

 

conference speakers 

Sunand Prasad   Since founding Penoyre & Prasad in 1988 with Greg Penoyre, Sunand has played a central role in the design and delivery of the practice’s 300 plus projects, guiding the design philosophy of the practice and the design development of projects. The practice's work has won over 80 awards and been widely published. Before coming to London with his family at the age of 12, Sunand lived in Sevagram, a community set up by Mahatma Gandhi. The values of this community are close to what we now call sustainability, the principles of which are at the core of Penoyre & Prasad's 25 years of work.

Sunand was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 2007 to 2009 and a Founding Commissioner of CABE. He is a member of the Government's Green Construction Board, a trustee of the think tank the Centre for Cities and of the arts and climate change charity Cape Farewell. He has written about the work of Le Corbusier, North Indian domestic architecture and urbanism, smart cities, the value of design, cultural diversity, climate change, the construction industry and professions, and hospital design. He contributes widely to conferences, publications, journals and broadcasts. He has taught, lectured and acted as external examiner in many schools of architecture in the UK and abroad.

http://www.penoyreprasad.com/

 Espen Tharaldsen is an architect based in Norway.  He has for many years been responsible for Working Group HUS in Bergen. Tharaldsen has designed a number of notable buildings, including Steiner schools and kindergartens, which have attracted national and international attention. He has taught in architecture schools in Norway, Germany and the United States since 1992 and has received government guaranteed income for artists.  In 2010 he published a book in Norwegian on Rudolf Steiner's Aesthetics.  In 2012 this book was published by the German publishing house Freies Geistesleben with the title Die Verwandlung des AlltagsÜber Rudolf Steiners Ästhetik.

http://www.arbeidsgruppenhus.no.html          http://www.antropos.no/hverdagens-forvandling.html

http://www.geistesleben.de/buecher/9783772518881/die-verwandlung-des-alltags.html

 Dr. Margaret Colquhoun is a Goethean biologist and Director of the Life Science Trust, which aims to explore the relationship between human beings and nature through art and science, and their integration with one another.  She spent four years at the Carl Gustav Carus Institute in Öschelbronn in Germany and at the Natural Science Section in Dornach, Switzerland, learning to use the Goethean scientific methodology.  Since then she has taught and researched extensively using Goethean Science in Britain with a special interest in landscape, medicinal plants and animal evolution.  She is the director of the Pishwanton Project of the Life Science Trust in South East Scotland, the only training place in Britain for Goethean Science and art in practice.  Margaret co-authored New Eyes for Plants: A Workbook for Observing and Drawing Plants.   http://pishwanton.org/

 

presenters

 Peter Clegg is a Founding Partner with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, having established the practice with Richard Feilden in 1978. Widely regarded as a key pioneer in the field of environmental design, he has more than 30 years' experience in low energy architecture and is actively involved in research, design and education. Peter was the primary author of "Feilden Clegg Bradley: The Environmental Handbook" published in 2007, a substantial account of the practice's sustainable design experience. He is Chair of the Cabe affiliated South West Design Review Panel. Peter was Senior Partner in charge of the architectural developments at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the new Central Office for the National Trust in Swindon. Current projects include refurbishment and renewal of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery complex at the Southbank Centre, Leventis Art Gallery in Cyprus and several new schools and University buildings. He is the Sir Arthur Marshall visiting Professor of Sustainable Urban Design at the University of Cambridge and was made a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in 2010.   

http://www.fcbstudios.com/

Nicolas Pople has over 35 years of practice experience. Prior to setting up his own office in 1985 he worked for Ahrends, Burton and Koralek,  Owers and Lumley (ex partners of Sir Leslie Martin), and was an associate with Chapman Lisle in London. Since 1981 he has combined practice, teaching and lecturing work and is presently a tutor at London Southbank University. A long term interest in sustainability has developed into a practice specialism and this has more recently been expanded into conservation work: he has a diploma in the Conservation of Historic Buildings from the Architectural Association.   

http://www.nicolaspople.com/

Pieter van der Ree  was born in Rotterdam and studied architecture at the Technical University in Delft in the Netherlands. Since 1990 he has been working as an architect in the field of ecological building and organic architecture. In 2000 he wrote a book on Organic Architecture and in 2003 he composed a travelling exhibition on the same topic that had venues in Amsterdam, Berlin, Tampere, Liege and Tallinn. Since 2005 he is professor for organic architecture at the Alanus Hochschule near Bonn in Germany and gives lectures and courses on architecture all over Europe.  

David Tasker is a chartered engineer who also studied architecture at the Bartlett. His early apprenticeship was with Anthony Hunt with whom he worked closely with many of the leading architects in the 1970’s. Fascinated with geometry and proportion he worked with Keith Critchlow, for many years jointly running both Polyhedral Developments, a design and build company and a unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. More recently David has worked as Design Director at Ramboll, an international engineering consultancy and has worked with Nicholas Pople Architects on three chapels for the Christian Community. His part-time teaching continues, currently in the Schools of Architecture at the Royal College of Art and the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.

Sarah Wigglesworth  heads her own practice based in London and is Professor of Architecture at The University of Sheffield. She has a reputation for designing expressive sustainable environments and in making everyday worlds extraordinary; the best known example of this approach is the award-winning Straw Bale House in London, published worldwide. She is the co-author of several books and has lectured globally. Sarah was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in 2003 and was created Royal Designer for Industry in 2012.  Sarah’s practice was appointed in March 2012 to develop the new masterplan for the Emerson College Campus.          www.swarch.co.uk

 

legacy lecture series 

on RUDOLF STEINER and modern architecture

Nicolas Pople has over 35 years of practice experience. Prior to setting up his own office in 1985 he worked for Ahrends, Burton and Koralek,  Owers and Lumley (ex partners of Sir Leslie Martin), and was an associate with Chapman Lisle in London. Since 1981 he has combined practice, teaching and lecturing work and is presently a tutor at London Southbank University. A long term interest in sustainability has developed into a practice specialism and this has more recently been expanded into conservation work: he has a diploma in the Conservation of Historic Buildings from the Architectural Association.   http://www.nicolaspople.com/ 

on ERIK ASMUSSEN

Filip Henley studied architecture at Bristol university ´68-´74. Worked with Ahrends, Burton and Koralek on housing in Basildon for four years, followed by a period in an office in Oslo and finally moving to Järna, Sweden 1979. After a few years in curative education, set up his own practice working mainly on projects for different anthroposophical institutions and schools. Represented Sweden at the UIA architectural congress in Chicago 1993 with an ecologically built apartment block for the elderly. Presently working as county architect in a small coastal county south of Stockholm.

on IMRE MAKOVECZ

Ferenc Salamin is an architect based in Hungary.  He worked with Imre Makovecz for some years and for thirty years had other activities with him, like Visegrad Camps, Károly Kós Association and Archiitects’ Master School,  workshops in London (The Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture), in Sheffield, in Elsace, and Jarna, and other works and exhibitions.  Salamin designed a number of buildings, including schools, wineries, community buildings, residences, and many reconstructions of old listed buildings.  He has been the architect for the city of Szerencs and Zebegény for more than twenty years.                         

on REX RAAB

Tony Cooper and Christian Thal-Jantzen      Tony and Christian’s after meeting in an architect’s office in London decided to form an architectural partnership (TJMCA) with others based at Emerson College in the 1970’s and focused on working with an anthroposophical and spiritually inspired dimension in their architecture. After ten years Christian went into a business career with a particular focus on the transformative power of money and continued to research and lecture on Steiner’s architecture and on the history of temple architecture on the side. Tony went into full-time teaching at Canterbury School of Architecture.  Subsequently an international professor/lecturer with periods teaching at Alanus Hochschule, Bonn and Fachocschule, Dusseldorf, Germany, University Kiev, Ukraine.

on JOHN WILKES

Ian Trousdell is director of the UK charity Healing Water Foundation and also of the international Flowform business. Both of these were founded by inventor and researcher John Wilkes (1930 – 2011) , who asked Ian to lead his work to help water support life, because of his understanding of water, metamorphosis and Flowform® technology.     www.flowform.net     www.healing-water.org

 

working group leaders

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Tony Cooper and Christian Thal-Jantzen      Tony and Christian’s after meeting in an architect’s office in London decided to form an architectural partnership (TJMCA) with others based at Emerson College in the 1970’s and focused on working with an anthroposophical and spiritually inspired dimension in their architecture. After ten years Christian went into a business career with a particular focus on the transformative power of money and continued to research and lecture on Steiner’s architecture and on the history of temple architecture on the side. Tony went into full-time teaching at Canterbury School of Architecture.  Subsequently an international professor/lecturer with periods teaching at Alanus Hochschule, Bonn and Fachocschule, Dusseldorf, Germany, University Kiev, Ukraine.

 Christopher Day is an architect, author and lecturer who has been designing by consensus for over 20 years.  He is the author of Places of the Soul, Spirit and Place, Consensus Design, Environment and ChildrenIn addition to designing buildings (over 50 projects) in accordance with his ecological principles, he offers worldwide consultancy on the development and -- perhaps more importantly -- the rescue of places both indoor and outdoor. His projects have won several awards, including a Prince of Wales award.

My focus is not on buildings, but on places – both outdoor and indoor – of appropriate microclimatic, social and soul moods, and responsible to their local ecology. Whenever possible, I try not to design on my own, but as part of a consensus group (up to around 30, so far) of users/occupants, using a listening technique. Unlike idea-based design, form and appearance design decisions condense – through diagrams, rough plans and sections, clay models and sketches, into more precise drawings - by consensus, so integrating the (sometimes apparently conflicting) multifarious pressures. (Detailed description in Consensus Design.) I therefore resist producing ideas as premature form blinds us to seeing what wants to be.”          www.christopherday.eu          http://www.fantastic-machine.com/artandspirit/spirit-and-place/welcome.html          www.fantastic-machine.com/artandspirit/spirit-and.../about_cd.html

Luigi Fiumara     Born in Formia, south of Rome, on January 1, 1973. Graduated in architecture in Rome. Member of the SIA (Swiss Association of Architects and Engineers). Honorary Professor of the National University for Construction and Architecture in Kiev (KNUBA) and guest lecturer in Moscow, Samara and Odessa. President of the International Forum Man and Architecture (IFMA). From 2000 til 2010 responsible for architecture in the Section for Visual Arts of the Goetheanum, Dornach. Co-founder of the architecture practices “Living Architecture” in Kiev and  “OAK - Organische Architektur und Kunst” in Dornach. Active as architect with projects in Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, India.                                 www.l-arch.org          www.oak-gmbh.ch

Lothar-Manuel Haasis first came into contact with Steiner’s educational impulse during his time as a Waldorf School pupil in Germany. After exploring architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar and Kent Institute of Art and Design, he joined Camphill Architects in Aberdeen Scotland. The practice is part of the Camphill Movement in the UK and dates back to the pioneering years of curative education in the UK in the 1950’s. Core aspects are participatory design strategies for intentional and life sharing communities. As in-house architect he was responsible for numerous community projects in the UK, Ireland and North America over the last twelve years. Amongst others, project collaboration with the Life Science Trust Pishwanton and Findhorn Foundation in Scotland; 2012 civic award for Phoenix Community Center Newton Dee, Aberdeen. Lothar is also developing his own studio practice to make his expertise in organic architecture more widely accessible.          www.camphillarchitect.co.uk          www.thinkbluearchitecture.com

Nicolas Pople has over 35 years of practice experience. Prior to setting up his own office in 1985 he worked for Ahrends, Burton and Koralek,  Owers and Lumley (ex partners of Sir Leslie Martin), and was an associate with Chapman Lisle in London. Since 1981 he has combined practice, teaching and lecturing work and is presently a tutor at London Southbank University. A long term interest in sustainability has developed into a practice specialism and this has more recently been expanded into conservation work: he has a diploma in the Conservation of Historic Buildings from the Architectural Association.   

http://www.nicolaspople.com/

David Tasker is a chartered engineer who also studied architecture at the Bartlett. His early apprenticeship was with Anthony Hunt with whom he worked closely with many of the leading architects in the 1970’s. Fascinated with geometry and proportion he worked with Keith Critchlow, for many years jointly running both Polyhedral Developments, a design and build company and a unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. More recently David has worked as Design Director at Ramboll, an international engineering consultancy and has worked with Nicholas Pople Architects on three chapels for the Christian Community. His part-time teaching continues, currently in the Schools of Architecture at the Royal College of Art and the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. 


workshop leaders

Philip Beaven studied Eurythmy in London, completing his studies in 1979. After a short spell teaching children his interests in the performing arts took over and for 26 years he worked at various times as eurythmist, actor, storyteller, dancer, puppeteer and director touring all over Europe and the US. After co-founding and teaching at the Academy of Living Movement in Vienna he rediscovered his love of teaching children and became a teacher at Michael Hall Steiner Waldorf School, Sussex, which he continues to this day!

Sigune Brinch studied Eurythmy in Dornach, Switzerland, graduating in 1989. She then performed and toured with London Eurythmy and Hamburg Eurythmy. Since starting a family, Sigune has been involved in numerous artistic eurythmy projects as well as branching out into teaching children and adults. Since 2006 Sigune has taught in the professional eurythmy training at Peredur Centre for the Arts.

Gregers Brinch  is a freelance composer, singer and music teacher. He has worked in adult education for over 20 years and is an experienced choir director. His enthusiasm for working with lay people rests on finding the secret to the enjoyment in doing exactly that, bringing music in all its depths, magic and mystery to people who are interested in finding these experiences. As a composer his works are many and varied. You can listen to his music and see him in action on http://www.youtube.com/user/gbrinch

Pieter van der Ree  was born in Rotterdam and studied architecture at the Technical University in Delft in the Netherlands. Since 1990 he has been working as an architect in the field of ecological building and organic architecture. In 2000 he wrote a book on Organic Architecture and in 2003 he composed a travelling exhibition on the same topic that had venues in Amsterdam, Berlin, Tampere, Liege and Tallinn. Since 2005 he is professor for organic architecture at the Alanus Hochschule near Bonn in Germany and gives lectures and courses on architecture all over Europe. 

Ian Trousdell is director of the UK charity Healing Water Foundation and also of the international Flowform business. Both of these were founded by inventor and researcher John Wilkes (1930 – 2011) , who asked Ian to lead his work to help water support life, because of his understanding of water, metamorphosis and Flowform® technology.     www.flowform.net     www.healing-water.org