September 30, 2020


RMIT Architecture invites students and staff to a lecture by GILLES RETSIN
Gilles Retsin’s Presentation on Research & Teaching will be followed by a round table discussion with Professor Alisa Andrasek, Dr. Leanne Zilka, Dr. Ben Milbourne, & Marc Gibson.
DATE: Thursday 8th October 2020
TIME: 6pm
LOCATION: Online, Streaming via RMIT Architecture Culture Capture Portal
View the full Poster + Description here:
Giles Retsin is currently leading an RMIT Master of Architecture Design Studio.
Originally from Belgium, Gilles Retsin is an architect and designer living in London. He studied architecture in Belgium, Chile and the UK, where he graduated from the Architectural Association. His design work and critical discourse has been internationally recognised through awards, lectures and exhibitions at major cultural institutions such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Royal Academy in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Gilles Retsin is Programme Director of the M.Arch Architectural Design at UCL, the Bartlett School of Architecture. He is also co-founder of AUAR ltd ( Automated Architecture) a design-tech consultancy based in London
RMIT Architecture emphasizes the activity of designing as research and undertake design practice re-search and research through design.
We see architectural design as a tool for speculating on new ideas about the built environment at the nexus between the experimental or speculative, and the realizable in practice. Nurturing a relationship between these two that is both symbiotic and critical; promoting a culture of practice based learning, teaching and research.
This presentation and round table discussion will explore the reciprocal relationship between teaching, research and practice from the perspective of Gilles Retsin, as a visiting academic to RMIT, and from a range of other studio leaders teaching into Master of Architecture Studios this semester.MAS_200925_Gilles Retsin Lecture and discussion