Annual theme “Excess“
Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (WS 2019/20)


23 January 2020

Affluence and Scarcity

Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual und Alon Schwabe), Jeremy Till


Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe)


Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London. It was born to explore the systems that organise the world through food. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture and geopolitics. Since 2015 they are working on multiple iterations of the long-term site-specific Climavore project exploring how to eat as humans change climates. In 2016 they opened The Empire Remains Shop, a platform to critically speculate on implications of selling the remains of Empire today. Their first book was published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City about this project (2018). Their work has been exhibited at Manifesta12, Palermo; Lafayette Anticipations, Paris; 13th Sharjah Biennial; Serpentine Galleries, London; Atlas Arts, Skye; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York; HKW Berlin; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale; US Pavilion, 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale; and they have been residents in The Politics of Food programme at Delfina Foundation, London. They currently lead a studio unit at the Royal College of Art, London. They have recently been awarded the Special Prize at the 2019 Future Generation Art Prize and are nominated for the Visible Award.


Jeremy Till


Jeremy Till is an architect, educator and writer. As an architect, he worked with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects on their pioneering building, 9 Stock Orchard Street, winner of many awards including the RIBA Sustainability Prize. As an educator, Till is Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Arts London. As a writer, Till’s extensive work includes the books Flexible Housing, Architecture Depends and Spatial Agency, all three of which won the RIBA President’s Award for Research. He curated the UK Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale and also at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. In his research, he has explored the theme of scarcity widely, analysing how scarcity is designed and suggesting that conditions of scarcity may become the inspiration and context for transformation.