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REGISTER: Conversations

Conversations about contemporary architecture

REGISTER: Conversations
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This project received pledges on Tue 17 Mar 2020

What is register?

Formed in 2016, REGISTER connects the students at Kingston School of Art with the professional and public spheres of architectural practice in London, Europe, and further afield.

Over the past three years we have invited guests and collaborators to give public lectures at Kingston School of Art. These lectures help foster new conversations about urbanism, landscape, and buildings with students, broadening their understanding of the discipline and its role in society.

We ask all those practitioners and academics who join us for REGISTER lectures to participate in the podcast programme, to extend the breadth and depth of the discussions, as well as to support our students who might be unable to attend an evening lecture.

The initiative has built momentum with over 70,000 listens to-date. Through this podcast series we are able to extend the conversation beyond our students to support multiple audiences interested in the built environment, establishing Kingston School of Art as a key site for discussions and debates around the form and content of architecture.


Now with Conversations we look to further this line of enquiry into the shape and form of architectural culture. By turns revealing, intimate, instructive, and generous, this volume – the first in a planned series of similar anthologies – collates conversations with seven leading architects, writers, and curators. The transcription of each discussion is supported by a selection of images that illustrate the central buildings, ideas, and concepts discussed by the participants, and the advice they offer for the next generation of architects. 

This book will demonstrate the fruitful and influential discussions happening within the department, led by the students, to those outside of the university.

Featured architects include:

  • Flores & Prats Arquitectes
  • Elizabeth Hatz Architects
  • Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten
  • Job Floris (Monadnock)
  • Beate Hølmebakk (Manthey Kula Arkitekter)
  • Floris de Bruyn (GAFPA)
  • Marius Grootveld (Veldwerk)

Details: 24 illustrations. 140pp. 148 x 210 mm.

Please note that delivery is restricted to within Europe


All pledges will go to support this book and help promote REGISTER and the work of the students in the department to others.

Transcription = £800

Printing = £1000 (b/w only on white paper) / £4000 (Colour images on crème paper)

Minimum amount will allow us to finalise and print the book, the full amount represents the costs of a higher-quality publication with colour images

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