Spike Island

Writer's talkAlex Coles


Tuesday 23 April 2013, 6pm


£5, £3 concessions
Free for Spike Associates
Booking advised

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In his 2012 book The Transdisciplinary Studio, Coles argues that we have entered a post-post-studio age in which artists and designers are now defined not by their discipline but by the fluidity with which their practices move between the fields of architecture, art, and design.

Coles spent time in the studios of Jorge Pardo Sculpture in Mexico, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich, Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, and Åbäke in London, observing and interviewing the practitioners and their assistants.

Here he discusses his findings in conversation with Spike Island’s director Helen Legg.

Alex Coles

Alex Coles is Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddlesfield.