The Spatial Communication Programme presents Charles Holland, Director of FAT (Fashion, Architecture, Taste)


Tuesday 9 October 2012 6-7.30pm
*this event has been rescheduled from 12 June 2012*
Main Lecture Theatre

Charles Holland is an architect, writer and teacher and is a director of London-based architectural practice FAT (Fashion, Architecture, Taste) which he runs with Sean Griffiths and Sam Jacob. The Office made its name with satirical installations, artistic objects and pop-collage interiors and has more recently been involved in regeneration projects such as New Islington, Liverpool One and Middlehaven. Operating from the premise that architecture is a form of communication and that it should speak the language of its users, FAT ( has developed a reputation for making buildings that are memorable, engaging, and responsive to contemporary culture. FAT works across the boundaries of architecture, urban design, interior/exhibition and design/art engaging in cultural practices outside of architecture to inform spatial experience.

‘…we’re interested in talking about architecture as a cultural activity. Our work, quite unusually for a British architectural practice, is ideas based; its starting point is conceptual and theoretical rather than essentially pragmatic.’ Charles Holland.

This presentation and discussion of FAT’s work by Charles Holland is part of a series of events organised by the Spatial & Surface Programme Group as a platform for the discussion of future developments in the field. Key thinkers and practitioners working across boundaries and at the cutting edge of their disciplines have been invited to present their work at LCC.