Book celebration of The New Architecture of Science
The National Graphene Institute and the Manchester Urban Institute would like to invite you at the book celebration of The New Architecture of Science: Learning from Graphene. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2020 by Kostya S. Novoselov and Albena Yaneva
Date: 30 September 10:00 am BST
Prof Sir Kostya S. Novoselov, National Graphene Institute, Manchester and National University of Singapore
Prof Albena Yaneva, Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester
John Whittaker, Engineering Director of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre
Please register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-celebration-the-new-architecture-of-science-by-novoselov-and-yaneva-tickets-169613419303
About the book:
The book analyses the unique design of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) in Manchester, UK and sheds light on the new generation of 21st century science laboratories. Weaving together two tales of the building, lead scientist and one of the designers, Kostya Novoselov (Nobel Laureate in Physics-2010), and architectural anthropologist, Albena Yaneva, combine an analysis of its distinctive design features with ethnographic observation of the practices of scientists, facility managers, technicians, administrators and house service staff.
Drawing on a meticulous study of ‘the social life’ of the building, the book offers a fresh account of the mutual shaping of architecture and science at the intersection of studies of science and technology, cognitive anthropology and architectural theory.
About the authors:
Prof. Sir Kostya S Novoselov FRS is a Langworthy Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Manchester and the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 (together with Andre Geim) for their pioneering work on graphene. He was the leading scientist behind the design and development of the National Graphene Institute, working closely with the architects.
Prof. Albena Yaneva is Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, Manchester Urban Institute. She is the author of several books including: The Making of a Building (2009), Made by the OMA: An Ethnography of Design (2009), Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), Five Ways to Make Architecture Political. An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice (2017), and Crafting History: Archiving and the Quest for Architectural Legacy (2020). Yaneva is the recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects President's award for outstanding university research (2010).