TIME | MAKING | SPACE @ The Royal Academy of Arts

Professor Carol Mavor

Writer and filmmaker


Steve Chance

Architect and co-founder of Chance de Silva Architects



Musician, composer, experimental sonic artist


Architecture is sensitive to time. From the intimately felt rhythms of the body, changeable urban currents, or slow everyday practices that influence how we experience architecture spatially, to the ways in which the physicality of a building, city or landscape is altered over time.

In the second collaborative event between The Bartlett School of Architecture and The Royal Academy of Arts, presentations by Carol Mavor, Steve Chance and SCANNER, explored the notion of time by drawing upon themes of slowness, the echo, and  site-specificity.

The evening was chaired by Ruth Bernatek, Sander Hölsgens and Emma-Kate Matthews, with works by Sander Hölsgens shown in the Geological Society Library.  A site-specific composition by Emma-Kate Matthews , ‘device 002 – tracing’ for violin and cello, premiered after the keynote talks.