About the Programme

The city is full of voices, thoughts and sounds. When it comes to buildings, most of us have an opinion and something to say. In this programme Eli Hatleskog and Anthony Hoete explore how we ‘talk architecture’.

Listening to some architects ‘talking architecture’, the language can be considered both obtuse and opaque. As an antidote, or reaction, to ‘archi-speak’, Radio Blablablarchitecture develops a conversation to, with and about buildings, where voices of the city talk design. For to design is, in the first instance, to talk. But we need to not just talk to ourselves or even to architects and the public, we also need to talk to buildings.

If we listen to architecture, what does it say and how can we talk back?

The programme is a research collaboration between What_Architecture’s Anthony Hoete and Eli Hatleskog (ADAPT-r ITN) looking at communication and consultation in live architectural design processes. It is co-produced with The Arts & Culture Unit.

The research leading to these results received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA grant agreement n° 317325.