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Alan Thompson
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Replied May. 22, 2009


Alan Thompson (Chairman Art & Architecture)

Having spent a number of years working on the design and construction of public buildings, I am now a design review advisor for the Commission of Architecture and the Built environment (CABE.) I am currently working with Creative Partnerships and the Building Exploratory as Artist in Residence in Whitechaple, London and Bexhill in Sussex. I have particular interests in public art, education and emerging digital technologies.

B.A. Philosophy (London) - B.A. Architecture (Edinburgh) - M.Sc. Architectural History (UCL)
Dip. Arch. Architecture (Bartlett) - Urban Design (IUAV Venice)

Some recent Publications:
TINAG - How Vermin Are Shaping Our Future Cities
TINAG - The Medical City ... A Story Of Venus And Mercury

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At 11:56am on November 22, 2010, Dr. Bill Thompson said…
Alan, sorry, got it, Bill
At 11:54am on November 22, 2010, Dr. Bill Thompson said…
Alan, how do I access project sisyphus again please?
At 5:03pm on November 21, 2010, Eoin McGinn said…
Hi Alan, Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it so much.


At 5:36pm on July 2, 2010, Sylvia Dejoie said…
Hello Alan,
as for "Technology is the answer... Now what was the question?"
This reminds me of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. They got the answer but then had forgotten what the question was.
Definitely a possibility. Often we want to do something just because we can. I see technology as a tool that should really solve problems. Sometimes technology is the problem, so you are trying to fight poison with poison.
As for technology and psychology, I find it fascinating how much personal information people are willing to volunteer on social media websites. Like me right now :-).
At 9:42am on April 29, 2010, Simon P Laurent said…
Dear Alan,
Thank you so much for the invitations you sent me.
But I won't be able to come tonight.
Sincerely yours,
PS : Just uploaded some new works... Hope you will like them....
At 9:53pm on April 19, 2010, Francesca King said…
Hi Alan
Web link getting through now. More info to follow!
At 1:21am on April 13, 2010, Kate Thomson said…
Hi Alan, thank you so much for your lovely comment on Uksihima Sculpture web site way back in July last year. I am hoping to be able to upload some more images on the A7A web site very soon.
Sorry for long silence...too many deadlines trying to establish some work in the UK, no public commissions here as yet but 3 exhibitions in Scotland over the last year, and one coming up in Glasgow in June 2010 and in London in January 2011. More on those soon. In the meantime my husband the Japanese sculptor Hironori Katagiri’s sculpture will be on show in the Tokyo based Art Front Gallery’s section of the SOFA Art Fari in New York this week, booth 116
If you know anyone over in New York York (or nearby) who might be interested do please pass this link on. thank you also for the A&A e-mails on events you have been sending - tried to reply to those but always bounced back so will have to get better at using this site. I hope all goes well with you and all you do. With all very best wishes, Kate
At 4:15pm on February 21, 2010, Ken A. Tani said…
Hi Alan,
How are you? In London next week.
Lets meet up.
At 7:58pm on December 30, 2009, Andybdm said…
Hi Alan,
Thanks for the welcome. Hope to post some info in the New Year. I'm not very computer literate, but perhaps this website will inspire me to change that! All the best for 2010. Andy Millar
At 4:15pm on December 30, 2009, francesco calzolaio said…
caro Alan
I will add something in the next future, during this holiday I plan to update mywebsite itself, that is frozen to four years ago. I am crossing a professional and personal crisis, as many others I guess.
I studied a little yours links and we have many intersting contact point among our interests: I saw your "medicine" approach....
I worked for the italian association of muliplis screlrosis (last year was completed the holiday resort in lucignano, tuscany, called "i girasoli"), but I still have not good pictures of the lst body, in the hall I designed and realized a sculpture in steel rods...
and in april I published a guide about the museums spread in the lagoon, among them the two lazaretti and the new "museo dela Follia" at san servolo, I might send you the pdf if you like..
At 8:31am on December 30, 2009, eva said…
Hi Alan, thx for your interest to my page, especially concerning the book i am writing,
you may also visit my personal page at,
At 3:25pm on December 24, 2009, liliane lijn said…
Hi Alan I just came across your comments to me re ICA exhibition in June. I am very sorry not to have replied but didn't realise you had posted these. Were they sent to my website? Well, I hope you went to the ICA exhibition and also possibly to the Poetry Marathon at the Serpentine Gallery in October.

I would upload video but if there is a link to my website, you can see all the videos there. In fact, I am in the process now of updating my website. This will allow people to view the videos and images of my work at full screen resolution.

all best for the Holidays and a very productive New year!

Liliane Lijn
At 3:01pm on December 24, 2009, Pedro Varela said…
Dear Alan,

I'm sorry for the delay on respond your comment on my profile. I didn't saw your message before.

The tropicalia era is a strong reference to me, but also the fantastic Latin-American literature and the geometric tendencies in south American art of the 60's are important to me to build my urban landscapes. I want to stay in a space between fantasy and utopia.

There are some interesting architectural projects here in Brasil, most of than are from Oscar Niemeyer. MAC Niterói is one of his most interesting buildings in Rio de Janeiro:

Thank you for your interest!
Happy new year!
At 2:05pm on December 6, 2009, Meeli Koiva-Mary Crystal Ra said…
Hi Alan!

I am innovative light and glass artist, abstract painter, author, speaker.
Light and glass + architecture is my passion.
I am also writing articles about "percent for art" and about public art.

Links about me:
Meeli Koiva presented her Glass and Light sculpture at the Glass Performance Days Conference:
The World of Glass 2007.2008 on 10 pages about Meeli Koiva: pdf
Melissa is my artist name.
Glassfiles about Meeli Koiva
presentations link:

I am very happy to be part of this community. It is very important to cooperate in different levels and create better VISUAL FUTURE.

Best greetings, Meeli/Melissa
light and glass artist
At 11:49am on November 7, 2009, LECCHI MARINO said…
piacere di essere vostro amico
At 1:44pm on November 6, 2009, LECCHI MARINO said…
ciao grazie di avermi accolto qui
vorrei essere tuo amico
bloccato da top 100
mi aggiungi tu per favore
marino lecchi
At 12:50pm on November 4, 2009, Georgina Chimarrides said…
Hi Alan,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us on Monday night and congratulations on a very well organised event which I thought presented an interesting overview on sheds.
At 12:41pm on November 2, 2009, Georgina Chimarrides said…
Great, I will be attending tonight's event . Thanks
At 3:41pm on October 29, 2009, Raewyn Greggain said…
Sorry. Looking forward to hearing from you.
At 6:41pm on October 27, 2009, Linda Leroy said…
Following the discussion about site visits at the last meeting, we have prepared a folder of information representing a group of artists working in different disciplines for you to consider a possible visit to the Galleria Studios. I will bring it with me to the meeting on Monday.

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