Welcoming Seán Cullen and Laurence Lord
Queen’s Architecture is delighted to welcome two new lecturers this year: Seán and Laurence.
Seán is currently working on a research project called the Movable-Nexus (M-NEX) which explores how cities can be designed for sustainable use of food, water and energy resources in the context of our changing climate. He is also a co-founder of Belfast Housing Lab, a centre that trials new housing initiatives to increase affordability and accessibility in Northern Ireland. Previously, he has worked for Burckhardt+PartnerAG and Sult Design on a range of commercial and public design projects. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Network and previously a British Council Fellow at the Venice Biennale.
Laurence studied at University College Dublin, Technical University Dublin and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, graduating in 2006. Laurence co-founded AP+E with Jeffrey Bolhuis in 2013. AP+E is a design and research studio based in The Netherlands and Ireland with an agenda to strengthen the relevance of architecture as a social enterprise and create spaces that stimulate new forms of community and interaction. The work of AP+E has been published and exhibited internationally. In 2018 Laurence was the Co-Commissioner/Curator for Free Market, the Irish National Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia. Laurence has previously held teaching roles in both UCD and CCAE and has been an invited critic to HLSU Lucern, TU Delft and TU Dublin.