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David Capener

David Capener

Belfast, GB

 

About 

Writer | Urban Theory | Architect 

Interested in how we understand, record an interact with cities in light of the work of thinkers like Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. 

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David's Featured Articles on Archinect

Studio Visit: MMAS , Fri, Aug 11 '17

This week I went to visit MMAS, a Belfast based practice, in their studio, a converted mill just outside of the city centre. MMAS are a small practice, but their studio, full of models, drawings, sketches and ideas scribbled on whiteboards, is a dynamic place. I really enjoyed hearing their ...

Studio Visit: MMAS
 

Holidays and Bonfires, Mon, Aug 7 '17

July is not a usual month in Belfast. It’s holiday time — north coast beaches, infinite Donegal sands, the beautiful flat half-light of dusk of the western coast. For others it’s a time to play their part in, what is for some a controversial historical narrative that has, one way or ...

Holidays and Bonfires
 

What we do as architects is not neutral: it is political, Wed, Jul 5 '17

I started writing this on the 13th of June. It was going to be a piece on the importance of critical engagement for sole or small practitioners. Thoughts on why, generally, as architects, we don't engage with other practices as much as we should; why it is important to do so; and to tell you about ...

What we do as architects is not neutral: it is political
 

Chasing rabbits — tales from a new practice., Fri, May 19 '17

My first entry into the practice diaries is apt. Last week I launched a new architects practice LōF architects. I use the plural, but sat in my office — a small room at the bottom of my garden with just about enough room for either me or a swinging cat, but not both — I realise that ...

Chasing rabbits — tales from a new practice.
 

Employment 

LōF, Belfast, GB, Director

Apr 2017 - current
 

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