Machina Loci


Carol Mancke


Carol Mancke is an artist, architect and educator with more than 30 years professional experience. She has worked in architecture practices in London, San Francisco and Tokyo and taught architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, the Nagaoka Institute of Design, the University of Western Australia and Kingston University London, where she ran the March (Design) program from 2004-2014. Carol is a chartered British architect and a licensed architect in the US (California) and Japan (First Class).

Working at the intersection of art and cities, Carol seeks to create thought-provoking interventions in situations and places of everyday life through individual and collaborative projects. Her practice engages a variety of time frames – ephemeral, temporary and permanent – and ranges in scale from drawing and photography, sculpture and installation through to interior design, architecture and urbanism.

Carol’s architecture projects have been featured in the Japanese publications Comfort, Shin Kenchiku, Nikkei Architecture, Kenchiku Bunka and others. Her artwork has featured in group and solo exhibitions in Britain, Japan and Australia, including the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial in 2009. In 2011-2013 she was artist in residence at the Central Institute of Technology in Perth Australia. Carol is currently pursuing a PhD in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London.

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Richard Spencer

BA [Arch.] Hons., Dip. Arch., RIBA, Intl. Assoc. AIA

Richard Spencer qualified as an architect in the UK in 1980, has been a practice principal for 25 years, including 18 leading aviation and transportation on a global spread of projects, and is now the Woods Bagot Design Director for airport projects. Combining a broad range of experience gained on many landmark projects with a keen interest in all things aviation related, Richard has become an expert in this field and has spoken extensively at airport conferences, published articles and been interviewed on TV discussing airport design and development.

Richard’s particular skills include airport master planning, terminal planning & design and capacity analysis. His communication skills and experience of practice management has translated into strong team and project leadership abilities. Richard is fascinated by the fact that however much the challenges faced by airports around the world are similar, the most appropriate solution is invariably unique to each individual airport.

Richard is a past president of the American Institute of Architects UK Chapter and has served on the board of the AIA’s International Region.

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