The Berlage


’Filthy Logics’: The Architecture of Mediocrity

Francesca Hughes

An architect by training, Francesca Hughes is an internationally renowned architectural theorist and educator. Having taught across both studio and history & theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and then the Architectural Association in London for more than 25 years, she was Professor of Architecture and Head of School at UTS, Sydney, from 2018 to 2020. Given her extensive knowledge of different architectural education cultures and models, Francesca has served as visiting professor and external examiner at numerous schools in the UK, US, Asia and Europe.

The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This spring semester, speakers include Andrés Jaque, Dear Architects, Design, Bitches, Francesca Hughes, Shohei Shigematsu, Studio Folder, and Tomoaki Uno.

All lectures are viewable online at and are open to the public at the Orange Room, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft.

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