Mies. UK is a student founded and student led initiative based in Glasgow at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, and recently in London.
As the sister organisation of Mies. Magazin in Vienna, our aim is to bring informal and uninhibited filmed interviews with architects (both large and small) to a wider audience through screening and publically available films. They may only be small insights but as a collective offer a uniquely diverse overview of the profession today - and all through students' eyes.
Our reach is extensive. The Mies. TV Network, which films in six langauges and showcases in seven countries is an example of what the first truly globalised generation can achieve as a team. Our unique content feeds into our alternative coverage and is all wrapped up in what we see as one big architectural adventure.
Each episode contains three interview segments that capture a wide ranging display of the architectural world in the UK
PORT-RE - We visit architects in their offices and ask them about their views on design and their own individual journey through architecture. Rather than act as another showcase for the glossy images and visualisations, we seek architects to share their life stories and personal insights.
RE-PORT - We talk to those within the diverse world of architecture that fall outside the traditional role of Architect. Those pushing the boundaries of architecture can range from visualisers and photographers to writers, journalists and museum co-ordinators.
UNI - We bring it all back to present the developments from those within our architectural schools and beyond. Made by students, we aim to highlight the achievements of students and architecture faculties throughout the UK. In these contributions, we bring the colourful variety of university events to the public and the profession.
It was clear to us that from the beginning we wanted to reach not only television viewers in their living rooms or dedicated students reading around the subject in their bedrooms. We showcase each episode at screenings that bring together students, professionals and the public to discuss and share the experience.
Every issue of Mies. The magazine will be presented to a live audience on the day of the TV premiere on Austrian TV Channel OKTO TV. After the demonstration shown, the interview guests will come to the stage 'live' and have the opportunity to answer questions from the audience. If you don't catch our broadcast then you can watch the segments on this website. This will also create a platform for direct discourse and inter-generational exchange.
In the course of our programming, we regularly come across ideas, people and projects that interest us - but do not fit into our classic TV format. If you have a subject that you are interested in covering with us, get involved and send us an email. We'd love to hear from you!