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Document Fever: Encounters with the architecture of the *colonial architecture archive – 25 February

Symposium organised by the Architectural Association in collaboration with ASSC

House of Annetta: Hypnotic Tango – 18 Nov

Fran Edgerley (Assemble) will discuss designing for spatial justice through Assemble’s ongoing project: a new social centre to support those working for housing justice and land reform.

Conquest and Construction: Architecture and Landscapes in the Medieval Mediterranean

1 March 2019: Much recent scholarship on the medieval Mediterranean focuses on shifting borders and cultural identities. Conquest is one of the causes of such shifts. This one-day symposium will examine how the consequences of conquests were manifested in conquered cities and landscapes, asking how conquerors responded to their new environments and how conquered communities were built and re-built.

Book Launch 25 Jan! Two exciting new publications

Book Launch Architecture, Media and Memory: Facing Complexity in Post-9/11 New York – Joel Mckim The Architecture of Art History: A Historiography – Mark Crinson / Richard J Williams 25 January, 5.30pm Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon… Continue Reading →

Mabel O. Wilson: ‘Provisional Demos: The Spatial Agency and Tent Cities’, 21 June, 7pm

This event is now taking place on 21st June 2018, 7pm, ICA Cinema, click here for tickets Mabel Wilson (Columbia University): ‘Provisional Demos: The Spatial Agency and Tent Cities’  Following the CHASE workshop “On the Social in Architecture” with PhD… Continue Reading →

Symposium: Landscape and Power

Thurs 18 May 6-7.30pm, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, room B03 A blog post about this event can be reached here. This event brings together three speakers to share their research on the relationships between landscape, power, territory and… Continue Reading →

Film Screening: The Price of Desire (2014)

Friday 19 May, 6pm, Gordon Square Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Eileen Gray’s iconic modernist villa E-1027 (1926-1929) in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur has recently been opened to the public, following extensive restoration. ‘The Price of Desire,’… Continue Reading →

Art Nouveau and Modernist Architecture: Building the Narratives of Women’s Professional Identity

Wednesday 17 May, 2pm, Room G04, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Join us to explore how women engaged with architecture around the turn of the twentieth century in order to produce public statements of professional identity. This session focuses… Continue Reading →

Symposium: Spitalfields: On Development and Destruction, 18 November

Friday, 18 November, 09.45 – 16.45 to be followed by drinks, Keynes Library (room 114), School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square This one day symposium, hosted by the Architecture, Space and Society Research Centre at Birkbeck, will provide an… Continue Reading →

Tim Benton: Saving E-1027: Trials and tribulations in the re-presentation of Eileen Gray’s house by the sea, 8 June

Wednesday, 8th June, 6-7.30pm, Birbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square What are the issues in conserving a house whose unique value lies in the organisation of space through the use of furniture? Almost all the fixed and movable pieces of furniture… Continue Reading →

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