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Queer Spaces: In Conversation with Joshua Mardell and Adam Nathaniel Furman

The ASSC hosts a discussion with the authors about their new book, ‘Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories’ Thursday 29 June, 6pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD This event is… Continue Reading →

Treating Minds and Bodies: Architecture, Medicine, and Health in the Modern Middle East

A symposium co-hosted by the Architecture Space and Society Centre and the Centre for Medical Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London Tuesday 13 June, 6-8pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD This event is free,… Continue Reading →

Struggles in the Concrete – Architecture, Architectural History and the Marxist Tradition

An Architecture Space and Society Centre Conference 27-28 April 2023 Venue: The Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, 27 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL Organisers: Luisa Lorenza Corna (Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck, University of London), Mark Crinson (Professor of Architectural History,… Continue Reading →

Printing for the ‘City-Builder’: London Real Estate and the Emergence of the Building Guide (1650-1720)

Gregorio Astengo, ETH Zurich and Birkbeck; Respondent Elizabeth McKellar, Open University When:  Friday 3 February 2023, 6-7.30pm – A HYBRID EVENT Where: Room 106, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD OR ONLINE Microsoft Teams meeting Join… Continue Reading →

As Hardly Found in the Art of Tropical Architecture: An Exhibition

Opens on 20 January 2023 at the Architectural Association Gallery, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, and is open to the public until 25 March. An opening event on 19 January 2023 will include a panel discussion with the commissioned artists. More… Continue Reading →

Reflections on Shock City: A Book Launch and Discussion

POSTONED TO 17 February, 6pm, Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Book launch consisting of a presentation by Mark Crinson of his new book Shock City: Image and Architecture in Industrial Manchester (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in… Continue Reading →

Building/Object – Shared and Contested Territories of Design and Architecture

Life in Ruins: The Fetishisation of Decay in Contemporary Architecture – 7 June

When: 7th June 2022, 6pmWhere: Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PDFree booking via Eventbrite Many new buildings today don’t look so new at all, with their scuffed surfaces and carefully retained fragments of older structures. These tendencies respond to… Continue Reading →

Ukrainian Architectural Heritage: Modernism, Identity and Survival – 24 May

Image copyright © Courtauld Institute of Art Architecture, Space and Society Centre is proud to announce an event dedicated to Ukrainian architectural heritage. Three eminent experts will raise awareness of Ukraine’s architectural history, the threat it is currently under, and… Continue Reading →

Towards a Spatial Critique of Student Experience – 20 May

When: 20 May 2022, 18:00Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon SquareBook your place ‘Student experience’ has become a ubiquitous term in the discourse of contemporary universities, yet its meaning remains opaque. In its most immediate (and positive) sense it denotes a holistic approach to… Continue Reading →

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