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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 →

New Books Series: Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture and the Body, 3 February

Friday 3 February 2017, 2-5pm, Keynes Library (room 114), School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square This event marks the publication of the collected volume Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture and the Body Ashgate Studies in Architecture (Routledge, 2016). Healing Spaces… 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 →

ASSC Walks during Birkbeck Arts Week

‘Picturing Covent Garden piazza’ walk on Monday 16th, 5-6pm The creation of Covent Garden piazza as an upmarket residential location was begun in 1631. The building that takes up most of the piazza today was opened two hundred years later,… Continue Reading →

Prof Mark Crinson: ‘Brutalism – from New to Neo’, 19 May, 6pm

This talk is available as online podcast here. Professor Mark Crinson, University of Manchester Thursday 19 May 2016, 6pm, Room 153, Malet Street ‘Brutalism – from New to Neo’ The last few years have seen a wealth of publications and… Continue Reading →

Thinkers in Architecture inaugural lecture; Norbert Nussbaum (University of Cologne): From the Belly of the Architect

Friday 12 February, 2016 beginning 5pm at Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Fragments of memory are omnipresent in the belly of the architect, as they are appear assembled in the Autoritratto Architettonico of… Continue Reading →

New Books Series: Owen Hopkins, From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

Friday 4 March, 2016, 6pm, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD, Keynes Library We are delighted to inaugurate our New Books series with a talk by the author of a new book on Hawksmoor and his… Continue Reading →

Architecture in Time: The Temporal Conditions of Design

Friday 23 October, 10.00am – 5.00pm, followed by drinks Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DT A colloquium organised by Dr Lesley McFadyen, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, and co-hosted with the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research… Continue Reading →

Stefan Muthesius, University of East Anglia

Tower Block Revisited: Aspects of British Public Housing Post-World War II Friday 26 June 2015, 6pm Tower Block public housing in Britain has been subjected to diametrically opposed viewpoints. This talk suggests approaches that may be taken by the art… Continue Reading →

Jeremy Till, Central Saint Martins ‘Thick Time’

Friday 13 March, 2015 beginning 6pm Followed by reception and launch of the Architecture Space and Society Centre This lecture will present a reading of space and time that Jeremy Till has developed in his writings. Starting with the premise… Continue Reading →

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