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Civic Centre: Architecture, Civic Design, and the Municipal Project in Interwar Norwich

Civic Centre: Architecture, Civic Design, and the Municipal Project in Interwar Norwich Neal Shasore (University of Liverpool) 7 December 6pm Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD   This paper discusses the emergence of a new… Continue Reading →

CfP Conquest and Construction: Architecture and Landscapes in the Medieval Mediterranean

Le Corbusier’s Venice Hospital: a genealogy of individual and collective intelligence in his architecture

Le Corbusier’s Venice Hospital: a genealogy of individual and collective intelligence in his architecture Sophia Psarra (Bartlett School of Architecture) 9 November 6pm Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD   In the 1960s Le Corbusier designed a hospital to… Continue Reading →

CfP Building-Object/Design-Architecture: Exploring Interconnections

Call for Papers Building-Object/Design-Architecture: Exploring Interconnections      6-8 June 2019, Clore Business School, Birkbeck, London A conference jointly supported by the Design History Society, the European Architectural History Network, and the Architecture Space and Society Centre (Birkbeck). Deadline for… Continue Reading →

Notes on the “Ha Ha: The Weirdness of Walls” Symposium

The organisers of the “Ha Ha: The Weirdness of Walls” Symposium (8th June 2018), Christina Parte and Miloš Kosec, reflect on the event. A wall seems like an all-too obvious architectural element: one of the simplest and oldest technologies of… Continue Reading →

Notes from ‘Where is the social in architecture?’ CHASE Workshop, 24 November 2017

With a focus on housing and public space, the first of three sessions co-organised by the ICA, the Architecture Space and Society Centre at Birkbeck (ASSC), and the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), brought together… Continue Reading →

Notes from ‘Architecture, Crisis and Social Sustainability’ CHASE Workshop, 9 March 2018

Whether precarious conditions are extended indefinitely, or whether, within the pendulum swing of a wrecking ball, the apparently solid is made ephemeral, the line between the temporary and the permanent can be a fine one. The second in a series… Continue Reading →

Symposium: Redefining the Social in Architecture, 21 June, 13.30, ICA

Click to reserve your place This symposium invites select speakers and CHASE PhD students to discuss their new and evolving research into topics of the social in architectural practice and theory. Building upon a series of related public events and… Continue Reading →

New Book talk: Ipek Tureli: “Istanbul Open City: Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity”

Thursday 5 July, 6-7.30pm, 43 Gordon Square B04, book here Ipek Tureli (McGill University) will introduce her new book  Istanbul Open City (Routledge, 2018). Taking departure from the popular exhibitionary site of the war panorama in Istanbul, this talk will discuss… Continue Reading →

Ha-ha, the Weirdness of Walls: A One Day Symposium

Friday, 8 June, 10am-5pm, Birkbeck Cinema, please book here You can download the abstracts here The Ha-ha wall, a classic feature of the English park, is said to derive its name from the surprised reaction and amusement of passers-by when… Continue Reading →

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