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Symposium: Landscape and Power

Thurs 18 May 6-7.30pm, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, room B03 This event brings together three speakers to share their research on the relationships between landscape, power, territory and memory at three distinct moments: colonial India, Nazi Germany, 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 →

Reflections after ‘Healing Spaces’ Event

This blog post is penned by Dr Leslie Topp. The cover of Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture and the Body, a collected volume published in 2016 by Routledge, features an architectural cross-section. A rectilinear tower with a reinforced concrete frame is… Continue Reading →

Thinkers in Architecture series: Peg Rawes, Bartlett, UCL, ‘Housing Biopolitics and Care’, 20 March

Monday 20 March 2017, 6pm, Keynes Library (Book here) We are delighted to announce our next speaker in the annual Thinkers in Architecture series: Prof. Peg Rawes, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: Housing Biopolitics and Care  This talk outlines how Spinoza’s… Continue Reading →

CHASE Workshop: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places, 24 February

CHASE Workshop organised by Open University and Architecture Space and Society Centre, 24 February 2017, Dreyfus Room, Birkbeck, University of London Drawing upon the research interests of the Medieval and Early Modern Research Group at the Open University and the… Continue Reading →

Reflections on Development and Destruction in Spitalfields

Miloš Kosec, a PhD candidate in Arts and Humanities at Birkbeck reflected on the symposium that looked into the ever-changing Spitalfields. The symposium was organized by Dr. Lesley McFadyen (HCA) and Dr. Joel McKim (FMACS) and funded by the Architecture… Continue Reading →

Call for applicants for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme

The ASSC welcomes contact from early career academics interested in applying for a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to be held at Birkbeck. These prestigious awards are intended to provide the holders with an opportunity to undertake a significant project… 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 →

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 →

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