Architecture Space and Society Centre

CHANGE OF DATE: Mabel O. Wilson: ‘Provisional Demos: The Spatial Agency and Tent Cities’, 21 June

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

Ferdinand Opll: ‘The Battle of Maps: Ottoman-Habsburg antagonism as mirrored in their cartography’, 27 April

Friday, 27 April, 2018, 5pm, Keynes Library, please book your (free) place here Ferdinand Opll: The Battle of Maps: Ottoman-Habsburg antagonism as mirrored in their cartography (15th – 16th century) The paper will compare parallel trends in the development of… Continue Reading →

CHANGE OF DATE: Finola O’Kane Crimmins: ‘Plantation Landscapes from Ireland, Jamaica and Georgia 1730-1830’, 25 May

This talk will now take place on Friday 25 May 2018, 6pm, Keynes Library, (please book your (free) places here) Finola O’Kane Crimmin (UCD Dublin): Designed in Parallel or in Translation? Plantation Landscapes from Ireland, Jamaica and Georgia 1730-1830   Plantation… Continue Reading →

From the “Age of Coal” to Bitcoin Mining: Notes on the “Architecture of Energy” Symposium

Güneş Tavmen, the Publicity Officer of the ASSC, and PhD candidate in Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck penned a blog post after the symposium on “Architecture of Energy”, which was organised by Mark Crinson and funded by the Architecture… Continue Reading →

Jonathan Massey: The Social in Architecture: Designing Risk and Opportunity through Housing, 24th November

24th November 2017, 6.30pm, ICA Cinema For booking: https://www.ica.art/whats-on/social-architecture-designing-risk-and-opportunity-through-housing Following the CHASE workshop “On the Social in Architecture” with PhD students, social housing residents and housing activists, Jonathan Massey will give a talk open to the public. Responding to the… Continue Reading →

ASSC welcomes Postdoc Fellowship applications

The ASSC welcomes contact from early career researchers interested in applying for Postdoctoral Fellowships to be held at Birkbeck. Below are some of the funding bodies that support research in the ASSC’s area that include architectural history, architectural humanities, architecture… Continue Reading →

Douglas Spencer: Still Dreaming? Space After Spectacle and the Indifference of Architecture, 27th October

Friday, 27th October, 18.00-19.30, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square Susan Buck-Morss, in her Dreamworld and Catastrophe, observed that the end of the Cold War was marked by the passing of the dream-forms of modernity — capitalist,… Continue Reading →

Yes, the monuments should fall

This article was contributed by Dr Joel McKim, a member of the ASSC (from Birkbeck’s Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies) and was published first on Birkbeck Comments. Writing in the 1930s, the Austrian writer Robert Musil famously noted… Continue Reading →

Symposium: Architecture of Energy

Friday, 3 November, 13.00 – 17.00, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square Organised by the Architecture Space and Society Centre and supported by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. Please book your (free) place here. This symposium… Continue Reading →

Symposium: Modernism and the Museum Space in Germany

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 6pm, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, Cinema Free and open to all, please book here This symposium will explore the ways in which the advanced architecture of the early twentieth century in Germany confronted… Continue Reading →

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