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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. This symposium is concerned with exploring whether there… 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 →

Call for applicants for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Architecture Space and Society Centre, Birkbeck, University of London – Call for applicants for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships The ASSC welcomes contact from early career researchers interested in applying for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held at Birkbeck…. Continue Reading →

Symposium: Landscape and Power

Thurs 18 May 6-7.30pm, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, room B03 A blog post about this event can be reached here. This event brings together three speakers to share their research on the relationships between landscape, power, territory 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 →

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