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Solitude and its Spaces across History, Philosophy and Architecture: A Conversation

Monday 24 June 2019, 6.30-8pm Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Book tickets (free) Please join us for an informal conversation between three scholars whose work deals with solitude, isolation, confinement and the rooms,… Continue Reading →

Euston Twilight

The following are some images that we’ll refer to on our walk today, ‘Euston Twilight: ‘Hotels, Boarding Houses and Luxury Squats in Postwar London’, one of a series of ASSC events for Birkbeck Arts Week.   Fig. 1 – London… Continue Reading →

Birkbeck Arts Week: ASSC Events, 20-24 May

Birkbeck Arts Week: ASSC Events, 20-24 May Arts Week is Birkbeck’s annual summer showcase of the varied enterprises of our renowned academics, on topics both public and scholarly. Over the course of the week, the College hosts a wide range… Continue Reading →

Building-Object/Design-Architecture

Building-Object/Design-Architecture 6-8 June 2019, London. Jointly supported by the Design History Society, the European Architectural History Network, and the Architecture Space and Society Centre (Birkbeck). ‘I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals:… Continue Reading →

New funded PhD studentship: Shaping Postcolonial Worlds

Shaping Postcolonial Worlds: Otto Koeningsberger, Global Architecture and the Networks of the International Planning Consultant Birkbeck, University of London and the Architectural Association Archive invite applications for a three-year or six-year part-time Collaborative Doctoral Award beginning 1 October 2019. This… Continue Reading →

15 March – Building the World Capitalist System: Albert Kahn Associates of Detroit

Building the World Capitalist System: Albert Kahn Associates of Detroit, 1900-1961 Claire Zimmerman (Taubman College, University of Michigan) 15 March, 6pm Room 106, School or Arts, Birkbeck 43 Gordon Sq, WC1 0DP   The military-industrial complex of the United States… Continue Reading →

8 March – Changing Objectscapes, Mediterranean Connectivity and the Emergence of the Empire Style in Rome and Paris

Changing Objectscapes, Mediterranean Connectivity and the Emergence of the Empire Style in Rome and Paris Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge) 8 March, 6pm Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck 43 Gordon Sq, WC1 0DP   Neo-Classicism, and in particular the variety… Continue Reading →

1 March – Conquest and Construction: Architecture and Landscapes in the Medieval Mediterranean

Symposium 1 March 2019, 10.30am – 5.30pm Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0DP   Much recent scholarship on the medieval Mediterranean focuses on shifting borders and cultural identities. Conquest is one of the causes of such… Continue Reading →

Funded PhD studentship: Islamic Architecture and the Modern Museum

Displaying the Invisible: Islamic Architecture and the Modern Museum Principal supervisor – Mark Crinson (Birkbeck) Co-Supervisor – Simon O’Meara (SOAS) Award includes tuition fees and a stipend of £16,777 including London Weighting (at 2018/19 rates, so slightly higher for 2019… Continue Reading →

8 Feb – Emergency Exit: Architecture and the Oil Encounter

Daniel Barber 8 February, 6.00pm Room 106, 43 Gordon Square, WC1 0PD Innovations in architecture often rely on energy transitions: an abundance of coal allowed for the single paned glass façade of the Bauhaus; the Seagram’s building emerged in concert… Continue Reading →

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