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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 →

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 →

Tim Benton: Saving E-1027: Trials and tribulations in the re-presentation of Eileen Gray’s house by the sea, 8 June

Wednesday, 8th June, 6-7.30pm, Birbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square What are the issues in conserving a house whose unique value lies in the organisation of space through the use of furniture? Almost all the fixed and movable pieces of furniture… Continue Reading →

Dr. Isabelle Anguelovski: New directions in gentrification studies, June 3rd, 6-8pm

New directions in gentrification studies: From inequities in neighborhood greening to emerging injustice(s) in new urban food spaces Friday June 3rd 6pm to 8pm, Malet Street, Room MAL 532, London, WC1E 7HX Join us for a talk by Dr. Isabelle… Continue Reading →

Small Spaces – 18 May 19.30-21.00

How do studies of museums, art and architecture change if we start with small spaces? How do small spaces shape solitary pursuits and social interactions? In this panel discussion, Fiona Candlin and Leslie Topp from Birkbeck are joined by Swati Chattopadhyay… Continue Reading →

ASSC Walks during Birkbeck Arts Week

‘Picturing Covent Garden piazza’ walk on Monday 16th, 5-6pm The creation of Covent Garden piazza as an upmarket residential location was begun in 1631. The building that takes up most of the piazza today was opened two hundred years later,… Continue Reading →

Prof Mark Crinson: ‘Brutalism – from New to Neo’, 19 May, 6pm

This talk is available as online podcast here. Professor Mark Crinson, University of Manchester Thursday 19 May 2016, 6pm, Room 153, Malet Street ‘Brutalism – from New to Neo’ The last few years have seen a wealth of publications and… Continue Reading →

Thinkers in Architecture inaugural lecture; Norbert Nussbaum (University of Cologne): From the Belly of the Architect

Friday 12 February, 2016 beginning 5pm at Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Fragments of memory are omnipresent in the belly of the architect, as they are appear assembled in the Autoritratto Architettonico of… Continue Reading →

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