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New MA in Architectural History

Birkbeck’s new MA in History of Architecture We are excited to announce our new MA in History of Architecture. The MA will be launched in October 2019 and is already taking applications for admission. Students can also apply for the… Continue Reading →

Book Launch 25 Jan! Two exciting new publications

Book Launch Architecture, Media and Memory: Facing Complexity in Post-9/11 New York – Joel Mckim The Architecture of Art History: A Historiography – Mark Crinson / Richard J Williams 25 January, 5.30pm Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon… Continue Reading →

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme

Call for Applicants to the 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… Continue Reading →

Civic Centre: Architecture, Civic Design, and the Municipal Project in Interwar Norwich

Civic Centre: Architecture, Civic Design, and the Municipal Project in Interwar Norwich Neal Shasore (University of Liverpool) 7 December 6pm Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD   This paper discusses the emergence of a new… Continue Reading →

CfP Conquest and Construction: Architecture and Landscapes in the Medieval Mediterranean

Le Corbusier’s Venice Hospital: a genealogy of individual and collective intelligence in his architecture

Le Corbusier’s Venice Hospital: a genealogy of individual and collective intelligence in his architecture Sophia Psarra (Bartlett School of Architecture) 9 November 6pm Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD   In the 1960s Le Corbusier designed a hospital to… Continue Reading →

CfP Building-Object/Design-Architecture: Exploring Interconnections

Call for Papers Building-Object/Design-Architecture: Exploring Interconnections      6-8 June 2019, Clore Business School, Birkbeck, London A conference jointly supported by the Design History Society, the European Architectural History Network, and the Architecture Space and Society Centre (Birkbeck). Deadline for… Continue Reading →

Notes on the “Ha Ha: The Weirdness of Walls” Symposium

The organisers of the “Ha Ha: The Weirdness of Walls” Symposium (8th June 2018), Christina Parte and Miloš Kosec, reflect on the event. A wall seems like an all-too obvious architectural element: one of the simplest and oldest technologies of… Continue Reading →

Notes from ‘Where is the social in architecture?’ CHASE Workshop, 24 November 2017

With a focus on housing and public space, the first of three sessions co-organised by the ICA, the Architecture Space and Society Centre at Birkbeck (ASSC), and the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), brought together… Continue Reading →

Notes from ‘Architecture, Crisis and Social Sustainability’ CHASE Workshop, 9 March 2018

Whether precarious conditions are extended indefinitely, or whether, within the pendulum swing of a wrecking ball, the apparently solid is made ephemeral, the line between the temporary and the permanent can be a fine one. The second in a series… Continue Reading →

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