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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 →

ASSC visited Dennis Severs’ House in Spitalfields

On June 30th, ASSC organised a field trip to Dennis Severs’ House at 18 Folgate Street in Spitalfields. The house exhibits the fictional life of a family of Huguenot silk-weavers from 1724 to early 20th Century with also uncanny traces… Continue Reading →

The injustices produced by urban “development” and “revitalization” – Joel McKim reports on the ASSC co-organised Isabelle Anguelovski talk

It’s perhaps no surprise that an event on gentrification attracted a large and engaged audience at Birkbeck on the evening of Friday, 3 June. The term “gentrification” has its origins, after all, here in London, it being coined by the… 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 →

New Books Series: Owen Hopkins, From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

Friday 4 March, 2016, 6pm, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD, Keynes Library We are delighted to inaugurate our New Books series with a talk by the author of a new book on Hawksmoor and his… Continue Reading →

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