Spaces of Dissent: An interdisciplinary workshop on Occupy London

Credit:ASSN, Vasari Research Centre (Birkbeck)
Photographer: Dominic Misfud 2011
Thursday 23 February 2012
Birkbeck School of Arts
43 Gordon Square

A panel of academics from a range of disciplines will discuss Occupy London.  They will focus on how urban space and politics intersect in the historically, politically and theologically charged context of St Paul's Churchyard and the City of London.

Short informal presentations will be followed by a round table discussion and an open discussion with the audience.  

Speakers include:

Professor Derek Keene, Honorary Fellow and Professor (Metropolitan History), Institute of Historical Research

  Medieval St Paul's: confrontation and occupation

Dr Christine Stevenson, Senior Lecturer, Courtauld Institute of Art

  "My craz’d Arches": seventeenth-century St Paul’s
   assaulted, and protesting

Dr Mari Paz Balibrea Enriquez, Senior Lecturer in Modern Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck

  Invested in space: reflections on the location(s) of dissent

Sarah Lamble, Lecturer, School of Law, Birkbeck

  Disciplining Spaces of Dissent: The rioter, the occupier and 
  the regulation of resistance

This is event is free, but booking is recommended.
Click here to book.

Organised by the Architecture, Space and Society Network, Vasari Research Centre, Department of History of Art and Screen Media, School of Arts, Birkbeck

Architecture and Audiences: Representation, Experience, Debate


A symposium organised by the Architecture, Space and Society Network

Thursday 8 December, 2-5pm, in the Cinema at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD


2.00          Introduction

2.10          John Goodall, Architectural Editor of Country Life
                Architecture and Ancestry

2.55          Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Professor of Art History, University College Dublin  
                 The Kaiser Wilhelm Ged√§chtniskirche: Creating New Memories in Postwar Berlin

3.35          Discussion

4.00          Peter Draper, Visiting Professor of History of Architecture, Birkbeck
                 Adaptation and Changing Significance: Cathedrals as Case  

4.25          Kate Goodwin, Drue Heinz Curator of Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts
                  Architecture in Art Galleries

4.45         Discussion

Reception and Launch

5 – 6.30pm, Keynes Library (43 Gordon Square, 1st floor)

Please join us after the symposium for a wine reception celebrating Susie Harries' acclaimed biography Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life (Chatto & Windus) and the 60th anniversary of the publication of the Buildings of England series (Yale University Press).

‘Out of Site, in Plain View: the Modernity of the Architecture Exhibition since 1750’

Professor Barry Bergdoll

Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design
The Museum of Modern Art    New York

Professor of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architectural History, Theory and Criticism
Columbia University NY

‘Out of Site, in Plain View: the Modernity of the Architecture Exhibition since 1750’

Wednesday 16th March 2011
6.00 – 7.30pm
Birkbeck Cinema at 43 Gordon Square

Image: Holding Pattern  Interboro Partners  Brooklyn NY
2011 winner  Young Architects Program  MoMa & MoMA PS1 

Thoughts on the Ground Plan: Spatial Ideas in Loos, Strnad, Frank, and Schindler

Thoughts on the Ground Plan: Spatial Ideas in Loos,  Strnad, Frank, and Schindler

Christopher Long, University of Texas at Austin
During the first decades of the last century, Vienna was a fertile ground not only for discussions about the use and meaning of ornament in architecture, but also an important discourse concerning ideas of space, movement, and procession. This lecture will examine the works and ideas of four seminal thinkers—Adolf Loos, Oskar Strnad, Josef Frank, and R. M. Schindler—and how each contributed to modern conceptions of space-making.
Christopher Long is professor of architectural and design history at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Josef Frank: Life and Work (2002), Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design (2007), and The Looshaus (forthcoming).
Where? Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square

When? 6pm - 7:30pm, 9 March
This event is presented by the Department of HASM, Birkbeck and is free and open to all.  Image credit: Wolfgang Thaler