Domes: Past, Present and Future



Please click here for a blog on the symposium by Ruth Harriss, student on Birkbeck's MA History of Art.

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 2-5pm
Cinema, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

A symposium exploring continuities and ruptures in the use and meanings of the dome across periods and media.

2-2.10 - introduction (Tag Gronberg)

2.15-2.45
Peter Draper, Visiting Professor of History of Architecture, Birkbeck
The Early Exploration of Domes: Typology, Symbolism and Decoration

2.50-3.20
Caspar Pearson, Lecturer, Department of Art History and Theory, University of Essex
From Renaissance Urbanism to the Urban Renaissance: Domes and the Making of Cultural History 

3.20-3.30 - discussion

3.30-4
Barry Curtis, Emeritus Professor of Visual Culture, Middlesex University, and London Consortium
Utopian Domes: Buckminster Fuller and 'Spaceship Earth'

4.05-4.35
Nick Lambert, Lecturer in Digital Art and Culture, Department of History of Art and Screen Media, Birkbeck
From the CAVE to Fulldome: Virtual Space Returns to its Roots

4.35-5 - discussion

This event is free, but booking is required.  To book:
http://domespastpresentfuture.eventbrite.com/

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