Screen Architecture

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Make Out, Shadow Box 8 (2009), Montreal


Friday 28 June, 2013, 2-5pm
Cinema, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

A symposium exploring the relationship between buildings and screens, from son-et-lumière projections on historic buildings, to contemporary media-dominated urban districts, to architecture portrayed in film, to the award-winning design of Birkbeck's own cinema spaces.  

2.00 - 2.10 - introduction

2.10 - 2.35 
Ian Christie, Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History, Birkbeck 
Sound, light and stone: bringing buildings to life
2.40-3.05 Joel McKim, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck
Desiring screens: media and architecture at Montreal's 'Quartier des spectacles'

3.05-3.20 - questions and discussion

3.20-3.50 The Belly of an Architect (Dir. Peter Greenaway, 1987) screening of extract and commentary by Ian Christie 

Andy MacFee, Director, Proctor and Matthews Architects
Birkbeck's Cinema and surroundings explained: a presentation and tour
(Andy MacFee, formerly Director at Surface Architects, designed the RIBA-award-winning 2007 conversion of the ground floor and basement of Birkbeck's Gordon Square buildings to house the cinema, classrooms, offices and circulation spaces.  He will speak about the design process and give a tour.)

4.30-5 - questions and discussion

No booking necessary - first come first seated.