Architecture Under Attack: Destruction and Renewal in and after World War I

from D.W.Johnson, Topography and Strategy in the War 

Friday 30 May 2014, 1-4pm
Cinema, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

A symposium exploring the spatial dimensions of siege, destruction, renewal and commemoration during and in the aftermath of the First World War.

Leslie Topp, Birkbeck
Utopia Under Siege: Habsburg Psychiatric Hospitals in World War I

Volker Welter, University of California Santa Barbara
'Open Order' - 'Open Plan': On a Possible Root of Modernist Architecture in the Battlefields of the Great War
Ruined Pavilion, Psychiatric Hospital, Gorizia, c. 1918

Tim Skelton, Independent Scholar and author (with G. Gliddon), of Lutyens and the Great War (2009)
The Cenotaph - Architectural Journalism or Something More? (PLEASE NOTE: Tim Skelton is unable to attend in person, so his paper will be read by Zoe Opacic)

Roger Bowdler, English Heritage
The Urge to Remember: English Commemorative Responses to the First World War

Lutyens, The Cenotaph, London, 1920
This event is free and open to the public.  To book a place please click here.