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18:30 - 20:00 10 May 2017

Thinkspace: truth, post-truth and culture


G.12 | The Bartlett
22 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0QB | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed

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Adrian Forty, Emeritus Professor of the History of Architecture, The Bartlett, Adrian Forty will outline how ‘truth’ relates to architecture as both fact and fiction.
Jo Melvin, Reader in Fine Art Theory, UAL, Jo Melvin will show how ‘pataphysics’ - the science of the impossible and its relationship to truth –correlate to a way of thinking that has determined many artists’ approach to making work.
Jonathan Glancey, Architectural critic and writer, Jonathan Glancey will describe how different notions of ‘truth’ run through contemporary architecture, and Peg Rawes will consider some of the implications for contemporary practice.
Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos Mori, Ben Page, from opinion pollsters Ipsos Mori, will help us understand how sampling public opinion might inform debates about truth.
Peg Rawes, Professor of Architecture and Philosophy, The Bartlett School of Architecture, Peg Rawes will consider some of the implications for contemporary practice.

Thinkspace is a new forum for cross-disciplinary discussion and debate at UCL, curated by Jeremy Melvin. Post-truth evokes ‘post modern’, while modernism has a complex relation with ‘truth’. For this event Thinkspace will explore the implications of post-truth in culture, with speakers Peg Rawes, Ben Page, Jonathan Glancey, Adrian Forty and Joanna Melvin.


James Curwen
+44 (0)2031089648 | j.curwen@ucl.ac.uk


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