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14:00 - 18:00 22 June 2015

The case of Robin Hood Gardens


B17 Lecture Theatre | 1-19 Torrington Place (link Map)
London | WC1E 7HB | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Catherine Croft, Director, The Twentieth Century Society
David Crowley, Professor, Royal College of Art
Alan Powers, Leader of Historical Studies, London School of Architecture
Sarah Wigglesworth, Professor of Architecture, University of Sheffield
Jessie Brennan, Independent artist
Susanne Tutsch, Director, Erect Architecture
Judit Ferencz, PhD student, Bartlett School of Architecture
Murray Fraser, Professor of Architecture and Global Culture, Bartlett School of Architecture
Jane Rendell, Director of Architectural Research, Bartlett School of Architecture
Adrian Forty, Professor of Architectural History, Bartlett School of Architecture

The Twentieth Century Society has put forward a new bid for the heritage listing of Robin Hood Gardens, the 1960s residential estate in Poplar, East London, designed by Alison and Peter Smithson. Whilst English Heritage considers its recommendation to the Secretary of State, this seminar will be used as a final public effort to summarise the different arguments for listed status before the decision is made regarding the future of the estate.

It is anticipated that those attending will learn about the processes of decision-making and its impacts directly from experts involved, as well as about the notion of home in post-war Britain to now, in historical and design contexts. The seminar will develop awareness of practice-led/design research methods for exploring questions around cultural politics and architectural heritage research in housing.


Jordan Rowe
+44 (0)20 3108 9402 | urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk


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