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14:00 - 16:00 11 March 2015

Un-learning from Lynch: cinema and architecture in the alley behind the marketplace


Room 103 | Bartlett School of Architecture (link Map)
140 Hampstead Road | London | NW1 3EE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr. Richard Martin, Author, Dr. Richard Martin works at the intersections of film, art and architecture. He is the author of 'The Architecture of David Lynch' (Bloomsbury, 2014), and his articles and reviews have appeared in the European Journal of American Culture, Senses of Cinema, Apollo and The Modernist. Having completed his PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught literature, visual culture and critical theory, he is currently a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London and a Visiting Lecturer at Middlesex University. He is also the organiser of a series of public events and courses at Tate Modern.

How might the work of the American film director David Lynch speak to contemporary urban and architectural concerns?

Drawing on his recently published book 'The Architecture of David Lynch', Richard Martin will discuss how the worlds Lynch has built and filmed force us to confront the strange forces involved in urban change, the social relations architecture constitutes, the uneasy feelings of being at home, and the presence of the past in the spaces of the present. In the words of Peter Eisenman, ‘All our lives are spent learning how to get it: Lynch un-learns us’. The discussion will be chaired by Iain Borden (Professor of Architecture and Urban Culture, Bartlett School of Architecture).

Part of UCL Urban Laboratory's Nocturnal City series.


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