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Postmodernism Conference

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Postmodernism Conference

Pomo Architecture under threat?

Saturday 21st May, 2016

Sir Terry Farrell, Piers Gough and Charles Holland will speak at the C20 Society's Postmodernism Conference at the University of Westminster on Saturday 21st May. Following its recent attempt to persuade Historic England to list Stirling's One Poultry, and on-going concerns over changes to other Postmodern buildings, particularly in the City of London, this study day aims to raise the profile of Postmodernism. There will be a series of short talks by leading practitioners in the morning followed by contributions from Alan Powers, and Emily Gee and Elain Harwood of Historic England. There will be a panel discussion after the morning and afternoon sessions (see full programme below).

The conference is sponsored by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

Starts 10.00 for 10:30, Universty of Westminster School of Architecture, 35 Marylebone Road, London,NW1 5LS (nearest tube Baker Street)
Cost: C20 members £22.50, non-members £30, students £15. (including tea, coffee and sandwich lunch). 


10:00 – Arrival/coffee

10:30 - Introduction by Catherine Croft, Director of C20 Society

10:45 – Sir Terry Farrell ‘Postmodernism’s Past and Present’

11:15 – Piers Gough‘Rigorous Exuberance’

11:45 – Coffee break

12:15 – Charles Holland - how Postmodernism can relate to work today

12:45 – Q & A, panel discussion with the three speakers chaired by Catherine Croft

13:30 – Sandwich lunch

14:15 – Elain Harwood ‘John Outram’

14:45 – Charles Jencks interview by Geraint Franklin, Historic England

14:45 – Alan Powers 'Now and Then: Post-Modernism and history'

15:45 – Emily Gee from Historic England ‘POMO listing’

16:15 – Q & A, panel discussion with Alan Powers and Eva Branscombe chaired by Joe Kerr from the RCA School of Architecture

17:00 – Finish


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