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London Modern - A Virtual Perambulation




London Modern - A Virtual Perambulation

9 September 2021  6.30 pm  Online

Catherine Slessor, President of the Twentieth Century Society, takes us on a perambulation through London focussing on examples of post 1914 buildings in London.

Reframed by politics, war, industry, culture, people and modernity, London is constantly in flux, constantly grappling with the shock of the new. Catherine’s eclectic trajectory takes in the buildings, some familiar, some less so, that shaped the capital in the modern era.

Catherine Slessor is an architectural critic, editor and writer. She is a contributing editor to the Architectural Review and has written for the Observer, Guardian, Architects’ Journal, Icon and Dezeen. She studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh and was in private practice. She holds a Masters degree in Architectural History and Theory from the Bartlett School of Architecture. In 2016 she was awarded an MBE for services to architectural journalism.

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