The Bartlett School of Architecture


In Conversation with Joseph Rykwert

26 March 2019, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm

Joseph Rykwert

Join Jeremy Melvin in conversation with Joseph Rykwert CBE.

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Emily Stone


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The world-renowned critic and historian Joseph Rykwert CBE discusses Anglo-Polish relations and cultural ties in his life and work.

This event will include the decoration of Joseph Rykwert CBE with the Bene Merito Honorary Badge, awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland in recognition of the merits in promoting Poland abroad. 

Join us for a drinks reception afterwards.

Please note: this event will be filmed

Joseph Rykwert

Born in Warsaw in 1926, Joseph Rykwert became one of very few writers to be awarded the RIBA’s highest honour of the Royal Gold Medal. He is the author of countless books and essays, including the widely acclaimed On Adam's House in Paradise: the Idea of the Primitive Hut in Architectural History, first published in 1971.

Jeremy Melvin

Jeremy Melvin is a writer, academic and curator. Currently, he is visiting professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, curator of the World Architecture Festival and contributing editor to the Architectural Review. He studied architecture and history of architecture at The Bartlett and was consultant curator to Architecture Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts (2000-2014). 

Jeremy has contributed to numerous professional, academic and national publications, including The Sunday Times.

This event is run by the Polish Cultural Institute


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Image: Courtesy of Joseph Rykwert