Michael Webb – Bartlett International Lecture Series
13 March 2019, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
The Bartlett School of Architecture020 3108 7337
Christopher Ingold Auditorium (via 22 Gordon Street)22 Gordon StreetLondonWC1H 0QBUnited Kingdom
We anticipate this lecture will be very popular – please arrive early to secure your place.
An associated signing of Michael's book Two Journeys and Archigram's Archigram: The Book will take place at 17:30. The Bartlett bookshop will be open during the event with copies of both books available for sale.
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Michael delivers a philosophical discussion about architecture, exploring the idea that ‘when the building’s occupants are gone so is the building.’ He investigates whether Roman architecture was an exercise in irrelevance or a return to the age of imaginary architecture and explores the juxtaposition between real physical space and the imaginary realm of dreams through Friedrich St. Florians himmelbett theory.
Join us after Michael's lecture for a one-off screening of The Archigram Opera, created in 1972 by Archigram.
Archigram are a visionary architectural group formed in the mid-1960s, of which Michael Webb was a founding member, along with Peter Cook, Warren Chalk (b.1927-d.1987), Ron Herron (b.1930-d.1994), Dennis Crompton, and David Greene. Their neofuturistic architectural designs continue to captivate and inspire new generations.
The screening is a drop-in installation with limited seating. Refreshments will be available and signed books will be available to buy in the Bartlett Pop-up Bookshop.
Michael Webb studied architecture at the then Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture and upon graduating joined the nascent Archigram Group. He has taught at various institutes including the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, the Rhode Island School of Design, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Barnard/Columbia University and the Cooper Union.
Michael has received grants from the Graham Foundation, the New York State Council for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Images: Courtesy of Michael Webb
This event is free and open to all. No booking is required, but please arrive early to guarantee your place.
Supported by Fletcher Priest Architects
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