JOINING IN THE DEBATE
Opening up conversations about architecture in the city of Bath: considering the old and the new; deliberating over the shocking versus the inspiring; focusing on regeneration, placemaking, impact… the debate is what it’s all about.
Join in the discussion at one of this year’s events.
This exhibition explores the extraordinary connection between old and new in the Smithson’s work, and the buildings they designed for Bath.
A joint cultural initiative led by The Edge in Bath and Bristol Festival of Ideas in Bristol. Festival of the Future City 2017 extends to include Festival of the Future City Bath: Three days of talks, walks and events between 19-21 Oct taking place in the city and at the University.
Join writer and critic Owen Hatherley – author of A Guide To The New Ruins Of Great Britain – for a walk around the city on the topic of architecture and utopia. See the city afresh with one of the UK’s leading architecture critics together with guests including ‘utopian’ artist Owen Griffiths and Dr Amy Frost, Curator of The Museum of Bath Architecture.
Three days of lectures, discussions, panels, pop up pavilions, walks, family events and more – join us to explore urban development in the 21st-century. Festival themes include HOUSING, THE ARTIST & THE CITY and WHAT MAKES ARCHITECTURE GREAT?
With a focus on the complexities of a place like Bath, a city similar to Venice with UNESCO world heritage status, how should cities reinvigorate their character and economy when looking to the future?
What could a masterplan for Bath look like in 21st century? How can the city preserve its UNESCO World Heritage status, and simultaneously evolve through new buildings, new infrastructure and welcome new populations?