In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxBath is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. TEDxBath is a not for profit event and any profit generated will go towards the cost of future TEDxBath events.
We’ve arranged an exciting diverse selection of speakers who will form a mix that is sure to lead to exciting new ideas. To check out the https://www.tedxbath.co.uk/2018-tedxbath-speakers/
Fonthill in Wiltshire is most associated with William Beckford’s Gothic fantasy Fonthill Abbey, which collapsed in 1825 and is seen by many as a symbol of overarching ambition and folly. However, the Abbey was only one of a number of important houses built on the estate from the sixteenth century, and this talk will draw on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to tell the story of the now forgotten houses and their owners which enrich the fascinating history of this Wiltshire estate.
Photography competition for your favourite architectural image - whether from Bath or anywhere in the world. Various categories and ages.
FREE Event kindly sponsored by Willmott Dixon
Work is well underway at Bath Spa University’s new art and design campus on Locksbrook Road to convert the Grade II listed former Herman Miller furniture factory designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in the 1970s.
As we think about creating an iconic new art school space, we have brought together a distinguished panel of architects, contractors, educators and students to reflect on best practice in art and design school architecture and its impact.
Venue: The Council Chamber, Guildhall, Bath
1330 Welcome & Introduction: Prof Anita Taylor, Executive Dean, Bath School of Art & Design
1340 Part 1: Design & Construction for Art & Design Education.
Chair: Dr. Graham McLaren
Steve Ziger, Ziger/Snead Architects (USA)
Ben Heath Grimshaw
Andy Theobald, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Richard James, Wilmott Dixon
1620 Part 2: Perspectives on Buildings Designed for Art & Design Education - Educators & Students / 1700 Plenary and Closing Remarks /1730 Drinks Reception at No.15 Great Pulteney Street
From high Victorian cemeteries through sombre war memorials to a peaceful garden for suffragettes, architecture has the power to commemorate the dead and captivate the living. The celebration of great lives and commemoration of tragic loss has produced some of Bath’s most individual (and often forgotten) structures and spaces. As we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and the start of Votes for Women this exhibition explores the architectural language of memory in Bath.
See http://museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk/ for exact opening times
A special symposium investigating the legacy of British architectural pioneers Alison and Peter Smithson
How does architecture and urban space inspire and shape the work of leading contemporary artists?
Housing is a critical political issue in the UK and the West, and the design and provision of good quality homes is vital to the success of the future city.
From Cathy Come Home to I, Daniel Blake film-maker Ken Loach has been directing for fifty years. How does his vision around urban development, social housing and employment resonate in the city of Bath, his home for many years? How can complexities around housing and jobs be resolved in the complex, heritage-driven landscape of a UNESCO city? Ken Loach will talk about these themes and then offer the discussion to the audience
How can new buildings transform historical environments and what does the ‘wow factor’ of radical contemporary architecture say about a city’s image and ideology? Eric Parry’s extension to the Holburne Museum eventually won plaudits but it wasn’t an easy sell to begin with
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?
Cities like Melbourne, Vienna, Vancouver, Copenhagen are often held up to be the world’s most ‘liveable cities’. What about the UK? Bath is smaller but enjoys qualities that are the envy of many other cities, making it a highly desirable place to live. But there is huge room for improvement…
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.
This open competition is looking for photographs of inspirational new workplace buildings that complement an old city setting, taken in any historic city.
The winning photos in this free competition will be displayed as part of a public exhibition in central Bath in the autumn, and the winners in each age group will also receive a framed print of their image.
The Edge and the University of Bath are delighted to bring this family friendly exhibition to Bath for the first time during the University’s 50th Anniversary year. It’s the first of two exhibitions acknowledging the concrete origins of Bath’s 1960s campus which went on to incorporate buildings designed by celebrated architects of the era including proponents of British Brutalism Alison and Peter Smithson.