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Alison and Peter Smithson: Ideas, Impact, Architecture

A special symposium investigating the legacy of British architectural pioneers Alison and Peter Smithson

Featuring leading international architects, artists and thinkers this symposium investigates the legacy and impact of British architectural pioneers Alison and Peter Smithson across urbanism, habitation and education.

Alison and Peter Smithson saw architecture as a direct result of a way of life, responsive to the demands of contemporary living. This approach permeated their designs for the University of Bath including the University theatre (1990) in which this symposium will take place.

The event also launches a re-print of PeterSmithson’s celebrated pamphlet Bath: Walks Within
the Walls from 1971.

Speakers include architects SIMON SMITHSON and PETER SALTER (2017 RIBA award winner and project architect for Alison and Peter), ASSEMBLE, KEITH BRADLEY (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios), PETER CLEGG (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios), Professor M.CHRISTINE BOYER (Princeton University, author of Not Quite Architecture), Professor DAVID TURNBULL (Cooper Union, ATOPIA Innovation), DAVID CASINO (PhD Architect), JULIET BIDGOOD (Urban Design Consultant, Curator of 70th anniversary meeting of CIAM at Bridgewater Arts Centre), Dr AMY FROST (Bath Preservation Trust), JAMIE EASTMAN (Director of Arts, University of Bath)

This event is designed to appeal to audiences with a specialist or broad interest.

DOWNLOAD PDF OF SCHEDULE HERE. Bios and full programme notes will be released shortly.

Tickets: £45 (including lunch and refreshments)
£30 Concessions (limited number available)

Event kindly supported by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Further information about accompanying exhibition Parallel (of Life and) Architecture

Image credit: 6East, University of Bath c. Smithson Family Collection

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