In a symposium to be held this week at the Manchester School of Architecture, Contextualism: Dead or Alive? will explore the importance of contextualism in contemporary architecture. Five key speakers will be featured, presenting papers discussing context both in its purest theoretical form and how it might be addressed in practice. From debating the significance of building traditions (Jonathan Foyle) to how Mecanoo, who recently completed the Library of Birmingham, have approached contextualism in the UK (Ernst ter Horst), the symposium will endeavor to uncover the ties between architecture and the wider urban realm.
Context, region, culture, is all very well – when there is one. Context evolves over centuries, iteration by iteration. Places are passed down, generation to generation, like a folk tale. (Ed Hollis)
- Ed Hollis (Chair) / Author
- Stephen McCusker / Loop Systems Co-operative
- Ernst ter Horst / Mecanoo
- Ben Aston / Austin-Smith:Lord
- Dr. Jonathan Foyle / CEO World Monuments Fund Britain
TitleContextualism: Dead or Alive?
FromMarch 28, 2014 01:00 PM
UntilMarch 28, 2014 05:00 PM
VenueBenzie Building, Manchester School of Architecture
AddressManchester M15 6BR, UK
Register for a place (free of charge) here.