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Contextualism: Dead or Alive?

  • 00:00 - 24 March, 2014
Contextualism: Dead or Alive?
Contextualism: Dead or Alive?, Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture
Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture

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)

The panel:

Poster. Image Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture
Poster. Image Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture

Register for a place (free of charge) here.

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Cite: "Contextualism: Dead or Alive?" 24 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/488396/symposium-contextualism-dead-or-alive/> ISSN 0719-8884