Forthcoming Talks and Events


The London Salon: Edgelands

River Date /Time: Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 6pm drinks for 7pm-10pm

From green belt fields and canal towpaths to chain store retail parks, cul-de-sac estates and motorway junctions, this salon will reflect on what life at the edges can tell us about the centre. What do these places tell us about London and where it is going? Architectural historian Tom Keeley curates an informal evening of talks, readings and film screenings with leading artists, writers and campaigners including Kathrin Böhm, John Grindrod, Verity-Jane Keefe, Marion Shoard and Ken Worpole.
Information & booking: For more details & booking: www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Entry includes a drink. In partnership with Company Drinks.
Venue: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN


Building Care: Intersections of Health & Architecture

Maggie's Centre, Inversness

Date /Time: Thursday 26 October 2017, 09.30 - 17.30

This Anglo-Dutch symposium brings together scientists, policymakers and architects to discuss places of care and place making for healthcare. How does the environment affect patients and professionals in hospitals? How is materiality employed to help dementia patients in nursing homes? What does the process of building buildings and creating places show about the changing landscape of healthcare in the Netherlands?
Speakers include: Roland Bal, Tim Cresswell, AnneMarie Eijkelenboom, Daryl Martin, Bernike Pasveer & Ken Worpole
Information & booking: www.bmg.eur.nl
Venue: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Photo: Maggie’s Centre, Inverness - Page/Park Architects - photograph by Ken Worpole



InspiralLondon Festival 2017: An evening of talks that explore on the ground mapping of the metropole:

YurtsAnother Place: Visionary Landscapes and City Infrastructure

Date /Time:
Thursday, 12 October 2017, 6pm drinks for 6.30 - 9pm programme

Sarah Spanton (Artist Planner) discusses Navigating the line between the roles of planner and artist; writer Ken Worpole on the rise of 19th & 20th century communitarian settlements in the Essex landscape as outposts of East London radical politics; Charlie Fox (InspiralLondon Director) will talk ‘Spin, Spirals and Dickensizen: towards a topoanalysis of homelessness’. Finally, artist Hayley Newman will talk about her current work in progress Façadism; a novella about memory, faces and building facades that takes the form of a walk. The evening concludes with open audience discussion, chaired by Dr. Cecilia Wee.
Information & booking: For more details & booking: www.eventbrite.com
Venue: Swedenborg Society, 20 - 21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

Brutalist Energy

skateboarder in skate parkDate /Time: Saturday, 9 September 2017, 10.00 - 14.30

Architectural seminar (followed by an afternoon guided tour) discussing the relationship between energy, play, society and brutalism, with Barnabas Calder, Amy Frost, Martin Gledhill & Ken Worpole. Accompanied by the exhibition ’The Brutalist Playground’ in Gallery 1, and an exhibition of photographs of Bath taken by Alison & Peter Smithson in Gallery 2.
Information & booking: Tickets £5 and £3 concessions. For more details & booking: www.edgearts.org
Venue: The Edge, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY