Previews & Talks

Alison and Peter Smithson: Ideas, Impact, Architecture

Edge TheatreThe EdgeUniversity of Bath

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 Peter Smithson’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)

An new performance Everyday Moves will also be presented by artist/architecture duo WARREN & MOSLEY

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

Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley with Charlotte Crewe
See dancers explore the inter-corporeal rhythms between their bodies, objects and architectural space in relation to ‘A Nodding Acquaintance’, the new installation by Warren & Mosely commissioned as part of Parallel (of life and) Architecture. Using a range of gestures, postures and behaviour associated with the street and its social choreographies the artists explore the spatial setting of the installation and the dynamics of the group.

Image credit: c.Smithson Family Collection