Building Ruptures

MA Architectural History Symposium and Exhibition


Room 6.02, The Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0QB

Please join the MA Architectural History 2016-17 cohort for Building Ruptures, a symposium, exhibition and book launch. Building Ruptures will feature a series of position papers from guest speakers, presentations by graduating students, discussions with guest respondents and an exhibition of students’ work. The symposium sessions will cover a diverse range of topics including territories and places, materialities and subjectivities, histories and materialisms, site writing and theorising practices.


Keynotes: Stuart Elden (University of Warwick), Owen Hatherley (Writer) and Katie Lloyd Thomas (University of Newcastle). Respondent: Jon Astbury (Architects’ Journal)


9.30                Welcome

10.00-11.30  Panel 1 & Keynote: Professor Stuart Elden – Terrain: The materiality of territory

11.45-13.00  Panel 2  & Keynote: Professor Katie Lloyd Thomas – Building relations (or transductive research as question and method)

14.00-15.30  Panel 3 & Keynote: Owen Hatherley – Modernism and the Left: Writing political history and architecture in Britain

15.45-16.30  Panel 4: Respondent: Jon Astbury

16.30-17.00  Presentation of the ‘Site-writing’ exhibition

17.00-17.20  Closing Comments

17.30-20.30  Book launch and drinks reception

18.00              Music performance by Sean McBride (of Martial Canterel, Xeno & Oaklander)


The event is free and open to all with no registration required.


Contact:  Professor Peg Rawes (