Year Zero is back for its second series at the Soane. Six speakers come together to discuss tipping points in architecture.
For the most part, architectural history in Britain is the story of gradual change and evolution, of long term trends that give meaning to events as they unfold, even moments of apparent crescendo and climax. From time to time, however, old certainties are overturned, new ideas break free and the clock of history is reset: we call this a Year Zero.
In the fifth talk, Eddie Blake, architect and academic, discusses 1997: the year that launched ‘Culture led regeneration’ and the year that UK housing began its current course towards today’s complex housing crisis.
Eddie Blake is the director of the architecture, design and art studio PALACE. He has 10 years’ experience working master-planning, architecture, exhibition design and design products for clients such as the V&A Museum, London and the University of Illinois, Chicago. He teaches at the Royal College of Art, the Architectural Association and Kingston School of Art. He writes about architecture for Architectural Review, Vice, Metropolis, Icon, and Real Review among other publications.
About the series:
This series, in its second iteration and organised in partnership with Machine Books - invites writers, critics, historians and architects to identify and reflect on a single Year Zero – when the trajectories of architectural and broader history connect and coincide and the status quo is changed forever. Each speaker has written a complimentary essay, available to purchase as an ebook, discussing their own Year Zero.
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Date: Wed 25 March 2020
Time: 19:00 to 20:00
Price: £10 / £5 students
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