Join Sir Terry Farrell, Piers Gough, Charles Jencks and Charles Holland at the Twentieth Century Society’s Postmodernism Conference at the University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus.
The event will raise the profile of Britain’s best postmodernist buildings following concerns over proposed changes to leading examples of this much-maligned style. Sir James Stirling’s No 1 Poultry, Sir Terry Farrell’s 69 Leadenhall and key parts of the Broadgate development have been turned down for listing, despite strong advocacy from the C20 Society, backed by leading academics and members of the architectural profession. Without a major change of heart the best PoMo buildings of recent decades will be gone forever before they can be understood and appreciated.
Other speakers include Alan Powers, Emily Gee and Elain Harwood of Historic England and C20 Society Director Catherine Croft, who will chair a panel discussion.
Croft commented: "Unless we can turn around recent trends, we seriously risk obliterating Britain’s best PoMo heritage. The threat to PoMo currently far exceeds even that faced by Brutalist buildings; we urgently need to build professional and public understanding of this much-maligned and misrepresented architecture."
Sponsored by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners.
Ticket cost: C20 members £22.50, non-members £30, students £15 (including tea, coffee and sandwich lunch).
Book via the Twentieth Century Society website.
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Catherine Croft, Director Twentieth Century Society
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About the Twentieth Century Society
The Twentieth Century Society was founded as the Thirties Society in 1979, and exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards.
The society’s first serious case concerned an Art Deco building, the Firestone Factory on the Great West Road in West London, which was demolished over a bank holiday weekend in anticipation of it being listed. It focused public attention on the necessity for greater protection for 20th-century buildings and led directly to the listing of 150 examples of inter-war architecture (including Battersea Power Station) by the government.