Does Beauty Matter? - Thursday 23 September 2010, 10am - 5pm
Venue: RIBA, Jarvis Hall, 66 Portland Place, London
The fifth annual RIBA Research Symposium addressed one of the basic principles of architecture: beauty. It is both a universal good and an enduring source of controversy, but what does it really mean?
Thanks to the generous support of the BRE Trust, we were able to record the day's proceedings and the audio is available to download below.
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Introduction and Keynote (MP3, duration 41 mins)
Session 1 Tom Bolton and Sue Clifford (MP3, duration 1 hour, 10 mins)
Session 2 Eric Parry, Pam Warhurst and Irena Bauman (MP3, duration 1 hour, 15 mins)
Session 3 John Callcutt, Biba Dow and John Andrews (MP3, duration 1 hour)
Debate (MP3, duration 1 hour)
Welcoming address: Angela Brady
Keynote speaker: John Gummer: Give beauty back
Session One: WHO is beauty for?
Tom Bolton: People and places - does beauty matter?
Sue Clifford: Beauty and meaning
Session Two: WHAT does beauty look like?
Eric Parry: Material beauty
Pam Warhurst: Incredible Edible - building communities around local food
Irena Bauman: A manifesto for beauty
Session Three: HOW do we construct beauty?
John Callcutt: The pursuit of beauty
Biba Dow: Art and beauty
For more information please contact Bethany Winning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (020) 7307 3714.
Does Beauty Matter was supported by:
The Journal of Architecture
KTN Creative Industries
Edward Cullinan Architects