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Freestyling: Architectural transition and transmission

Explore the complicated issue of architectural style and its evolution from the Renaissance to Postmodernism in a series of focused presentations and discussions in this four-week course. For ages 18+ and all abilities.

About the course

Freestyling: Architectural transition and transmission

Four-week online course held on the following Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm:

2 March

9 March

16 March

23 March 2021

For ages 18+

Classicism and minimalism; historical revivalism and postmodern irony. How and why do architectural styles come into, and fall out of, prominence at specific historical moments? Is style purely superficial or generative of architectural form at a deeper, structural level?

The course is delivered collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and inspired by the current online exhibition Freestyle: Architectural Adventures in Mass Media. The online sessions will address architectural style and its evolution from the Renaissance to Postmodernism in a series of focused presentations and discussions, referencing the RIBA Collections.

This course is for adults who have a general interest in architecture and who enjoy discovering new angles on familiar topics, with minimal prior knowledge required.

 

Course summary

Tuesday 2 March 2021

The classical tradition: from the insula to the railway station

David McKinstry

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Medievalism and gothic

Ayla Lepine

Tuesday 16 March 2021

The construction of a style: Postmodernism as media?

Eva Branscome and Lea-Catherine Szacka

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Plenary: is style a dirty word?

Alan Powers

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Further Information

Find out more about our upcoming workshop for adults.

Prices

  • £60 standard ticket
  • £50 over 65, student and unemployed
  • £45 for RIBA Members, Friends or SAHGB Members

Online booking in advance is essential. Click below to purchase your ticket.