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Talks and lectures

Leeds, a sustainable future? - 2024x4

The Leeds Society of Architects, in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Civic Trust and RIBA, are excited to present the fourth of four popular 4x4 talk series for 2024.

The Leeds Society of Architects - chaired by Raluca Anghelina (pictured) - in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Civic Trust, and the RIBA, are excited to announce the return of the popular 4x4 talk series for 2024 (2024x4) due to be held across four Thursday evenings in February.

Each evening will be chaired by an expert host, who will lead Q&A sessions with the presenters following each presentation, encouraging conversation around architecture, urban design, the arts, culture and sustainability.

The talks will start from 5:30pm and last for approximately two hours, we ask attendees to arrive from 5:15pm. There will also be an opportunity for networking and discussion following the event in the venue's bar until 8:45pm, which we invite everyone to enjoy.

Week Four: Leeds, a sustainable future?

Chair: Andrew Edwards.
Andrew Edwards is a broadcaster, event host, trainer, teacher, and keen amateur photographer. He studied the history of art at university. He’s been a regular host of the Leeds Architecture Awards and is a former trustee of Leeds Civic Trust. For 30 years, until November 2023, he was a presenter on BBC Radio Leeds. Andrew joined the BBC in 1989 after starting his career in journalism at the Hull Daily Mail.

Irena Bauman, co-founder of Bauman Lyons Architects and start-up fabrication company MassBespoke.

Paul Chatterton, Professor of Urban Futures at the University of Leeds and author of Low Impact Living, Unlocking Sustainable Cities and How to Save the City.

Claude Saint-Arroman, architect, HEA lecturer, urban researcher and Leeds Civic Trust trustee.

Ryan Groves and Wesley Dodds, co-founders of Enjoy Design and architects of Opera North's Music works, Leeds Architecture Awards 2023, 'Adapted Buildings' award winners.

Sponsor: Solus Ceramics