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Talks and lectures

RIBA Yorkshire at Sheffield Modern

Sheffield Modern Architecture Weekender returns to the city on 22 to 24 November with a series of events to engage and inspire, supported by RIBA Yorkshire.

Sheffield Modern Architecture Weekender returns to the city on 22 to 24 November with a series of events to engage and inspire, supported by RIBA Yorkshire.

Sheffield's experiments in modern architecture have played a significant role in defining not just the skyline but also the character and culture of the city. Looking at the past and present of the city's design and developments, the second Sheffield Modern weekender aims to get people thinking about the shape of the city in new ways – through exhibitions, talks, walks, family-focussed workshops, installations, and film screenings.

Join Sheffield Society of Architects over the weekend for Standing at the Sky’s Edge panel discussion with writer Chris Bush, our popular Fantastical Cities and create a dolls' house in a shoe box with architect Catja de Haas.

This year's programme is themed around two strands:

  • Social Housing at 100 – looking at questions around housing today, one hundred years on from the Housing Act (also known as the Addison Act), which paved the way for large-scale council housing developments.
  • Return to the Workshop – taking its name and inspiration from the teachings of the hugely influential Bauhaus art school, founded in Germany one hundred years ago. The school's manifesto called for artists to bring the spirit of architecture into other art forms, unite disciplines, and "return to the workshop" in order to become "a world that builds".

For full programme details visit Sheffield Modern and follow #SheffieldModern on social media.

Please note that further information about this event, including the programme and ticket bookings, is hosted by Sheffield Modern.