Svalbard (Mine I) 2007 © David Grandorge
Talks and lectures

The Colin Rowe Lecture Series: David Grandorge

The Colin Rowe Lectures aim to discuss the role of the image in architecture, particularly the crucial role of architectural photography. The lectures are considered an open forum of discussion for architects, photographers, students, and the simply curious. All are welcome.

In an informal setting and in dialogue with experienced and imaginative guests, The Colin Rowe Lectures aim to discuss the role of the image in architecture, particularly the crucial role of architectural photography. The lectures are considered an open forum of discussion for architects, photographers, students, and the simply curious. All are welcome.

We are delighted to announce as our next speaker David Grandorge, who has pursued the photography of buildings, cities, and landscapes since 1996. He has been privileged to document the work of architects such as Sergison Bates, Caruso St John, 6a, Witherford Watson Mann, Maccreanor Lavington, Stephen Taylor, Feilden Fowles, Marie-Jose Van Hee, Brendeland & Kristoffersen, and many others. His photographs, generally characterised by visual austerity and laconic expression, express an ongoing concern with pictorial and compositional precision.

Grandoge’s work has been published in books and exhibited internationally, including the Prague Biennale of 2005, the Venice Architecture Biennales of 2008, 2012 & 2016, the Vilnius Art Biennale of 2015 and in solo exhibitions at Rake Visningrom, Trondheim (The World is Still Beautiful), Peter von Kant, London (Without Sun), The AA and RIBA Future Practice Galleries, (Ground with Jonathan Lovekin) and Six Second Gallery (Landscapes of Variable Temperature). A book of his work Still Beautiful was published in 2018.

Places are limited so booking in advance is essential.

Forum convened by Marco Iuliano (University of Liverpool) and Valeria Carullo (RIBA).

The lectures are a collaboration between the Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts at the University of Liverpool and the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection at RIBA.

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