EXCURSIONS@HOME - Adrian Forty

When
17-12-2020 from 20:00 to 22:00
Where
Zoom Meeting
Language
English
Organizer
Wouter Davidts
Contact
Wouter.Davidts@UGent.be
Website
https://ugent-be.zoom.us/j/92110307542?pwd=LzkweWZtLy9sblpHdHh0NVFpdk9Pdz09
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EXCURSIONS@HOME - Adrian FortyYou are kindly invited to attend the online lecture by Adrian Forty on Thursday 17 December, 8PM.

The lecture is the third in the series EXCURSIONS@HOME, in which scholars, architects and artists take us on a journey abroad. Not unlike the 18th century writer Xavier De Maistre, but supported by the newest technologies of global communication, we will travel together, yet each from our own room, to buildings, squares and sites that they cherish and wish to share with us.

You can follow this lecture via "Zoom" with the link below:
https://ugent-be.zoom.us/j/92110307542?pwd=LzkweWZtLy9sblpHdHh0NVFpdk9Pdz09

Gibellina, Il Cretto, and Poggio Reale: three towns in Sicily - 37°48' N 12°52' E

In January 1968, an earthquake destroyed several towns in the Belice valley in South Western Sicily. Here we visit three of them as they are today, each one manifesting a different response to the calamity.

Adrian Forty is Professor Emeritus of Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He is the author of Objects of Desire, Design and Society Since 1750 (1986), Words and Buildings, a Vocabulary of Modern Architecture (2000), and Concrete and Culture, a Material History (2012). From 2010 to 2014 he was President of the European Architectural History Network.