Guest Lecture Series

Each semester the Liverpool School of Architecture holds a quest lecture series, with noted practitioners from the fields Architecture, Design and Art invited to speak to our undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts.

For any queries please contact Sandy Britton on sandy.britton@liverpol.ac.uk

All lectures are free open access events, however in some cases prior booking via EventBrite is required.

For information on previous years lectures, click the relevent tabs below.

Spring Semester Lectures 2019


Thursday 24th January

Spring School 2019

LSA Spring School 2019

Carl Turner & Simon Cadle
Geoff Rich
Howard Miller
Ragunath Vasudevan
Dr Patrick Lynch

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Thursday 31st January

Levitt Bernstein

Housing Design Handbook: designing for mixed communities

Levitt Bernstein
Book Launch and Talks
Chaired by Prof Mark Swenarton

6.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Tuesday 12th February

Tim Heatley

'Designing an Experience'

Tim Heatley of Capital and Centric

5.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Tuesday 19th February

M J Wells

Utopia, instrument, and tool: 
A thematic history of the architectural model

Dr Matthew Wells

5.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Thursday 28th February

Geoff Rich

Creative Reuse

Geoff Rich (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios)

5.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Thursday 28th February

Breakfast Brexit Talk

RIBA Mann Island 8.00 am

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Thursday 28th February

What Next?

WHAT NEXT? Careers Day

Reilly Room, 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Thursday 7th March

Thelma Silcock

International Womens Day: Decades of LSA Women Alumni

Budden Lecture Theatre 5.00 – 8.00 pm

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Wednesday 13th March

The Temporality of Building

European and Chinese Perspectives on Architecture and Heritage

1.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

Thursday 28th March

NOW WHAT?

Careers Day 2

Reilly Room & Stirling

10.00am - 5.00pm

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29th - 31st May 2019

Building Children’s Worlds

Looking at how modern architecture has been portrayed in children’s picture books since 1945 and exploring the potential influence of illustrations and portrayals of home.

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Thursday 2nd May

Off Road, Prof. Dipl. Ing. Christian Moczala

Off Road

Prof. Dipl. Ing. Christian Moczala

5.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Tuesday 7th May

The world as a city

The World as a City

Professor Wolfgang Dokonal

12.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Events in May & June

The Keyword Conversations

Liverpool & London Campuses

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Wednesday 26th June

Summer Degree Show in London

University of Liverpool in London

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Autumn Semester Lectures 2018


Tuesday 25th September

How Food Shapes

Carolyn Steel: How Food Shapes Our World

5.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Tuesday 9th October

LIVERPOOL ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY

LAS Honan Scholarship 2017 & 2018 Student Presentation

5.30pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Monday 29th October

Poseidon

Liverpool, by 2020 the world’s first ‘climate positive’ city

11.00am to 12.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Tuesday 30th October

Ibstock Bricks

An Introduction to Brickwork and Innovations in Brickwork

Michael H Thomson Design Advisor at Ibstock brick

13th & 14th November

The Big Connect

The Big Connect

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Tuesday 20th November

Acrylicize

Paul Arad. Acrylicize.
Selling Creativity

17.30 Budden Lecture Theatre

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Tuesday 27th November

Venice Biennale British Council Fellowship

Venice Tales and Fellowships

5.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Thursday 6th December

Ragunath Vasudevan

Pragmatic Parametric Poetry

A talk by Ragunath Vasudevan of
schneider+schumacher

5.00pm Budden Lecture Theatre

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Spring Semester Lectures 2018


Thursday 1st February

Shepard Robson Link

Sheppard Robson

Launch of their 2018 Jicwood prize 

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Thursday 15th February

Mark Swennarton Link

Professor Mark Swenarton

Cook’s Camden

The Making of Modern Housing

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Thursday 1st March

Liverpool Young Architects Link

Liverpool Young Architects    

Tales of postgraduate paths

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Thursday 8th March

caravatti

Emilio Caravatti

caravatti_caravatti

architecture and community

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Friday 9th March

shedkm link

shedkm

A talk in two parts by Director Hazel Rounding

 

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Wednesday 11th April

LSA_RIba Event

LSA_RIBA Education debate

A debate that brings together the RIBA and architectural educators from across the region

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Thursday 19th April

Partington-String

Robin Partington

Alumni Robin Partington talks about his life and work

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Thursday 19th April

Visa Breakfast

Visa Breakfast

Employing International Graduates, aimed at practices recruiting Part one or Part two Architecture Graduates

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Thursday 3rd May

LSA RIBA

BRUTALISM EVENT at RIBA NORTH

RIBA North in collaboration Urban Splash with support from LSA and LJMU

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Monday 11th June

Housing RIBA North

HOUSING EVENT at RIBA NORTH

RIBA North in collaboration Urban Splash with support from LSA and LJMU

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Autumn Semester Lectures 2017


Thursday 28th September

A New Cathedral 1960

Dominic Wilkinson

A New Cathedral 1960

The competition for Liverpool's Catholic Cathedral

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Thursday 5th October

Inhabitable Infrastructures

CJ Lim

Inhabitable Infrastructures

Science fiction or urban future?

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Tuesday 10th October

Cultural Memory and Architecture

Robin Monotti RMA

Cultural Memory and Architecture

1.00pm Start

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Thursday 19th October

Mutt

Mutt

Everything Else is Still an Option

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Thursday 26th October

Ben Derbyshire Link

Ben Derbyshire RIBA President

'Change is necessary ' The future of the RIBA 

Talk with Q&A

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Thursday 9th November

Stephen Bayley Link

Stephen Bayley

Quentin Hughes Memorial Lecture

Seaport - Liverpool’s ineffable sense of place

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Thursday 16th November

Welsh Streets Link

Nina Edge and Dr Gareth Carr

The Welsh Streets of Liverpool 

5.30pm, Introduced by Neil Jackson

Talk with Q&A 

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Thursday 23rd November

Richard Pare Link

Richard Pare 

Architecture and Photography

From the lost vanguard to Le Corbusier

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Thursday 30th November

Caroline Voet

Caroline Voet

Dom Hans van der Laan

A House for the Mind

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Thursday 14th December

Professor George Baird

Professor George Baird

Japanness: Atelier Bow-Wow

Introduced by Michael Wilford

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Spring Semester Lectures 2017


25th January 2017

Marco De Michelis

Marco De Michelis

Budden Lecture Theatre,

5.00pm

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Tuesday 31st January 2017

Marco De Michelis

Life By Design

Budden Lecture Theatre,
Booking Required
11.30am to 1.00pm

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Thursday 2nd February 2017

Deyan Sudjic

Deyan Sudjic

Budden Lecture Theatre,

5.00pm

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Thursday 9th February 2017

A Gendered Profession

A Gendered Profession

Ruth Morrow and James Soane

Budden Lecture Theatre, 5.00pm

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March 16th February 2017

What is the objective of architectural education?

What is the objective of architectural education?

Michael Wilford, Patrick Lynch Dave King

Budden Lecture Theatre, 5.00pm

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Tuesday 21st March 2017

Dunlop Link

The North American Gridiron City

Professor Alan Dunlop

Budden Lecture Theatre, 1.00pm

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Thursday 23rd March 2017

Damascus

Threats and Opportunities in Post-war Reconciliation

Dr. Ataa Alsalloum

Budden Lecture Theatre, 5.00pm

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Tuesday 28th March 2017

Ethics and Morality

Ethics and Morality: A discussion

Ian Ritchie, Alan Dunlop, Nick Ray, Michael Wilford and Dr Rosa Urbano Gutierrez, hosted by Johanna Muszbek

Budden Lecture Theatre, 7.00pm

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Thursday 30th March 2017

Ethic or Aesthetic-link

Ethic or Aesthetic?

Simon Henley from architects Henley Halebrown

Reilly Lecture Theatre, 1.00pm

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Thursday 27th April 2017

 Daniel Glenn

Contemporary Indigenous Architecture: Recent Works 

Daniel Glenn

Budden Lecture Theatre, 5.00pm

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Thursday 4th May 2017

LSA-Future Link

The LSA - an architecture school's future? 

Michael Wilford, Patrick Lynch, Dave King, Roger Stephenson, Prof Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, hosted by Ms Johanna Muszbek

Budden Lecture Theatre, 5.00pm

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Thursday 15th June 2017

Unknown Futures

School of Architecture Industry Night

The Liverpool School of Architecture, Leverhulme Building, Abercromby Square

4.00pm to 8.00pm

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Autumn Semester Lectures 2016


Thursday 29th September

Raw Concrete

Barnabas Calder

Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism

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Thursday 6th October

Japanese-Wood-Craftsmanship Small

Hugh Miller

Japanese Wood Craftsmanship

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Thursday 13th October

Mimesis

Patrick Lynch

'Mimesis'

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Thursday 20th October

Farm Urban

Paul Myers and Jens Thomas

Farm Urban: Urban food Production

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Thursday 10th November

Alun Jones   Dow Jones Architects Title - An Idea About Construction

Alun Jones

An Idea About Construction

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Thursday 17th November

CJ Lim Food City

CJ Lim

Food City

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Thursday 24th November

Architecture School Debate

Visiting Professors Discuss 'architecture school'

Stirling Gallery
5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

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Thursday 1st December

Fiona Mclachlan

Professor Fiona Mclachlan

Ethereal Material: Colour Strategies in Architecture

Photo: Urs Siegenthaler Zurich

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Thursday 8th December    

Dr Polly Gould

Dr Polly Gould

No More Elsewhere: Antarctica though the Archive of the Edward Wilson (1872-1912) Watercolours

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2015/16 Lecture Archive

1st October Joseph Sharples
8th October Carla Molinari Sequences in architecture
15th October Dr Marco Iuliano Stirling thinks
22nd October Cristóbal Amunátegui Things Made Whole
29th October Assemble Collective practice
5th November Ab Rogers and Jimmy Loizeau Nostalgia and Progression
12th November Prof. Ian Ritchie Architecture and Neuroscience
24th November November 2A +P/A The School, A space for education
3rd December Clare Nash RIBA role model
4th February Eric Parry Eric Parry Architects
11th February Irena Bauman Retrofitting Neighbourhoods - Designing for Resilience
18th February Jane Duncan President of RIBA 
25th February Darryl Condon HCMArchitects
3rd March David Nixon International Space Station – Architecture Beyond Earth
10th March David Houghton If we have seen it before it’s the wrong solution
14th April Dr Pedro Leão Neto Contemporary Photography: Architecture, City and Territory
21st April Oliver Heath The Science and Style of Biophilic Design
28th April Toby Wallis and Luke Cooper Collaborative design
5th May Stefanos Roimpas How not to answer questions
12th May Peter Clegg Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

2014/15 Lecture Archive

23rd Oct CJ Lim Food City
30th Oct Jonathan Hendry Foraging
6th Nov Paul Domela On art, body and space and the speculation of an Architecture Biennial
13th Nov Stephanie Strain Assistant Curator of Tate Liverpool on Claude Parent and La Colline de l’Art commission
20th Nov Jay Gort Gort Scott Architects
27th Nov Patrick  Lynch Lynch Architects
4th Dec Raymond Quek Line Wash and Tone, architecture and the metropolis and the thematics of redemption
5th March Michael Wilford Composition and Character
10th March Justin de Syllas Peckham and Finsbury, London’s Pioneering 1930s health centres
12th March Roger Watt Haworth Tomkins Aspects of theatre design
19th March Matt Driscoll Director, Threefold Architects www.threefoldarchitects.com
30th April Sophie Goldhill and David Liddicoat Liddicoat & Goldhill www.liddicoatgoldhill.com