Guest Lecture Series

Dr Marco Iuliano ‘Stirling thinks'

5pm Thursday 15th October – Budden Lecture Theatre

On the night of the RIBA Stirling Awards 2015 – Dr Iuliano will present ‘Stirling Thinks’

The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK's most prestigious architecture prize. Every year it is presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year.

Drawing on original documentation - sketches, his own photographs and the iconic axonometrics - the lecture explores the creative process of James Stirling: from the early inspiration of Liverpool’s docks to his devotion to Le Corbusier, acknowledging the fundamental role of the partnerships with James Gowan and Michael Wilford. Stirling analyses the past through relentless observational skills and elaborates it as a source of creativity and as a context to respect. This most eccentric British architect leaves a legacy that is not confined to history alone, but continues to be paradigmatic for generations of architects to come. 

PhD in History and Theory of Architecture, Marco is Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture, where he is also Research Director of the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts.

He has published extensively on cartography, architectural photography, modern and contemporary architecture. His forthcoming book, James Stirling: Inspiration and Process in Architecture, will be published by Moleskine in 2015.