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.

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

Spring Semester Lectures 2022

24th February 2022

Three quarter shot of a mans face in black and white

Neil Thomas

Two worlds

As an engineer how can I reconcile the two worlds I inhabit ?

The first, a love of a nature and my desire to promote a world that can be as sustainable as I can make it. The second, a world of rock and roll. I would like to show some radical steps which allow my two worlds to collide.

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3rd March 2022

Carbon Counts - Joe Jack Williams Link

Dr Joe Jack Williams

Live at the Liverpool School of Architecture

As one of the minds behind the FCBStudios Carbon Counts Exhibition currently on display at LSA, Dr Joe Jack Williams from FCBStudios will provide an overview embodied carbon in construction, and introduce the Carbon Counts exhibition and FCBstudio’s ambitions for it 

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7th-11th March 2022

Stylised images of women from different ethnic backgrounds

International Women's Week at the LSA

The LSA is marking this years International Women's Day (IWD) with a series of events run by the student-led groups. Marked annually on March 8th, IWD is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about women's equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities.

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17th March 2022

Portrait photograph of Aupama Kundoo

Anupama Kundoo

Anupama Kundoo is the 2021 recipient of the RIBA Charles Jencks award for simultaneous major contributions to both the theory and practice of architecture and the Auguste Perret Prize 2021 for architectural technology.

Read more and watch a recording of the lecture here

31st March 2022

Castle windows set into a cream coloured wall

Using What We Have

Architectural Histories of Fragments, Ruins, Rationed Resources and Obsolete Spaces

We are delighted to invite you to SAHGB's annual architectural history symposium which seeks to raise awareness of traditions of vernacular adaptation and reuse.

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26th April 2022

Photograph of Chater Paul-Jordan standing on a balcony

Chater Paul-Jordan

Alternative agencies in architecture: listening to archival silences.

As part of SLD week Chater will deliver a recital of his article, “This Dilemma”: Collecting and constraints at the RIBA, before unpacking the issues that archival silences raise in understanding the role of women, POC and queer people – those often overlooked by the canon – within architecture.

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5th May 2022

Carbon Counts - Heritage and Sustainability

Carbon Counts

Heritage and Sustainability

Against the backdrop of the climate emergency, achieving sustainability in heritage and listed buildings is imperative. Join our panel of experts from across practice, research and industry as they share their knowledge and ideas.

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Autumn Semester Lectures 2021

Thursday 30th September

Katy Marks

A Citizens Design Bureau: weaving with wit and wisdom

Katy Marks

Katy will talk about the work of Citizen’s Design Bureau, scratch process and why the business model of architecture practices needs to change

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Thursday 7th October

Marina Tabassum

Works by Marina Tabassum

Marina Tabassum is the principal of Marina Tabassum Architects, a practice established in 2005 based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

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Thursday 21st October

Rahel Belatchew

The Challenges for Architecture

Rahel Belatchew

Rahel will join us form Stockholm to will talk of the challenges of architecture  exemplified in the numerous projects and lab pieces of  Belatchew Arkitekter

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Thursday 28th October

Jim Eyre

Jim Eyre OBE

Jim Eyre is a founding director at WilkinsonEyre, here he talks about the design of many of the practice’s cultural, commercial and infrastructure projects.

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Thursday 4th November

The Garden of earthly delights by Hieronymous Bosch, 16th C, Wikimedia commons

Designing for an Ethical World

Sumita Singha OBE RIBA

The patriarchal hierarchy of our designed environment seeks to dominate nature and those who are weaker, including animals and other humans.  Now with the existential threat of the climate crisis, do we need a different way of designing?

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Thursday 11th November

LSA COP26 Link

LSA COP26 Micro-summit

LSA Climate Crisis (Student Climate Action Group)

In collaboration with LSA Climate Crisis (Student Climate Action Group), Liverpool School of Architecture are hosting a micro-summit following the outcome of COP26 6:00pm-7:30pm via zoom.

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Thursday 25th November

© Jim Stephenson


Deborah Saunt and Lemma Redda

DSDHA’s work spans from crafting beautiful and sustainable buildings, welcoming landscapes and whole new neighbourhoods, through to writing the brief that will shape how a space might be used long into the future.

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Thursday 2nd December

Back to the Future

Back to the Future: The optimistic case for retrofitting places

Martin Prince-Parrot

Retro-fitting all our buildings is one of the largest challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s built environment. How we can turn this mammoth challenge into a renaissance for our homes, workplaces, communities, towns and cities?

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