Guest Lectures and Talks

Each semester the Liverpool School of Architecture holds a quest lecture and talk 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

All lectures and talk, unless otherwise stated, take place on Wednesdays, are Hybrid and free open access. In some cases prior booking via EventBrite or Zoom is required, for Hybrid events booking is essential.

Autumn Semester 2022

12th October 2022

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Venice Fellowships Programme Launch

Introduced by Sandy Britton

We are pleased to launch the application process for Venice Fellowship programme 2023 and to celebrate the work of our two Fellows of 2022, Rim Yasine Kassab and Razan Simbawa.

Read more here

26th October 2022

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Ilze Wolff

A cottage to breath in: Refusing museums, making homes

Introduced by Professor Ola Uduku

A talk on a recent project regarding the Rhodes Cottage in Muizenberg, Cape Town. 

This was an online event, read more here

2nd November 2022

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David Jourdan

Computational design of self-shaping textiles

Introduced by Asterios Agkathidis

David is a postdoctoral researcher, his work focuses on the computational design and fabrication of self-actuated structure.

This was a Hybrid lecture, read more here

9th November 2022

Bridget Ogwezi

Dr Bridget Ogwezi

Senior Academic Development Manager at ANSYS UK

Introduced by Dr Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi

This was a Hybrid lecture, read more here

10th November 2022

Open cast mine in Norway

The Colin Rowe Lecture Series at RIBA 

We are delighted to announce as our next speaker David Grandorge, who has pursued the photography of buildings, cities, and landscapes since 1996.

6:30pm to 8pm, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London

Read more here

16th November 2022

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Panu Savolainen

Aalto University in Finland

Introduced by Dr Barnabas Calder

1pm Reilly Room

Panu’s work is a very interesting mix of practice/studio and history. He will be talking lecture on the ways in which Finnish architecture has historically coped with very low winter temperatures in a completely sustainable way.

This is a Hybrid lecture

Read more and book here

23rd November 2022

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Rob Hopkins

Director AHR Architects

Introduced by Professor Steve Sharples

1pm Reilly Room

Rob who was previously involved with The Spine and is currently working on HEMISPHERE, Liverpool’s first proposed net zero carbon building.

This is a Hybrid lecture

Read more and book here

30th November 2022

Identity in the Architectural World

Identity in the Architectural World

How are different cultures expressed in the built environment?
How does your identity change the way you're perceived as an architect and how can we change that for our future?

1pm Reilly Room

Join BLAC for an engaging, interactive conversation between architects, students and graduates about how our identities influence our architecture.

This is a hybrid event, read more here

7th December 2022

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Dr Ella Chmielewsk 

University of Edinburgh

Introduced by Dr Katerina Antonopoulou

1pm Reilly Room

This is a Hybrid lecture

Read more and book here