Seminars, Conferences and Exhibitions

Over the course of each year, the Students, Staff and Researchers from the Liverpool School of Architecture collate and collaborate in a number of seminars, conferences and exhibitions both in the School and venues around the UK and Europe.

21st February 2024

Text Urban Form& Social Space Seminar next to an image of traditional Chinese domestic dwelling, there is a street market in front of it.

Urban Form & Social Space Seminar

10am – 5pm, The Reilly Room, School of Architecture

You can read more about the Urban Form & Social Space research group here.

27th September 2023

Large building with a set of steps in front.

Celebrating Bangladesh

27 September 2023, 10am – 5pm, The Reilly Room, School of Architecture

Situated in the largest delta in the world, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries and one of the most affected by climate change, but also one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and home of the world’s largest NGO.

Click here to read more

Past Conferences and Exhibitions

1st - 30th June 2023

Aga Khan Trust for culture logo, a green heptagon with an interior motif to represent a flower.

Inclusive, Sustainable, Innovative 

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022 & ArCHIAM 10-years

Over the years the University of Liverpool has worked closely with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.The inclusive and global perspective shared by the two institutions, and the Liverpool School of Architecture’s pre-eminent place in design pedagogy and research, has made it possible to bring this Award exhibition to Liverpool.

Click here to explore the programme of events

17th May 2023

Funereal arch decorated with columns and floral relief. Text on a plaque in the middle commemorates Buraimah Afinnia, died 23.7.1914 aged 71 years, and his Mother Rabiyatu, died18.8.1891 aged 94 years.

History Designing Architecture: Performance and Architecture in Africa & its Diaspora

Adedoyin Teriba, Rixt Woudstra

Research Seminar at the Paul Mellon Centre and Online

This presentation will explore the ways in which this type of place making has remained a vital force in how certain buildings are erected amongst people of African descent in West Africa and its diaspora – providing a nuanced contrast to the inductive way of architectural design that dominates the field of architecture in many parts of the world.

Rixt Woudstra is a member of the School's Transnational Research Group and the AHUWA research centre.

Read more here

Feb - May 2022

Building material in perspex tube

Carbon Counts

A concept of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Carbon Counts is a striking installation which draws together key metrics for ten materials to illustrate the embodied carbon impacts of each. Carbon Counts ran at the Liverpool School of Architecture from 1st February to July 2022.

Read more here

31st August 2022

Abstract ceramic relief with blue glazing

ASAUK Biennial Conference 2022

Running from August 31st – September 4th, 2022, this unique two-part conference took place online and involving ASAUK research colleagues based in Ibadan and Nairobi engaging in the conference themes from Africa based platforms shared across Africa and Liverpool in the UK. This is followed by a smaller in-person conference, hosted by the ASAUK at the University of Liverpool.

Read more here

19-23 April 2022

Composite image showing a railway cutting over time

Re-Thinking Liverpool’s Railway Heritage

The design workshop aims to propose a solution for re-activating Liverpool’s lost railway heritage and connect this once again with the local community.

Read more here

4th - 15th October 2021

The LSA Autumn Exhibition

LSA Autumn Exhibition

Due to the pandemic our last two summer exhibitions were impossible, so we created this exhibition on the railings of Abercromby Square to celebrate some of the outstanding work produced by our students during 2020 and 2021 despite the difficult learning situation.

Read more here

2nd & 9th March 2021

Latif Al Ani, Shorja Street, Baghdad, 1960. Latif Al Ani Collection, courtesy of the Arab Image Foundation, Beirut and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai.

Crucibles, Vectors, Catalysts: Envisioning The Modern City

This online event brings together scholars, researchers and curators to explore the architectural production in the blurred era of independence to the post-colonial period of the mid-20th century, focussing on cities in Africa, Middle East and South Asia.

This event is organised by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and the Liverpool School of Architecture.

Read more here

Global SinoPhoto Awards

Global SinoPhoto Awards © Judy Bellah/Alamy

LSA partner of the Global SinoPhoto Awards on Chinese culture

GSPA is an exciting new international photography competition created by Yintong Betser (Managing Director of ACTIVE) and Lynne Bryant (founder of The Architectural Photography Awards)

Read more here

Colin Rowe Centenary

Colin Rowe photographed by Valerie Bennett

The Colin Rowe Blog

Colin Rowe was one of the greatest architectural theorists writing in the English language. A blog commemorating the centenary of his birth, 27 March, 2020, has been set up, click here for more information and to help contribute.

Image: Colin Rowe photographed by Valerie Bennett

11th October 2019

BrutalismNow Link


From listing "British Brutalism" in the World Monuments Watch to Preston Bus Station’s 50th birthday: so, where are we now?

Read More here

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.

Read more here

14th March – 30th May 2019

After ISLAND at RIBA North

In 2018 we partnered with the British Council to send three of our MArch students to work and research in Venice for a month long period as part of the Architecture Biennale. 

Read more here

9th April 2018

Playing Around the Docks

Playing Around the Docks

Tate and the Architectural Imagination, a collaboration between the Liverpool School of Architecture and Tate Liverpool to rethink the role of academia within society.

Watch here