Abstraction and Familiarity, Tony Fretton

“At its outset and for very good reasons, modernism proposed an abstract architecture for emerging mass democratic society that was free of all previous class distinctions. Subsequently there was a long search to recover qualities of traditional architecture that had made it familiar and accessible. Part of that search took the form of research by the architects of modernism in CIAM (Congrès internationaux d'architecture moderne) and other forums. Another line was that of Venturi, who rejected the social basis of architecture proposed by modernism replacing it with populism. How these issues might be resolved is the subject of my lecture” Tony Fretton

Some of Europe's best architects run studios and units at The Cass. These architects lecture about their work all over the world but not often enough here at The Cass. The Home Works lectures put this right and invite you to celebrate and discuss the current work of the following practitioners, chaired by Robert Mull and co-curated with Zoë Berman. 

Lectures from:

  • Florian Beigel and Philip Christou
  • DSDHA
  • Richard Cottrell
  • Peter St John
  • Geoff Shearcroft and Tom Coward/ AOC
  • Tony Fretton
  • Stephen Taylor

Location Central House, 1st Floor CE1-16
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London
E1 7PF
Date Tuesday 8 December 2015, 6.30pm

Home Works: Lectures and talks

Changefulness

Tuesday 20 October 2015

This is a lecture by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou, one in a series of lectures titled Home Works.

DSDHA

Tuesday 27 October 2015

This is the second in a series of lectures titled Home Works, curated by Robert Mull and celebrating the work of tutors at The Cass

Geoff Shearcroft and Tom Coward/AOC

Tuesday 1 December 2015

The fifth in a series of lectures titled Home Works, co-curated by Robert Mull and Zoë Berman celebrating the work of tutors at The Cass.

Peter St John

Tuesday 24 November 2015

The fourth in a series of lectures titled Home Works, co-curated by Robert Mull and Zoë Berman celebrating the work of tutors at The Cass.

Richard Cottrell

Tuesday 10 November 2015

The third in a series of lectures titled Home Works, co-curated by Robert Mull and Zoë Berman celebrating the work of tutors at The Cass.

Abstraction and Familiarity, Tony Fretton

Tuesday 8 December 2015

The sixth in a series of lectures titled Home Works, co-curated by Robert Mull and Zoë Berman celebrating the work of tutors at The Cass.